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Greek Beaches Stripped of Blue Flags

Fourteen Greek coasts, winners of the 'Blue Flags' international program for environmental education, information and awareness were recently dropped from the 2008 list and lost their award.

Promotion of Thessalia Considered a Success

The promotion campaign of tourist destinations of the region of Thessalia (Larissa, Karditsa, Trikala and Magnessia—Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos) was recently completed with countable results.

AirSea Lines Suspends Flights to Aegean

AirSea Lines officially suspended its programmed flights from Lavrio seadrome to islands in the Aegean but it said it would continue flights as planned for the Ionian islands and Brindisi, Italy, from Patra.

Mamma Mia! Shields Skopelos From Crisis

Mayor of Skopelos Christos Vasiloudis recently expressed his optimism for 2009 as he expects a 10-15 percent rise in arrivals.

Seaplanes Get Green Light in Magnesia

The Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently granted permission for the operation of waterways for seaplane flights in Magnesia.

New Seaplanes Connect Volos to Athens & Sporades

New seaplane carrier Argo Airways (a member of Kanapitsa Group) is expected to commence twice daily flights from the port of Volos to Athen's Flisvos Marina this month and extend its routes to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Thessaloniki later in the summer.

Greece Featured on NBC’s Travel Cafe Show

Greece will be featured on the popular Travel Cafe show of the American television network NBC that is hosted by Chuck Henry, the well-known television news co-anchor.

Hellas Flying Dolphins Awaits Catamarans

Hellas Flying Dolphins says it will start off the new year with two new catamarans to be named Flyingcat 5 and Flyingcat 6. The new vessels are scheduled to ply the North Sporades linking the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos with the ports at Volos and Aghios Konstantinos.

Seaplanes To Make A Comeback

The Infrastructures, Transports and Networks Ministry announced last month its intention to establish waterways in Greece and attract seaplane companies to strengthen the transport of Greece’s border areas.
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Mykonos Most Expensive (But Not Most Popular) For Greek Three-Day Weekend

The most expensive Greek destination for the upcoming bank holiday weekend (Agiou Pnevmatos holiday) is Mykonos but it is not the most popular, as Greeks have focused their attention on Fira, Santorini, according to online booking company Trivago.
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Italy To “Jump On Board” To Greece This Winter

Italians will enjoy Greece's Sporades Islands through the experiences of three women traveling the Aegean on a yacht in an upcoming television program to be aired this winter in Italy.
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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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Nude Beaches In Greece: Where To Bare It All

Greece, along with France and Croatia, is becoming one of the most popular destinations for nudists from around the world as the country has plenty of beaches where the sun can be enjoyed in the buff while also hotels exclusively open to naturists are on the rise.

“Spyrou Hotels” On Skopelos Officially Joins Greek Breakfast Program

Skopelos-based hotel group "Spyrou Hotels" has joined the Greek Breakfast program launched by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Swedish Travelers Reveal Most Preferred Greek Islands

The readers of the online version of Sweden's newspaper "Expressen" recently voted for their top 10 of the best Greek islands.

The Guardian Kicks Off New Series With The Sporades Islands, Greece

In the first of a new series on holidaying in the Greek islands, UK newspaper The Guardian recently presented the Sporades and Evia, the country's second largest island.

Skopelos, Greece, Welcomes Group Of Foreign Journalists

Journalists from China, Russia and Switzerland got a first-hand experience of the Greek Island of Skopelos during a three-day press trip organized by Spyrou Hotels & Companies, the General Secretariat of Media and local accredited journalists.

“Mamma Mia!” Film Director Appeals To Tourism Minister Against Coastal Development Plans In Greece

Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd has joined the voice of environmental groups and citizens in Greece against the government's coastline privatization plans and recently sent a letter to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Finance Minister To “Mamma Mia” Director: “We Are Not Privatizing The Greek Coastline”

"Let me assure you that we are not privatizing our coastline," Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis wrote to the director of the "Mamma Mia!" movie, Phyllida Lloyd.

The Telegraph Praises Skopelos, Greece

After a seven-day stay on Skopelos in Greece, the Telegraph's travel writer Oliver Smith strongly wonders if the destination is perhaps the "perfect Greek island."