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Hellenic Seaways: New Schedules for High-speed Vessels to the Greek Islands

The Attica Group has announced new itineraries of Hellenic Seaways' high-speed vessels "Highspeed 4", "Hellenic Highspeed" and "Flying Cat 3".

Parliament Approves Permanent VAT Reduction for 5 Greek Islands

Greek parliament has approved a permanent reduction by 30 percent in VAT applicable to five Eastern Aegean islands.

The Guardian Selects 10 Crowd-free Greek Islands and Coastlines

The Guardian has selected 10 crowd-free Greek islands and coastlines that can offer travelers “a taste of true Greek culture”.

Greece Eases Some Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions

As of Monday, March 22, Greek authorities will ease a few lockdown measures that were imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios Get New Extension for Lower VAT

The five Greek islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece will continue to receive a 30% discount on VAT rates.

Lonely Planet Names Greece ‘Best Sustainable Food Destination’ for 2021

Lonely Planet has given Greece the title of the world’s most sustainable food destination for 2021.

Leros Island Becomes Bike Friendly Destination

The Greek island of Leros has been certified as a Bike Friendly destination and is inviting cyclists to explore its numerous routes.

The Greek 4: New Tourism Campaign Puts Spotlight on Four Aegean Islands

Greece has launched a new campaign to promote its "Greek 4" - four islands of the Northeast Aegean: Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros.

New Campaign to Repair Tarnished Reputation of 5 Greek Isles

Greece will launch a campaign aimed at restoring the reputation of five Aegean islands that have suffered the massive influx of migrants and refugees in the last years.

Greece Extends Discounted VAT for Five Islands

The reduced VAT regime for the Greek islands of Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios, has once again received a six-month extension.

Migration Ministry to Cover €2m Tourism Campaign for 5 Greek Islands

The Greek Ministry of Migration will provide 2 million euros for the creation of a tourism campaign to promote the Greek islands hit by the migration crisis.

Underwater Treasures of Leros Highlighted in German Media

Germany's "Tauchen" travel magazine highlights Leros, a tiny Greek island in the Dodecanese, as a prime diving destination due to its underwater treasures.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

Special Tourism Promotion Planned for Greek Islands Overwhelmed by Migration Surge

Special tourism campaigns will launch for the Greek islands that have been affected by migrant flows.

Lipsi Island Releases Video to Promote Tourism Offerings

Aiming to attract more tourists this year, the Municipality of Lipsi has launched a video promoting the area’s tourism offerings and unique natural beauty.

New Extension of Lower VAT for Five Greek Islands Announced

Five Aegean islands - Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios - have received a six-month extension to their special value-added tax (VAT) status.

Greek Islands Bearing Refugee Influx Seeking Support

More than 7,000 refugees and migrants made their way into Greece in November, with the North Aegean islands shouldering the weight.

Minister Lays Out Plan to Restore Tourism to Refugee-hit Leros

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is looking to restore tourism on the island of Leros, following negative publicity due to the refugee crisis.

GNTO: More Fam Trips to Promote Greece to Foreign Tourism Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) during the winter months will continue to promote Greece to foreign tourism markets through fam and press trips.

Lipsi Island Launches New Website and Smartphone App for Travelers

The Municipality of Lipsi has launched its new website and a smartphone application for travelers, offering information on the island’s sites of interest.