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Tourist Demand for South Aegean Islands Going Strong

Tourist demand for the South Aegean islands is robust but vigilance is required in view of Covid-19 developments, said the region's governor George Hatzimarkos.

Over 1 Million Tourists Chose South Aegean Islands So Far

Over 1 million international tourists spent their holidays in the South Aegean Region in the last three months, including on such islands as Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos and Karpathos.

South Aegean Islands Want Individual Classification on ECDC Covid-19 Map

The governor of the South Aegean is calling for each of the region's islands to be classified individually on the ECDC's colour-coded Covid-19 map.

New Museum on Tilos Island to Get Additional EU Funding

The South Aegean Region has secured additional funding for the construction of the Diachronic Archaeological Museum of Tilos.

South Aegean Region Unveils New Tourism Strategy for 2021

The South Aegean Region has unveiled its tourism promotion strategy for 2021, which will unfold through online advertising tools in target markets.

New App Launched for Trails of the Island of Tinos

A new app with information on the extended network of trails of the Greek island of Tinos has been released in four languages - English Greek, French and German.

Greece Still Attracting Travelers in October

The airports of Rhodes, Kos, Santorini and Mykonos so far have welcomed over 130,600 visitors in October.

Misleading UK Press Impacting Greek Tourism, Says South Aegean Chief

The governor of the South Aegean Region is calling on the Tourism Ministry to rectify “false claims” in the UK press with regard to the number of Covid-19 cases in Greece.

Over Half of Hotels on South Aegean Islands Follow Covid-19 Health Protocols

Over half of the hotels on the Greek islands in the South Aegean Region are operating under health protocols against Covid-19, says an ITEP analysis.

New Tourism Campaign Launches for South Aegean Islands

The South Aegean Region has launched a new digital campaign to promote the Greek islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese to European source markets.

Cyclades – Dodecanese Isles Winning Over Tourists After Covid-19

Between July 1-16, five Greek islands welcomed a total of 682 international flights and 89,560 travelers, according to data provided by the South Aegean Region.

7th Rhodes Int’l Marathon Event Postponed for April 2021

The 7th Rhodes International Marathon event, originally scheduled to take place on Rhodes on May 3, has been postponed for April 2021, due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece.

Preservation of Rhodes’ Medieval Town a Priority, Say Greek Ministers

The ministries of tourism and culture are working on a five-part agreement for the protection, conservation, and promotion of Rhodes’ Medieval City.

Holiday Home Demand Boosts Greek Property Market at Lesser-Known Destinations

Greece’s property market is showing signs of a strong comeback with all the more foreign buyers seeking holiday homes in lesser-known destinations.

Animasyros Festival in Greece to Focus on UK Animation Market

Animasyros, the annual festival dedicated to the art of animation, in September will return to Syros for its 13th edition, which will focus on the UK animation market.

South Aegean Region: 2019 Best Year for Tourism

Achieving increasing numbers of arrivals and revenues for the fourth consecutive year, the South Aegean Region said that 2019 was its best year yet.

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

The vocal art of Byzantine chanting and transhumance are now included on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2019.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

South Aegean Shines at ‘European Young Chef Award 2019’ Contest

Eirini Giorgoudiou, a young Greek chef representing the South Aegean Region, was announced as the winner of the "European Young Chef Award 2019" contest.

South Aegean Region Waterway Network Closer to Implementation

The South Aegean Region is moving ahead with the implementation of a waterway network with the launch of procedures for 20 waterways on 19 islands.