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Folegandros Invites All to its Summer ‘Panigiria’

Aiming to showcase its cultural traditions, the island of Folegandros in the Cyclades this summer is inviting residents and visitors to a series of local festivals.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.

EU Funds Breathe Life into South Aegean Region

South Aegean Regional Governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos recently underlined the importance of European Union funds for the region.

Minister Talks Tourism with South Aegean Region

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura applauded the significant contribution of the South Aegean Region to the development of tourism in Greece.

Islanders Aiming to Get Aegean Diet on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

The South Aegean Region is preparing to apply for inclusion of the Aegean Diet on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2017’ Kicks off with a Bang

The 8th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project begins its 2017 journey to more than 42 cities in 18 countries across Western and Eastern Europe, bringing the tastes of Aegean island cuisine into the spotlight.

New ‘Easter on Syros’ Campaign to Entice Travelers

Orthodox Easter on Syros takes center stage in a new six-week campaign that also includes a contest awarding a six-day trip to the Cycladic island.

South Aegean Region Moves Full Speed Ahead for Gastronomy Year

The South Aegean Region is laying the groundwork ahead of its "tenure" as "European Region of Gastronomy 2019".

Sympossio Greek Gourmet Tours Europe with Aegean Island Treats

The 8th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project is set to treat over 700 tourism sector professionals in more than 15 countries to Aegean island cuisine.

Greek Hospitality Sector Welcomes 5-star Hotel Boom

Greece’s hospitality industry is seeing all the more 5-star hotels at major destinations across the country, offering visitors high quality services and at the same time attracting higher income travelers.

S. Aegean Governor Calls for Pilot Visa Plan to ‘Save’ Refugee-hit Isles

South Aegean Region Governor George Hadjimarkos has called for a pilot visa scheme that will allow residents from Iran, Russia and Turkey to travel to the Eastern Aegean islands.

South Aegean Region Aims to Impress at WTM London 2016

The South Aegean Region will once again give visitors to the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016 a grand welcome once they reach the ExCeL Center entrance.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: George Hadjimarkos, Governor of South Aegean Region

Our goal is to show the real “face” of the South Aegean.... To show that it is a safe and welcoming destination... To show that its dozens of beautiful islands, with unique features, can satisfy every demand and turn a vacation into a unique and special personal experience.

South Aegean Region Collects Gold ‘Best City Award’ for Promotional Campaign

The South Aegean Region won a gold award for its promotional digital campaign “Aegean Islands. Like NO Other”, at the Best City Awards 2016 ceremony held recently in Athens.

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.

Greece Survival Challenge on Alimia Kicks Off

A survival challenge to take place on the uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, between Rhodes and Halki, kicks off on Thursday as 20 daring travelers try their luck and skills for 10 days.

South Aegean Recommended for ‘European Region of Gastronomy 2019’ Title

The "European Region of Gastronomy 2019" title was recently recommended to be given to two bidding regions, South Aegean in Greece and Sibiu in Romania.

Jordan-Rhodes September Pilot Flights Pave Way for 2017 Regular Service

Pilot flights carried out in early September from Jordan to Rhodes, Greece, have paved the way for the official launch of a regular service in 2017.

The Guardian Highlights Andros as a Diverse, Family-friendly Island Haven

UK daily newspaper The Guardian outlines the reasons why Britons should follow in footsteps of Greeks who favour the island for a quiet getaway.

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.