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Ionian Island Council Ups Funding for Waterway Projects

The Ionian Island Regional Council will increase the budget for waterway projects on the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

Works Underway to Get Skorpios Islet VIP Project Ready

Overhaul works on the islet of Skorpios, located off the Ionian island of Lefkada, have begun and include the establishment of a 160-million-euro exclusive luxury unit.

Russian Tycoon Ready to Put Private Isle Skorpios to ‘Good Use’

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is ready to set a 185-billion-euro VIP tourism project into motion on the Greek islet of Skorpios.

Lefkada, Meganissi Waterways Documentation Submitted

Waterways company Water Airports SA has submitted to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

New Ferry Connection for Ionian Islands Begins

A new ferry service linking all of the Ionian Islands in Greece took place on May 2, and will run until the end of October.

Fires Devastate Zakynthos, Police Seeking Arsonists

Fire fighters continued efforts on Monday to put out a wildfire near Maries on Zakynthos, while one man suspected of arson is being questioned.

Laganas Tragic Incident Does Not Represent Zakynthos, Ionian Islands Governor Says

The Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands released a statement in regards to the recent death of a tourist outside a bar in Laganas on Zakynthos.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Ionian Islands Prefect Launches Online Referendum on Greece’s Airport Deal

Representing the Ionian islands, the regional governor Theodoros Galiatsatos has launched an online referendum on whether Greece should privatize its regional airports.

Greece’s Airport Deal with Fraport Sparks Reactions

The Greek government's decision to privatize four airports in the Ionian region, has sparked angry reaction from regional and local authorities.