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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.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Discounts on Ferry, Air Travel for Rhodes Marathon Announced

Blue Star Ferries and AEGEAN are supporting the 6th International Rhodes Marathon and will offer ticket discounts for those who will travel to Rhodes for the event.

North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

Lower VAT on Five Greek Islands Extended for Six Months

The five islands in Greece that continue to receive refugee flows will maintain their special VAT status - 30 percent discount on rates - until June 30, 2019.

Five Greek Islands Get New Extension for Lower VAT

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

Greek Eco Campaign ‘Keep Aegean Blue’ Kicks Off on Islands

The South Aegean Region is launching an environmental campaign titled "Keep Aegean Blue” with a series of awareness-raising activities on Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos and Leros.

South Aegean Region Goes Digital, Highlights Uniqueness of Dodecanese Islands

A digital campaign for the promotion of the Dodecanese islands of Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Karpathos, Astypalea and Leros recently wrapped up with great success.

Rhodes Marathon Sold Out with Runners from 30 Countries

More than 2,700 runners from 30 countries will participate in the 5th International Rhodes Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 29.

Greek Islands to Promote Sea Activities at ‘boot Düsseldorf’ 2018 Fair

The sea activities one can enjoy while vacationing on the islands of the South Aegean will be presented at the boot Düsseldorf 2018 fair in Germany.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.