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Syros Accommodation Body Launches Action Plan

The association representing accommodation facilities on Syros recently presented a new three-year action plan for 2017 in efforts to boost incoming tourism to the island and strengthen the local economy.

Greece’s Steep Taxes, Tedious Bureaucracy Push Film Producers Away

High taxes and bureaucratic hurdles are still turning away international filmmakers who may want to carry out productions in Greece.

Syros in Movie Talk with Hollywood

The Greek island of Syros may be ready to serve as a filming destination for Hollywood blockbusters after talks between local authorities and US cinematographers about the creation of a film studio there.

Syros Municipality Gets Thumbs Up for Green Record

The Municipality of Syros was recently awarded for its environmental record during the 6th European Business Awards for the Environment held at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens.

Tourism Traffic to Syros on the Rise, Municipality Announces New Plans

Tourism traffic to Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, picked up pace in the June-September 2016 period with 167,028 visitors to the island compared to 150,445 in the same period last year.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Syros: Three Days of Festivities for Ermoupolis’ 190th Anniversary

The capital of Syros and of the Cyclades, Ermoupolis marks its 190-year anniversary with three days of celebrations on August 26-28.

Syros’ 1st Rebetiko Fest ‘Sings’ the Greek Blues

The Cycladic island of Syros will pay tribute to the Greek blues, aka the “rebetiko”, with five days full of music and more during the 1st Rebetiko Festival: Markos Vamvakaris’ Syros to run from August 31 to September 4.

Why September in Greece? The Best of All Worlds

Joining the recently launched “September in Greece” project, a Destsetters initiative, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has nine spots for the ninth month of the year where it’s all happening in Greece.

Cyclades Chamber Urges Winter Thessaloniki-islands Air Service

The Chamber of Cyclades is calling on its members and local entrepreneurs to take the necessary measures so that the islands and particularly Syros, where it is headquartered, remain connected with Thessaloniki in upcoming winter months.

Syros to Host 30th World Spearfishing Championship

The capital of the Cyclades, Syros, will this year host the 30th CMAS World Spearfishing Championship to be held on September 15-19.

Minister Kountoura Backs 1st AegeanBall Fest for Syros’ Tourism

Basketball and sports can go a long way towards the promotion of Greece as a leading holiday destination, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the 1st AegeanBall Festival 2016 held earlier this month on the Cycladic island of Syros.

Syros Strums its Way into Your Heart with Guitar Fest

It’s all things guitar on the Cycladic island of Syros next week when the 23rd Hermoupolis Guitar Festival kicks off July 25-29 bringing some of the finest soloists from across the globe to the island’s capital.

Syros Gears Up to Host 1st TRIMORE Triathlon Event

Three days full of action, sports and cultural events are coming up on Syros that are sure to offer the ultimate experience to all. This is the 1st TRIMORE Syros Triathlon!

VAT Rate in Greece to Rise on June 1, Second Group of Islands to Lose Reduced Rate

As of June 1, the top value-added tax (VAT) rate in Greece will rise by one percentage point - from 23 percent to 24 percent - and a second group of Greek islands will lose a special value-added tax status.

Travelplanet24 Reveals Greeks’ Easter Choices

The Cycladic isles of Syros and Mykonos as well as the island of Kythera are among the leading destinations Greeks will travel to this weekend for Orthodox Easter, online booking agent Travelplanet24 recently revealed.

Student, Youth Travel Boosts Syros 2016 Tourism

Student and youth travel have begun to pick up pace contributing to tourism revenue for the Cycladic island of Syros.

TRIMORE Triathlon to Take Syros By Storm

The island of Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, proudly announces the launch of its 1st TRIMORE Triathlon, to take place on June 10-12.

Greek Islands Seek to Gain from Santorini’s Cap on Cruise Traffic

Smaller and less popular Greek islands are looking to tap into cruise traffic turned away from Santorini, following a decision by the island’s authorities last week to implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers.

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.