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Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...

UK’s Celebrity Traveler Simon Reeve Gives Greece a Go on BBC Series

The incredible encounters of popular UK traveler Simon Reeve in Greece for the filming of his latest documentary have taken the international press by storm with the BBC presenter taking a closer look at Greek reality and telling the world it’s a country of exotic extremes.

Greece Steps Up Presence at Turkey’s EMITT 2016 Expo – GTP Photo Report

Greek destinations and enterprises once again drew in the crowds at the recent East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran at the Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.

Calls for a Nobel Prize to the Greeks for Compassion Soar

An online petition calling for this year’s Nobel Prize to be awarded to the Greeks for their hands-on demonstration of compassion and sacrifice to the thousands of refugees seeking a brighter future through Greece, has garnered more than 303,000 signatures thus far.

Doctors of the World Offer Charity Medical Aid to Refugees on Hellenic Seaways Ferries

International medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) and Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways have joined forces to meet the health needs of refugees travelling on ferries from the Greek islands to Athens.

Refugee Crisis: Commission Aims for Schengen’s Normal Functioning in 2016

"In 2016 we need to return to Schengen's normal functioning", European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said following the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners which focused on the refugee crisis. The commissioners decided that the Schengen's normal...

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Development of Greek Islands

The tourism development of the Greek islands and the strengthening of cruise tourism were the main topics discussed in a meeting held in Athens on Thursday between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the Secretary General for the Aegean and Island Policy, Ioannis Giannelis.

Give the Greeks a Nobel Prize for Humanity, Vote Now

For the hands-on demonstration of compassion in the ongoing refugee crisis, activist group Avaaz invites you to vote so that the Greek islanders and volunteers be nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in Peace.

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.

‘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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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".