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Petrified Forest of Lesvos: The 8th Wonder of the World?

One of the most astonishing creations of nature, the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos, is among the candidates for the “8th Wonder of the World” online contest.

Lesvos, Greece, Welcomes More Turkish Tourists Thanks To Visa-Free Program

The Greek Island of Lesvos (Mytilini) is expecting a major increase of Turkish weekend visitors this year thanks to a visa facilitation scheme that has launched once again.

Women From All Over The World To Flock To Festival On Lesvos, Greece, In September

Lesvos will welcome over 1,000 women from all over the world at the two-week International Eressos Women's Festival 2014 in September.

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Sweeping Promo Plan for Lesvos, Corfu and Halkidiki, in the Making

The Greek islands of Lesvos and Corfu, and the Halkidiki peninsula, are at the centre of a comprehensive promotional campaign organized by Eurobank and Marketing Greece.

Greece Considers Mandatory Credit Card Use to Combat Tax Evasion on Islands

Credit card use for transactions of more than 70 euros at Aegean islands is expected to become mandatory, according to a new multi-bill of reforms to be tabled soon in Greek Parliament.

Greece an Increasingly Popular Holiday Destination for UK Families

Greece appears to be one of the top destinations to visit this year for families from the United Kingdom, as bookings to the country continue to rise, research by one of the UK's leading online travel agencies has shown.

Lesvos Mayor Calls For Immediate Action as Migrant Influx Gets Out of Control

The mayor of Lesvos is ringing alarm bells over the influx of migrants to the island, calling on the government to step in immediately and take the necessary actions on a national and international level for fear that things will get out of control.

Lesvos Mayor Urges Cruise Companies to Include Island in Stopovers

The Mayor of Lesvos is telling cruise companies that there is no reason to cancel scheduled itineraries to the island after the mother company of the Azamara Journey decided to exclude Mytilini port from its route on June 21.

‘Lesvos Ouzo Fest 2015’ Goes to Plomari This Weekend

This weekend, July 25-26, the Lesvos Ouzo Fest 2015 will make its last stop in Plomari, the island's "Ouzo capital".

Migrant Influx Out of Hand, Greek Border Island Mayors Warn

The mayors of several Greek border islands are calling on the government to step in with immediate measures to deal with the increasing numbers of illegal migrants reaching their shores daily as they do not have the resources to deal with the situation.

Greek Islands Overwhelmed By Migrants to Receive Special Tourism Promotion

The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted promotional actions for the islands that are currently being used as a gateway to mainland Greece by thousands of refugees and migrants.

Two Greek Islands Hit By Refugee Influx to Receive Extra Tourism Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Thursday announced the formation of tourism working groups on Kos and Lesvos to help boost the image of both islands in markets abroad.

UNESCO May Help Support Tourism on Lesvos

The possibilities of supporting the tourism side of Lesvos through the UNESCO network were explored on Tuesday during a meeting held at the Tourism Ministry in Athens.

Volotea to Connect Athens with Mykonos and Mytilini Next Summer

Volotea on Tuesday announced that it will launch flights connecting the Greek capital to Mykonos and Mytilini (Lesvos) next summer, bringing the routes it serves from Athens International Airport to six.

North Events: Lesvos, Kos, Chios and Samos to Shine in Poland and Sweden

Tourism consultants North Events have announced that the Greek islands of Lesvos, Kos, Chios and Samos will be the "honored destinations" at the upcoming 1st Grecka Panorama, to be held in Warsaw in December and the 3rd Grekland Panorama that will run in Stockholm in February 2016.

Mytilene Presents European Cultural Capital 2021 Bid at Acropolis Museum

The capital of the Greek island of Lesvos, Mytilene is enlisting its history, architecture, poetry, art, literature and gastronomy in its bid to be named European Cultural Capital 2021. The birthplace of ancient poet Sappho, folk artist Theophilos and art patron Teriade, among...

UNESCO Adds 5 Greek Regions to Global Geopark Network

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has listed five regions in Greece, in its Global Geoparks networks program, presented recently.

‘Grecka Panorama-CYPR’ Gets Ready to Give Poland a Greek Experience

The first dedicated travel and taste fair for Greece and Cyprus "Grekland Panorama-CYPR" is getting ready to open in Warsaw and offer a true Greek experience to visitors and tourism professionals of Poland.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.