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Lesvos Sees Dwindling Tourist Numbers Due to Refugee Influx

All the more tourists are shying away from the Greek island of Lesvos, as the humanitarian crisis is growing there by the day.

Two Greek Islands Hit By Refugee Influx to Receive Extra Tourism Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Thursday announced the formation of tourism working groups on Kos and Lesvos to help boost the image of both islands in markets abroad.

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.

Greek-Turkish Tourism Relations to Be Explored in Mytilini

A two-day Greek-Turkish conference and exhibition will take place in Mytilini, Lesvos and Ayvalik, northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey, this weekend, August 22-23.

Lesvos Mayor Urges Cruise Companies to Include Island in Stopovers

The Mayor of Lesvos is telling cruise companies that there is no reason to cancel scheduled itineraries to the island after the mother company of the Azamara Journey decided to exclude Mytilini port from its route on June 21.

Lesvos Mayor Calls For Immediate Action as Migrant Influx Gets Out of Control

The mayor of Lesvos is ringing alarm bells over the influx of migrants to the island, calling on the government to step in immediately and take the necessary actions on a national and international level for fear that things will get out of control.

TAIPED: Three Binding Offers Made For 14 Regional Airports In Greece

Three consortia have submitted binding offers to Greek state privatization fund TAIPED for the right to manage and operate 14 Greek regional airports.

Women From All Over The World To Flock To Festival On Lesvos, Greece, In September

Lesvos will welcome over 1,000 women from all over the world at the two-week International Eressos Women's Festival 2014 in September.

Lesvos, Greece, To Host Second Music & Graffiti Festival

Over 50 musicians and 100 graffiti artists from all over Europe & Turkey are expected at this year's International Music & Graffiti "Beach Street Festival" on Lesvos.

Lesvos, Greece, Welcomes More Turkish Tourists Thanks To Visa-Free Program

The Greek Island of Lesvos (Mytilini) is expecting a major increase of Turkish weekend visitors this year thanks to a visa facilitation scheme that has launched once again.

Mykonos & Lesvos Among Top Honeymoon Spots For Gay Couples

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) recently included the Greek islands of Mykonos and Lesvos among the top honeymoon spots for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples.

SkyGreece Successfully Conducts Test Flight

SkyGreece, a new Greek airline that will launch flights from Athens to New York City, recently made its first test flight of the Boeing 767-300 ER.

airberlin Increases Flight Frequency To Greece For Summer 2014

Germany’s second largest airline airberlin announced on 14 January that it will increase the frequency of flights to Greece by 11 percent compared with summer 2013, to 172 flights a week.

New Publications Give A Gastronomic Tour Of Lesvos, Greece

The impressive culinary culture of the island of Lesvos is introduced to the world through two new publications released by the Lesvos Local Development Company.
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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.
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Greece Celebrates On 15 August

If you happen to be in Athens on 15 August, don't be surprised if the city is somewhat deserted and hardly any Greeks are around. The 15th of August is one of the biggest celebrations in Greece - and a national holiday - as it is the day of the Dormition of Virgin Mary.
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Graffiti Festival Wraps Up On Lesvos

The independent music and graffiti festival "Beach Street Festival" at Vatera Beach on Lesvos wrapped up on 28 July. It is estimated that the event attracted some 2,000 visitors to Lesvos.
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SDOE Spots Tourism Tax Dodgers In Greece

One in every two enterprises inspected across Greece by the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) over the 21-24 June long weekend was found to be withholding tax payments.
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Petrified Forest of Lesvos: The 8th Wonder of the World?

One of the most astonishing creations of nature, the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos, is among the candidates for the “8th Wonder of the World” online contest.
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Greek Regions Introduced To International Audience

The GNTO stand at this year’s ITB Berlin introduced Greece’s regions to international tourism professionals and the media through a series of events during the weekend of the exhibition.