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Tender Launched For Much Wanted Samos-Kos Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry expects bids from ferry operators interested in running a ferry connection next year to and from Samos - Patmos - Lipsi - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos.

International Workshop On Island Challenges To Be Held On Samos, Greece

Islanders and island stakeholders will gather in October in Greece to attend an international workshop on the challenges islands face in regards to waste management and the solutions that should be sought.

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...

NIKI to Launch Vienna-Athens Route in April

NIKI, the Austrian subsidiary of airberlin group, is extending its service to Greece and including Athens in the flight plan for the summer of 2015.

HATTA Launches Federation of Greek Travel Agencies

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Tuesday launched the Federation of Greek Travel Agencies (Fed HATTA).

AEGEAN Adds Special Flights to Transfer Holy Flame to Greek Destinations

AEGEAN Airlines will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, April 11.

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.

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.

Ikaria Comes to Athens for Three-day Expo

The North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria will be showcased this week in the multipurpose area of the Athens metro at Syntagma Square.

Samos Young Artists Fest Brings Cultures Closer

In its sixth year, the Samos Young Artists Festival brings international performers to the Eastern Aegean, with concerts and events kicking off on Friday at the island’s Ancient Pythagorion Theater.

Chios New Limnia Marina Opens with 15th Aegean Regatta

Over 700 boats will be sailing into Limnia port on the island of Chios, during the 15th Aegean Regatta, inaugurating the new 55-spot marina on August 23. The 15th Aegean Regatta will run through to August 28.

Turkey Eyeing Tax-free Tourist Zones along Aegean Coast

Aiming to attract all the more tourists to its shores, Turkey is examining the creation of tax-free tourist zones, Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said.

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.

Not One, Not Two… but 22 Shipwrecks Come to Light in Greek Archipelago

A 13-day underwater expedition near the Greek islets of Fourni, between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Ikaria, revealed an unimaginable treasure a month ago, when marine archaeologists discovered the remains of 22 shipwrecks, some over 2,500 years old.

All-in-one Tickets for 17 Archaeological Areas in Greece

A total of 17 areas in Greece and their main archaeological attractions have been included in a new pilot all-for-one ticketing scheme to start in April 2016, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) announced this week.

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.

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.

Frontex Launches Operation ‘Poseidon Rapid Intervention’ in Greece

Frontex, the EU border agency, initiated on Monday the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands as part of a new operation called "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean earlier this month.

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...