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Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Rhodes Marathon Sold Out with Runners from 30 Countries

More than 2,700 runners from 30 countries will participate in the 5th International Rhodes Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 29.

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Island Culture ‘Window to Greece’, Says Minister

The cultural wealth of the Greek islands is an integral part of the country’s identity serving as a “window to Greece”, said Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Ryanair to Reinstate Flights to Kos in Greece

Low-cost carrier Ryanair will be reinstating flights to the Greek island of Kos for the period up to the end of October 2018.

Greek Property Market Showing Signs of Recovery

Greece’s property market appears to be recovering thanks to returning confidence and to increased tourism which is propelling demand for holiday homes.

Rhodes Gearing Up for 5th Int’l Marathon Next Month

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes is getting ready to welcome thousands of runners to the 5th International "Roads to Rhodes" Marathon set for April 29.

South Aegean Property Market Booming, Investors Eyeing 5-star Hotels

Foreign buyers seeking to buy property in Greece are focusing on 3-4 bedroom villas on Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Rhodes.

Greece’s Year-round Tourism Scheme to Take Off from Rhodes

Aiming to establish Greece as a 365-day a year destination, the Tourism Ministry plans to launch its new ambitious campaign from the island of Rhodes.

UN’s ‘Clean Seas’ Campaign to Run in South Aegean

In efforts to safeguard the marine environment, the South Aegean Region will work with the UN, promoting actions within its Clean Seas campaign.

South Aegean Islands Tapping into Sports Tourism

Aiming to enrich its tourism options, the South Aegean Region is tapping into sports tourism with a wide variety of sporting events taking place across the islands.

South Aegean Region Aims to Build Upon Tourism Success of 2017

Far-reaching media strategies and investments in infrastructure upgrades continue to form the South Aegean Region’s tourism policy for the year ahead.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Kos Seeking Spot for Hippocrates ‘Father of Medicine’ on UNESCO List

Island officials are vying to include the “Father of Medicine” - Hippocrates of Kos - on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

UNESCO Names Greece’s Rebetiko Song Heritage of Humanity

The rebetiko music genre - known as the Greek blues - has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

South Aegean Region Crowned ‘Best Creative Destination’

The South Aegean Region has been awarded as the “Best Creative Destination” at the Creative Tourism Awards 2017 for its digital campaign “Aegean Islands Like No Other”.

Cyclades Region to Set Up Agri-food and Gastronomy Cluster

The South Aegean Region is bringing together producers and businesses active in agri-food production to promote the Cyclades as a gourmet destination.

Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos Restored

The Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, believed to be the spot John the Apostle received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation, has been renovated with EU funding.

IMIC 2017: The End of Tourism as We Know It

Redefining the way we market and manage tourism and refocusing the attention on the traveler were the key findings of this year’s IMIC 2017 conference.