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Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Lesvos’ Sigri Port Scheduled for Completion by Year-end

Lesvos authorities are aiming for the construction of a new port at Sigri to be completed by year end, enabling quicker access to the island.

Tourism to North Aegean Islands Recovers in 2018 After Migrant Crisis

The islands of the North Aegean, which have been on the receiving end of refugee and migrant flows from neighboring Turkey, recorded improved tourism results in 2018.

Sting Thanks Greece for Aiding Refugees while Others ‘Build Walls’

British singer-songwriter Sting praised Greece for setting the bright example and stepping up to support the thousands of migrants arriving in the country.

Refugee-hit Lesvos Aiming to Recover Tourism Flows

Tourism professionals from Lesvos are expressing hope that 2018 will see visitor flows recover following the consequences of the refugee crisis.

Lesvos Hoteliers Demand Emergency Measures to Save Island Tourism

Lesvos hoteliers are calling for emergency measures to give the island a boost following the negative impact of the refugee crisis on local tourism.

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Visit Lesvos, Call for Support of Refugees

Three actors from HBO block-buster “Game of Thrones” visited the Greek island of Lesvos this week to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis.

Jordan’s Queen Rania Visits Lesvos, Calls for Collective Global Response to Refugee Crisis

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday and called for a collective global response to the growing refugee crisis.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.

Half of 1m Refugees Cross into Europe via Lesvos in 2015

More than one million refugees have made their way to Europe this year, with the Greek island of Lesvos, opposite Turkey, bearing the brunt of the massive influx, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).