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Ionian Island Council Ups Funding for Waterway Projects

The Ionian Island Regional Council will increase the budget for waterway projects on the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

‘Navagio’ on Zakynthos Named World’s Top Beach for 2018

Zakynthos' Navagio beach ranks first on the “World’s Top 50 Beaches” list for 2018, which was released by travel website FlightNetwork.

TUI Honors Zakynthos’ Castelli Hotel with Sustainability Award

The Castelli Hotel, located on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, was honored with the Sustainability Award at the TUI Northern Region Awards.

TUI Hotels in Greece, Italy Receive World Luxury Hotel Awards

TUI Group resorts in Greece and Italy have been honored for their luxury offerings and exceptional services at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018.

Tourism Flows to Zakynthos Strong, No Quake Impact, Say Hoteliers

Zakynthos hoteliers confirmed that a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled the island last month has had no impact on tourism flows.

European Gastronomy Congress Shines Spotlight on Zakynthos Hotel Restaurant

The Castelli Hotel's “Eucalyptos” restaurant on Zakynthos was included among Europe's best for 2018 by the European Council of Enogastronomic Brotherhoods (CEUCO).

Strong Temblor Strikes Zakynthos Causing Minor Damage

Zakynthos saw minor damage and no injuries after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the popular Ionian island on Friday, October 26.

Greece Aiming for More Blue Flag Awards in 2019

Greece is aiming to increase the number of beaches awarded the special Blue Flag eco-label that certifies quality, safety, environmental education and information.

Zakynthos Looking to Raise the Bar, Eyeing Alternative Tourism

Aiming to take the popular island of Zakynthos to the next level, tourism authorities are looking into ways to tap into alternative forms of tourism.

Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

Rhodes and the Ionian Islands are breaking incoming tourism records for September with flows continuing strong into October.

British Airways Adds Kos to 2019 Summer Schedule

British Airways has announced the launch of a new route from London Gatwick to the Greek island of Kos for summer 2019, with flights set to begin in May.

Navagio Beach on Zakynthos Re-opens After Landslide Incident

The popular shipwreck beach on Zakynthos, known as Navagio, has re-opened with restrictions to the public after a cliff collapsed earlier in September.

Zakynthos: Access to Navagio Beach Banned Until Further Notice After Rockfall

Following a rockfall, access to the world famous Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos has been prohibited until further notice.

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

Greece Attracts Foreign TV Productions

Television crews from South Africa and Italy are expected to visit Greece in September to film in popular tourism locations such as the Ionian islands.

Applications Open for Athens Tour Guide Schools, Vocational Training Units

The Athens Tour Guide School and eight vocational training units are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through to September 14.

Lefkada, Meganissi Waterways Documentation Submitted

Waterways company Water Airports SA has submitted to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

ABTA Warns Traveling Brits to Avoid Hiring Quad Bikes

Citing dire statistics on road accidents, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on all Brits to avoid hiring quad bikes for their transport.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.