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Greece Lifts Partial Ban on Notorious Quad Bikes

A partial ban on the notorious quad bikes, seen in dozens roaming the Greeks islands during the summer months, has been lifted.

Zakynthos Among Thomas Cook’s Top 5 Busiest Destinations for Summer 2019

The Greek island of Zakynthos stands among Thomas Cook's top five busiest destinations for summer 2019, according to the company.

WWF’s ‘Blue Panda’ Sails to Ionian Isles to Raise Eco Awareness 

WWF's "Blue Panda" in July will be sailing to the Ionian Islands to raise awareness about the risks posed by oil and gas exploitation.

‘Lesante’ on Zakynthos Becomes First ‘Preferred Hotel’ in the Ionian

Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa on Zakynthos is the first hotel in the Ionian to become a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a leading international independent hospitality brand.

Zakynthos Authorities Allow Access to Famed Navagio Beach

Zakynthos authorities have given the green light for access via boat to the world famous Navagio Beach, which had been cordoned off earlier this year after a rockfall.

Zakynthos Authorities Submit Navagio Theme Park Plan to Ministry

Zakynthos authorities have submitted a plan to the tourism ministry, for the overhaul of the area at the Navagio beach, in the aftermath of a landslide incident earlier this year.

TUI Announces New Hotels on Crete, Kos, Zakynthos and Santorini

Travel giant TUI Group has announced the opening of more hotels in Greece this summer and specifically on the islands of Crete, Kos, Zakynthos and Santorini.

Louis Hotels Receives Two Honors at 1st Cyprus Tourism Awards

Louis Hotels received two honors - one gold and one bronze - at the 1st Cyprus Tourism Awards, during a ceremony held at the Filoxenia Conference Center in Nicosia.

Volotea CEO: ‘Athens Base Launch Most Successful in Our History’

One year after the opening of Volotea's base in Athens, the carrier's CEO referred to it as "the most successful launch" in the airline's history.

Fraport Greece Wins Gold for Upgrade of 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece received a gold award at the Tourism Awards 2019 event, for the upgrade works at the 14 regional airports under its management.

Air France, KLM Team Up with Sky Express for Flights to Greek Islands

Air France, KLM and Sky Express have signed an interline agreement, aiming to strengthen their commercial cooperation for flights between Paris, Amsterdam and the Greek islands.

Greek Destinations in Air France-KLM 2019 Summer Schedule

A number of Greek destinations are included in the 2019 summer schedule - March 31 to October 27 - of the Air France-KLM network.

Greek Wonder Navagio Beach Re-opens to Visitors  

Greece’s Navagio beach, located on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, will re-open for the summer season after authorities and experts identified safe zones.

History War Museum Opens on Zakynthos

The “History War Museum Anastasios Liaskos” on Zakynthos, which offers valuable information on Greece's history, has officially opened to the public.

Access by Boat to Famed Navagio Beach Banned

The Port Authority of Zakynthos has prohibited access to the world-famous Navagio beach after a landslide last fall injured seven people.

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Fraport Greece Airports to Handle 35-40 Million Passengers after Upgrade

The 14 Greek regional airports managed by Fraport Greece are expected to handle 35-40 million passengers annually once upgrade works are completed.

HotelBrain Takes Home 24 Honors at Greek Hospitality Awards 2019

HotelBrain was included among the best hospitality companies in Greece, at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2019, and also won a list of honors for 23 of the hotels it has under its management.

Fraport-run Greek Airports See 12.3% Passenger Traffic Rise in January 2019

Greece's 14 regional airports run by Fraport Greece registered a 12.3% rise in passenger traffic in January this year, compared to the same month in 2018.

Ionian Islands Set to Welcome More Direct Flights from Europe

All the more airlines are offering direct flights from European destinations to the Ionian Islands, and specifically to Zakynthos, Kefallonia, and Corfu.