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Greek Mayors Call for Decongestion of Islands from Refugees

In view of the tourism season, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros have requested the immediate decongestion of the islands from refugees.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

Int’l Travel Magazine Urges Visit to Lesvos’ Skala Sikaminias

Skala Sikaminias, on the northernmost point of Lesvos in Greece, is recommended by travel magazine AFAR as one of the places to visit in 2017.

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Visit Lesvos, Call for Support of Refugees

Three actors from HBO block-buster “Game of Thrones” visited the Greek island of Lesvos this week to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis.

Jordan’s Queen Rania Visits Lesvos, Calls for Collective Global Response to Refugee Crisis

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday and called for a collective global response to the growing refugee crisis.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Mytilene Presents European Cultural Capital 2021 Bid at Acropolis Museum

The capital of the Greek island of Lesvos, Mytilene is enlisting its history, architecture, poetry, art, literature and gastronomy in its bid to be named European Cultural Capital 2021. The birthplace of ancient poet Sappho, folk artist Theophilos and art patron Teriade, among...

Lesvos Mayor Calls For Immediate Action as Migrant Influx Gets Out of Control

The mayor of Lesvos is ringing alarm bells over the influx of migrants to the island, calling on the government to step in immediately and take the necessary actions on a national and international level for fear that things will get out of control.