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Lower VAT on Five Greek Islands Extended for Six Months

The five islands in Greece that continue to receive refugee flows will maintain their special VAT status - 30 percent discount on rates - until June 30, 2019.

Five Greek Islands Get New Extension for Lower VAT

The five islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece will continue to receive a 30 percent discount on VAT rates.

DER Touristik CEO Says 2019 ‘Super Year for Greece’

The Greek island of Samos will be the top destination for its clients in 2019, says DER Touristik Group, adding that 2019 promises to be the year of Greece.

UNESCO Sites in Greece Among 47 in Danger Due to Rising Sea Levels

Rhodes' Medieval City, Corfu's Old Town and Delos are among 47 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean facing the threat of rising sea levels and erosion.

Apollo Travel: New Flight from Oslo to Samos for Summer 2019

Apollo Travel has announced the launch of a new flight from Oslo to Samos for summer 2019, which is expected to bring some 13,000 Scandinavians to the island next year.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

World’s First Hydrogen Vessel ‘Energy Observer’ Arrives in Athens

Energy Observer, the world's first vessel powered by hydrogen and renewables, has arrived in Athens, the 20th stopover of its global tour.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Eurowings Launches 16 New Routes in Greece for Summer 2018

Eurowings is expanding its network of destinations in Greece for the summer season by launching 16 new routes from Germany and Austria to popular Greek islands.

Celestyal Cruises Supports Educational Events on Samos

Celestyal Cruises is supporting a series of educational events for the students and teachers of Samos, within the framework of the “Archimedes” program.

Holy Flame to Reach 17 Greek Destinations via AEGEAN Flights

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Holy Saturday, April 7, will provide three extra aircraft to distribute the Holy Flame to 17 destinations in Greece.

Sky Express Announces Four New Domestic Routes for Summer 2018

Sky Express in summer 2018 will connect Athens with the destinations of Alexandroupolis, Kefallonia, Mytilini and Samos.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 10.3% Passenger Increase

Arrivals at Greece's 14 regional airports currently run by Fraport increased by 10.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching a total of 27.6 million passengers.

Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Greece's 14 Fraport-run regional airports have received EASA certificates, which confirm the high level of safety in infrastructure and operational processes.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Five Greek Islands to Keep Special Tax Status Until June 30, 2018

The five Aegean islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece, will maintain their special tax status for another six months.

Celestyal Cruises Increases 2019 Port Calls

Aiming for its passengers to experience the best of the Aegean islands, Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2019 itineraries, which include more port calls.

Azamara Adds Greek Destinations to 2018-19 Cruises of New ‘Pursuit’ Ship

Monemvasia, Samos and Spetses are among the destinations announced by Azamara Club Cruises for the 2018-19 sailings of the brand's newest addition, Azamara Pursuit.

Celestyal Announces 2018 ‘Idyllic Aegean’ Cruise Itinerary

Celestyal Cruises has announced the 2018 itinerary of its 7-day “Idyllic Aegean” cruise, which combines calls, shore excursions and longer stays at some of the top destinations in Greece.