Greek beaches are back in the top rank after picking up 486 Blue Flag awards this year, up from 395 last year. The awards put Greece second behind Spain in the worldwide ranking for clean and safe holiday beaches as judged by the Foundation for Environmental Education. The non-profit organisation handed out prestigious blue flags to a total of 3,574 beaches, 662 marinas and 50 boats from 47participating countries. Greek beach resorts picked up 56 more Blue Flag awards compared to 2016 with most new flags going to resorts in Halkidiki on the Greek mainland and to the island of Crete and other Geek island holiday hotspots in the Cyclades. Among the Greek Islands, Crete tops the Blue Flag table this year with 112 beach awards followed by 68 in the south Aegean islands and 49 in the Ion...
The future of Greek feta cheese could be under threat in the wake of a new international trade deal with Canada includes clauses that remove PDO protection for feta.
Expect to find it easier to hold your wedding on one of the Greek islands soon. A deal agreed by holiday giant TUI UK and the website BookYourWeddingDay do a deal.
January has seen a surge in bookings for Greek Islands holidays according to the world's largest travel group TUI. January is always a busy time for travel companies.
Just as you are planning your summer Greek Islands holiday news comes in of heat snowfalls and plunging temperatures across the Aegean.
The small but popular Corfu beach resort of Kassiopi looks set to undergo a multi-million euro facelift. A deal to develop a massive hotel complex looks likely.
Olive oil is one of Greece's best products so why do we see so little in UK shop? The answer is the failure of the Greek government to promote the product.
Advance bookings for 2017 Greek Island holidays from the UK are up a healthy 11% on last year. Latest tourism data shows similar rises for Spain, Portugal and Cyprus.
Santorini may be pulling in the holiday visitors; the problem is where to put them all. International arrivals at the island airport are up more than a third year on year.
A smoking ban in Greece always seemed a non-starter as anyone enjoying a holiday meal in a Greek taverna will testify despite several anti-smoking crackdowns by the Greek government.
Stifado is a traditional Greek dish served up by virtually every Greek Island taverna. Stifado is a meaty stew made with shallot onions and should be pronounced stifatho rather than stifado with emphasis on the 'fa'. The meat is usually beef . . .
The principles of Greek cooking; the use of fresh ingredients, excellent olive oil, slow cooking and grilling, have remained since the days of Ancient Greece and dishes have changed little.
Greek island visitors can enjoy a new holiday service to Symi after the launch of the ferry boat Panagia Skiadeni. The ferry service started on April 1 with regular services on most days of the week between Symi and Rhodes.
The picturesque island of Mykonos, one of the larger of the Cyclades Islands, is visited by countless tourists every year. And it's not difficult to see why. It is heralded as being the typical Greek island with sun, sea and sand alongside a beautiful rolling landscape.
Traditional enemies and tourism rivals Greece and Turkey look set to be getting their act together to boost holiday visitors and attract more Turkish visitors to Greece and the Greek Islands.