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Underwater ‘Lost City’ Ruins Near Zakynthos Prove to be Geological Formations

The remains of what was thought to be a lost Greek city found near the Ionian island of Zakynthos are instead a natural phenomenon, the University of East Anglia has announced.

TUI Says Austrian Vacationers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

Turkey move over, Greece now leads Austrian travelers’ holiday destination choices, according to a survey carried out by international tour group TUI and presented in Vienna recently.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines: Direct Flights to 16 Greek Destinations in Summer 2016

Thomas Cook Group Airlines will operate direct flights to 16 Greek and two Cypriot destinations from cities in Germany, Belgium and the UK, from April to the end of October, according to its flightplan for summer 2016.

Ellinair Adds New Destinations to Growing International Network for 2016

Greek carrier Ellinair has added additional destinations to its international network, which will substantially boost connectivity between popular Greek destinations and renowned cities abroad.

Greek Gov’t to Cut Some ‘Remote’ Island Air Routes

The government is considering to abolish some state-subsidized airline routes to remote Greek islands, Infrastructure and Transports Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

easyJet Announces New Route to Zakynthos from London Stansted

Low cost airline easyJet on Thursday announced a new summer route from London Stansted to Zakynthos, starting May 28.

Divine Retreats: For the Summer Villa of Your Dreams in Greece

Whether you’re looking to find the beachfront villa of your dreams or a bungalow-plus-pool for your relaxation, online agency Divine Retreats promises to make it happen.

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Condor Opens Up New Destinations in Greece for 2016 Summer Season

Condor, the leisure airline of Thomas Cook AG, announced that it will add four new destinations in Greece to its short/medium haul network in summer 2016.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Region of Ionian Islands Improves Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Region of Ionian Islands has installed special mobility ramps, powered by the sun, at the popular beach of Benitses on Corfu and Skala on Kefalonia to provide swimming access to people with disabilities.

Greece-Italy: €105 million of EU Funds to Boost Growth and Quality Jobs

The European Commission on Tuesday adopted a new interreg programme that aims to increase the economic competitiveness in the Greece-Italy border area by supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and the clustering of economic activities.

TUI Germany to Expand, Offer Cheaper Rates, New Greek Destinations

In efforts to win back its share of the German market, TUI Germany announced the launch this week of a far-reaching strategy which will include a massive expansion of its hotel program, rate reductions and a more focused TUIfly flight schedule for the summer of 2016.

Greece: Top Destination for Polish Travellers, Scandinavians’ Favorite

Greece comes in first place on a list of top destinations for Polish tourists in 2015, while Scandinavian tour operators agree that this year is turning out to be one of the best in regards to bookings to the country.

Greece’s Crist Textile Company Announces Exclusive Cooperation Agreement with Azure Resort Hotel & SPA

Crist, a leading company in the Greek textile sector, will exclusively provide hotel linen to the luxury complex Azure Resort Hotel & SPA.

Flight of Icarus on Zakynthos, BASE Jumping Hot Spot

Professional athletes eager to jump off new heights visited the Ionian island of Zakynthos earlier this month for the annual Go Fast Games, where the world’s best BASE jumpers took more than 300 leaps in four days.

Finnair to Open New Scheduled Flights to Greece in 2016

In summer 2016, Finnair has announced that new scheduled flights will replace previously chartered flights to five Greek destinations.

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.

British Ambassador: All is Well Οn the Greek Islands

There are no reports from tour operators to suggest that there are disruptions to services on the Greek islands, British Ambassador to Greece John Rittmer said in a statement on Tuesday.