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Lonely Planet: Lesser-known Greek Islands Gaining Popularity

Lonely Planet has revealed some of Greece’s lesser-known island destinations - such as Kythira, Tilos and Kythnos - that are gaining popularity among travelers.

‘The Sunday Times Travel’ Magazine Presents Greece’s Islands to UK Travelers

Greece’s islands are featured in the May edition of “The Sunday Times Travel”, one of Britain's best-selling magazines that includes tourism news, features and insider guides..

Skiathos Palace Cup Sets Sail for May 10-12

The Greek island of Skiathos is once again preparing to host the Skiathos Palace Cup, an annual sailboat match racing event, which will be held during May 20-12.

Antiparos, Messini, Kythira Best Places to Invest in Short-term Rentals

Antiparos, Messini and Kythira are considered the best places to invest in short-term rentals in Greece, according to data released by AirDNA.

More Ancient Treasures Come to Light at Kythira Shipwreck

More ancient treasures were uncovered by marine archaeologists at underwater excavations of the legendary shipwreck, the Mentor, at Kythira.

Kythira Wildfire Contained, No Danger to Tourists

The wildfire that ravaged the Greek island of Kythira over the weekend has been partially contained, a spokesman for the Greek Fire Brigade has informed.

Kythira Ferry Link on the Back Burner

A ferry link connecting the island of Kythira with Piraeus appears to be on hold after the tender launched by the shipping ministry remained fruitless. 

‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ Ferry Serving Kythira Out of Order

The "Vitsentzos Kornaros" ship serving the Piraeus-Kythira, Antikythira and Kissamos route will remain in port until June 30 due to mechanical failure.

Nine Years Later Kythera Museum Up ‘n’ Running

It took nine years to get the Archaeological Museum on the island of Kythera back in shape and at noon on May 7, Culture Minister Aristides Baltas will hand it over to the public.

Olympic Air Flights Cancelled Thursday, Feb 4, Due to Work Stoppage

Olympic Air has announced that it is cancelling flights which were due to operate on Thursday, February 4, due to a four-hour stoppage called by the Panhellenic Union of Licensed Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers.

Attica Region 5-year Tourism Promo Plan Takes Off

Promoting the wider Attica region as an ideal short break destination as well as bringing to the fore the unknown side of life on the outskirts of Athens and across the region, are among the priorities set by the Attica Region in its tourism promotion strategy for the next five years.

Region of Attica Unveils New Tourism Strategy

Aiming to attract more visitors and increase length of stay, the Region of Attica on Monday presented a new five-year strategy that will focus on the promotion of its various destinations and advantages for year round tourism.

More Treasures Emerge in Ancient Greek Antikythera Shipwreck

Dozens of treasures have come to light during underwater excavation works at the Ancient Greek Antikythera shipwreck, which dates back to the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC.

Governor of Ionian Isles Calls for Equal Tax Treatment

Representing the Ionian islands, the regional governor Theodoros Galiatsatos is calling on the government to extend the special reduced VAT rate applicable on the Aegean islands to apply to the Ionian and remaining isles of the country as well.

Kythira Airport Officially Takes Name Of Alexander Aristotle Onassis

The Kythira National Airport is now officially known as "Alexandros Aristotelous Onassis." The change of name was made to reflect the contribution of Alexander Onassis to the airport’s construction and to Greek Aviation in general.