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South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

Kea Shipwrecks Event Aims to Establish Isle as Diving Destination

Marking a century since the S/S Burdigala and HMHS Britannic sank off Kea, a three-day event recently brought over 140 academics, archaeologists, historians, environmentalists, deep-water photographers, divers, specialists and reporters from 13 countries to the Cycladic island to...

Kos Archaeological Museum Gets Makeover, Open to All

The refurbished archaeological museum on the Dodecanese island of Kos is ready to welcome visitors and offer unique insight into the culture and art of past eras.

Rhodes’ August Tourism Rise Paves Way for September

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes is expecting tourism to pick up pace this month on the back of airport data revealing a 5.4 percent rise in incoming traffic for August compared to the same month last year.

Ancient Milos Theatre Gets Makeover, Back as a ‘Beacon of Culture’

The ancient marble theater on the Greek island of Milos is back in action after undergoing six years of restoration works.

Kea Steps in as Diving Destination, Showcases 100 Years of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks, diving and marine history will be the focus of an international conference to take place on the Cycladic island of Kea on September 30-October 2.

S. Aegean Region Goes Tech, Calls on Users to ‘Share its Sunshine’

As part of its 2016-2020 tourism promotion plan, the South Aegean Region recently presented its new digital communication strategy which includes extensive social media actions.

Refugee-hit Kos to Get Funds for Promotion

The island of Kos will receive 1 million euros in emergency funding from the South Aegean Region in order to address problems arising from the influx of refugees and migrants and to address the impact on the local economy and tourism with the aim to restore the Greek island’s...

Migrant Influx Out of Hand, Greek Border Island Mayors Warn

The mayors of several Greek border islands are calling on the government to step in with immediate measures to deal with the increasing numbers of illegal migrants reaching their shores daily as they do not have the resources to deal with the situation.