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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.

Runners Get Cycladic Feel at Syros City Trail

Professional and amateur runners will be meeting up in the capital of the Cyclades islands in Greece on September 12 for the first Syros City Trail.

Hellenic Seaways to Run Cyclades Islands Route

The Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will run the route connecting the Western Cyclades with Syros and other islands of the Cyclades complex.

Vote for Greece in Europa Nostra’s Public Choice Award 2015!

Greece has three entries in the Europa Nostra Public Choice vote! The winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, a high-profile event, at Oslo City Hall on June 11.

Greece Wins Triple for Cultural Heritage at 2015 EU/Europa Nostra Awards

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

South Aegean Region Supports Syros Bid For 2021 European Capital of Culture Title

The Region of the South Aegean and the Cyclades Cultural Network FORUM20.21 have launched a three-year cooperation aiming for the Greek island of Syros to be named European Capital of Culture for 2021.

Greek Products From The Cyclades Shine At Athens Food Festival

Local food producers from the Cyclades island group gave Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital a sample of their products at the recent food festival "Greece, Celebration – Tastes – Christmas 2013."
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Forum: Developing A Seaplane Network To Service The Greek Islands

The Region of South Aegean will hold a forum on Syros on Tuesday, 30 July, that will focus on the advantages of developing a seaplane network to connect the Greek islands. The forum entitled "Greek Islands: An ideal location for the development of seaplanes" will aim to provide...
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Mykonos Most Expensive (But Not Most Popular) For Greek Three-Day Weekend

The most expensive Greek destination for the upcoming bank holiday weekend (Agiou Pnevmatos holiday) is Mykonos but it is not the most popular, as Greeks have focused their attention on Fira, Santorini, according to online booking company Trivago.
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Athens Hosts 4th Greek Tourism Destinations Expo

Greeks and tourists visiting Athens that used the metro at Syntagma last week had the chance to get informed on many Greek tourism destinations, taste local products and attend a series of local cultural events at the 4th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Expo.
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Louis Announces 2013 Cruise Calendar

Louis Cruises recently unveiled its 2013 “Greece and Turkey” cruise program that includes three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Athens (Piraeus) to the Greek Islands and Turkey.

Manessis 2010 Top 10 Hotels

The Manessis awards ceremony was held for the second consecutive year and winners were chosen based on tourist preferences and Manessis standards.