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Turkey Says EU Deals Hinge on Visa-Free Travel

Turkey says all EU agreements, including the migrant deal to stem migrant flows from entering Europe via Greece, will be called off if Turkish citizens do not get visa-free travel.

SETE-BoG: Tourism can Help Greece Meet its Fiscal Targets

Pre-bookings for the 2017 tourism season reveal a "dynamic" demand for Greece, a fact that can help the country achieve its fiscal targets.

Greek Island Mayors Facing Refugee Inflows Call on PM to Take Action

The mayors of five Greek islands subjected to massive inflows of refugees urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take immediate action.

S. Aegean Governor Calls for Pilot Visa Plan to ‘Save’ Refugee-hit Isles

South Aegean Region Governor George Hadjimarkos has called for a pilot visa scheme that will allow residents from Iran, Russia and Turkey to travel to the Eastern Aegean islands.

Piraeus Gallery Shows Shed Light on Refugee Ordeal

The trials and tribulations of refugee life take center stage at the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus with the opening of two photography shows on the subject.

Greek Mayors Call for Decongestion of Islands from Refugees

In view of the tourism season, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros have requested the immediate decongestion of the islands from refugees.

Greece’s Refugee-flooded Island Mayors Call for Help

Mayors of Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee crisis, accompanied the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on his recent visit to Lesvos.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

Amnesty Int’l Calls for Action, Refugees Held Hostage by Failed EU Policy

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign aiming to put pressure on the European Commission to ensure that refugees are moved off the Greek islands.

Int’l Travel Magazine Urges Visit to Lesvos’ Skala Sikaminias

Skala Sikaminias, on the northernmost point of Lesvos in Greece, is recommended by travel magazine AFAR as one of the places to visit in 2017.

Lesvos Hotels to Put Up Refugees Stuck in Snow

Hotels on the Greek island of Lesvos will be putting up refugees including pregnant women, seniors and children who have been living in summer tents under sub-zero temperatures and snow.

Migrant Influx Crushes Greek Island Tourism Hopes

The North Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis for over a year now are seeing their tourism industry crumble as hopes of any improvement are gradually dying out.

New Year Brings New Taxes to Greek Isles

If you're traveling to the Greek islands of Ios, Amorgos, Skopelos, Folegandros, Kythnos, Serifos, Sikinos, Anafi, Kimolos, Iraklia Donoussa Thirasia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia, then be ready to pay more for accommodation, fuel as well as basic food staples.

Greek Tourism Revenue Shortfall Halts in September

The shortfall in Greece's tourism revenue in relation to the country's increase in arrivals came to a halt in September, according to the monthly report of SETE Intelligence, the research institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Two Greeks Shortlisted for World Mayor Award

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and his counterpart from Lesvos, Spiros Galinos, are in the running for the biennial World Mayor Award to be selected through online voting at WorldMayor.com.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘Solidarity Cities’ in Response to Refugee Crisis

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the municipality’s “Solidarity Cities” initiative during the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum held in Athens this week.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

East Aegean Isles Top GNTO Promo Agenda

Topping its agenda of priority destinations, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has planned a series of fam trips in efforts to restore the image of the Eastern Aegean islands, which have suffered damage due to ongoing media coverage of the refugee crisis.

Lesvos Feels Brunt of Refugee Influx, Tourism Figures Nosedive

Lesvos sector professionals are seeing their efforts die out as the ongoing refugee influx has taken a toll on local tourism, with June figures down by 67.89 percent,