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‘Santorini Experience’ Wins Ermis Award for Best Sports Production

The Greek sports tourism event "Santorini Experience", which will take place for the fifth time during October 4-6 on Santorini, recently received a major award at the prestigious Ermis Awards in Athens.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.

Thira Mayor: Santorini is a 365-day Tourism Destination

Santorini, one of the world's most popular tourism destinations, is expected to wrap up 2018 with over 2 million visitors, up from some 1.7 million in 2017.

Meeting Santorini’s Creator: The Volcano

Greece's island of Santorini, one of the world's most popular tourism destinations, owes all that it is today to a huge volcanic eruption in about 1600 B.C.

Santorini’s Port Fund Looks to Create a Marina at Monolithos

The Thira Port Fund of Santorini and Enterprise Greece are looking to prepare an investment plan for the creation of a marina in the Monolithos area of the island.

Akrotiri Event Brings Overtourism on Santorini into the Spotlight

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos reiterated his concerns over the toll of overtourism, during an event marking 50 years since excavations at Akrotiri.

IMIC 2017: The End of Tourism as We Know It

Redefining the way we market and manage tourism and refocusing the attention on the traveler were the key findings of this year’s IMIC 2017 conference.

Santorini Saturation Challenge Tops Mayor’s Agenda

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos spoke of the massive implications of overtourism and lack of government direction during the IMIC 2017 conference recently held on the island.

Santorini Mayor Proposes Housing Solutions for ‘Homeless’ Teachers

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos has suggested converting old warehouses into residences to host school teachers, who are unable to find housing.

Santorini Mayor Slams Lidl, Company Apologizes

German supermarket chain Lidl apologized for removing the crosses off the packaging of a series of food items after Santorini Mayor sent a letter of complaint.

Santorini Mayor Warns that too Much Tourism is Taking a Toll

Famous across the globe for its stunning beauty, the volcanic island of Santorini is now facing the dire consequences of too much tourism, which appears to be taking a toll on the very natural landscape it is known for.

Greek Ports Join Forces to Coordinate Cruise Policies

The heads of the Greek ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos have agreed to work together and coordinate their cruise policies for 2016.