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Castle of Skyros Reopens After Restoration Works

The Castle of Skyros, located on the highest point of the island’s main town, has reopened to the public after remaining closed for 18 years.

Marketing Greece Shares Promo Content with Greek Tourism Market

Marketing Greece has launched its "Content Library", a new digital tool for the promotion of Greek tourism, and is sharing it with the industry.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

WWF: Majority of Greek Islanders Open to Renewable Energy Systems

The residents of 15 Greek islands want to revert to renewable energy sources, according to a study carried out by WWF Greece.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Tziallas Presents Plan on Greek Islands’ Tourism Development

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas presented plans to support tourism on the islands, during the OAEN General Assembly.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

VAT Rate in Greece to Rise on June 1, Second Group of Islands to Lose Reduced Rate

As of June 1, the top value-added tax (VAT) rate in Greece will rise by one percentage point - from 23 percent to 24 percent - and a second group of Greek islands will lose a special value-added tax status.

‘Meeting the Odyssey’ Project Sails to Greece Bearing Theatricals

Inspired by Greek hero Odysseus and his travels and travails, cultural project “Meeting the Odyssey” sets out for its last tour this summer to visit Greece between June 3 and August 9.

Natura 2000 Award 2016: Vote for Skyros!

The island of Skyros, home to Mount Kochylas, a Natura 2000 site and an area particularly rich in biodiversity, is among the 24 finalists for this year's Natura 2000 Award 2016.

Skyros Moves Closer to Getting a Waterway for Seaplane Flights

A ministerial decision concerning the environmental requirements for the construction and operation of the first waterway in the Aegean, at Linaria Port on the island of Skyros, has been signed.

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.

Skyros, Greece: Construction Of Waterway For Seaplane Flights To Begin

The Greek island of Skyros looks like it will be the first of the Sporades islands to benefit from seaplane services, as the license for the construction of a waterway at Linaria Port has been granted.
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Skyros Moves Towards Seaplane Transport

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has received the green light from the port authority of Skyros and will carry out the necessary procedures to obtain a license for the construction of a waterway at Linaria Port.
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Skyros Focuses On Construction Of Waterway For Seaplane Flights

The port authority of Skyros, the southernmost of the Sporades, recently held meetings with companies that responded to a tender for the construction and operation of a waterway at the island's port.
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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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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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Greek Regions Introduced To International Audience

The GNTO stand at this year’s ITB Berlin introduced Greece’s regions to international tourism professionals and the media through a series of events during the weekend of the exhibition.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.

Greek Islands for Sale

Recent press reports say that more than 60 private Greek islands are up for sale and have peaked the interest of domestic and foreign investors, and international tourism groups.
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