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NE Aegean Islands Get EU Funding Priority for Monuments

Over 10 million euros in EU funding have been allocated for the restoration of a number of monuments on the northeastern Greek islands.

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.

Why September in Greece? The Best of All Worlds

Joining the recently launched “September in Greece” project, a Destsetters initiative, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has nine spots for the ninth month of the year where it’s all happening in Greece.

Molyvos Int’l Music Festival Aims to Inspire, Connect, Unite

The 2nd Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF), to take place on the Greek island of Lesvos, on August 16-19, brings together some of the world’s finest artists for four days of classical music creating a “Crossroads” of artistic exchange.

Hellenic Seaways Launches New Ferry ‘Nissos Samos’ with Friendly Rates

A new ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways is set to hit Greek waters on Friday, serving Piraeus - Mesta Chios - Mytilini - Limnos - Thessaloniki the company said this week. With a capacity of 2,200 passengers, the Nissos Samos’ first voyage will be inaugurated later today by...

Lesvos Feels Brunt of Refugee Influx, Tourism Figures Nosedive

Lesvos sector professionals are seeing their efforts die out as the ongoing refugee influx has taken a toll on local tourism, with June figures down by 67.89 percent,

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Visit Lesvos, Call for Support of Refugees

Three actors from HBO block-buster “Game of Thrones” visited the Greek island of Lesvos this week to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis.

Blue Star Ferries: 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

Greek passenger shipping company Blue Star Ferries has announced a 30 percent discount on the ferry tickets of travellers that will vacation this summer on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

‘Meeting the Odyssey’ Project Sails to Greece Bearing Theatricals

Inspired by Greek hero Odysseus and his travels and travails, cultural project “Meeting the Odyssey” sets out for its last tour this summer to visit Greece between June 3 and August 9.

Greece Extends Pilot Program Granting Visas on Islands for Visitors Arriving from Turkey

The pilot program for the issuing of visas to tourists coming from Turkey to the border entry points of the islands of the Eastern Aegean will be extended for one year.

Jordan’s Queen Rania Visits Lesvos, Calls for Collective Global Response to Refugee Crisis

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday and called for a collective global response to the growing refugee crisis.

Queen Rania of Jordan to Visit Lesvos, Raise Plight of Refugees

Known for her humanitarian work, Queen Rania of Jordan is next on the list of international influencers visiting Greece in efforts to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis in the Aegean.

Pope Francis Visits Lesvos, Discusses Migration Crisis with Greek PM

Pope Francis flew back to Rome on Saturday, April 16, at the end of his 6-hour visit to the Greek Island of Lesvos during which he implored Europe to treat refugees with dignity.

Greece to Promote its ‘Hidden Treasures’ through EU ‘EDEN’ Project

Greece is exploring ways to promote its "destinations of excellence" and sustainable tourism through the European Commission’s “European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN) project.

Angelina Jolie Concludes Visit to Greece, Urges Expansion of Legal Pathways for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt concluded her mission to Greece on Thursday meeting volunteers, NGOs and local authorities engaged in emergency response efforts on the island of Lesvos, and speaking with refugee families.

Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees on Lesvos

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt travelled to the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday morning, and visited the Moria reception center.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

DRV: The Germans are Still Coming to Greece

The German Travel Association (DRV) has reported a 40 percent drop in bookings to Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey this summer due to safety concerns.