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Ecotourism Development Tops Minister’s Agenda on Lesvos

The development and potential of ecotourism and geotourism topped Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s recent visit to the Greek island of Lesvos.

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.

Lesvos Food Challenge Festival to Promote Local Gastronomy in Europe, US, Canada

The gastronomy and products of the Greek island of Lesvos will ‘travel’ this summer to Europe, Canada and the US through an online culinary festival that will stream on social media.

GNTO Holding Webinars to Promote Greece to Foreign Tourism Professionals

The GNTO is promoting Greek destinations to foreign tourism professionals through webinars held on its ‘Link to Greece’ platform.

New Ferry Connection Links Thessaloniki with North Aegean and Cyclades Islands

Attica Group has launched a new ferry connection between the port of Thessaloniki and islands of North Aegean and the Cyclades.

Jet2 Suspends Flights and Holidays Until April 14 Due to Covid-19

Jet2 is extending the suspension of flights and holidays up to April 14, due to the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions Tighten on Lesvos

Stricter lockdown measures have been imposed on the Greek island of Lesvos due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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.

Greece Extends Second Lockdown Until December 7

Greece's second nationwide lockdown will be extended until December 7 in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Jet2 Announces Flights from Bristol to Kalamata, Lesvos for Summer 2021

UK leisure travel group Jet2 has announced flights from Bristol Airport to a number of destinations, including Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece, for summer 2021.

GNTO Takes Part in Virtual Greek Tourism Workshop for Danish Market

The GNTO is taking part in the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop that is focusing on the Danish market.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

England Removes 5 Greek Islands from Quarantine List

Five Greek islands have been removed from the quarantine list for arrivals to England and placed on the “travel corridor” exempt list.

Additional Covid-19 Measures Announced for Greek Destinations

Starting on Saturday, September 26, additional precautionary measures will apply to a number of Greek regions, including Attica and Trikala, with the aim to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Coronavirus: England Adds 7 Greek Islands to Quarantine List

Travelers arriving to England from seven Greek islands must self-isolate for 14 days as of September 9, according to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Covid-19: Wales Puts Six Greek Islands on Quarantine List

Travelers arriving to Wales from six Greek islands must now self-isolate for 14 days, according to a decision by the Welsh Government.

Covid-19 Restrictions Imposed on Zakynthos, Lesvos

Greek health authorities have announced emergency restrictions for the islands of Zakynthos and Lesvos, following a surge in coronavirus cases.

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.