Tourists travelling to Greece and to many Greek islands next year can expect fewer delays thanks to a significant upgrade to island airports on islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Skiathos. The Greek government says development work will start on revamping the country's 14 regional airports from November this year. It comes in the wake of the go-ahead earlier this year for plans by the German-Greek consortium Fraport to give the airports a major facelift. The consortium has earmarked more than €400 million for upgrades to airport facilities over the next five years. Work is expected to start first on Mykonos, probably Greece's most popular island tourist destination and the gateway to rest of the Cyclades, including the islands of Naxos and Paros....
Golf vacations have grown significantly in popularity over the past few years. It is now possible to take a golfing holiday to many countries across the world thanks to the Internet and budget airlines.
The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean but there is a heavy price to pay for popularity. But popularity comes at a price.
Greece is enjoying a big revival of holiday visitors with a forecast 26 million tourists arriving on Greek Island beaches this year — well up on the 24.8 million notched up in 2016.
Holiday visitors to the Greek islands can expect even more sunshine than usual as southern Europe remains gripped by a heatwave that is expected to get worse in August.
Baby turtles on Zante left UK holidaymakers stranded in the airport. Homebound Easyjet passengers disembarked after a fault was found with one of the wing flaps.
Kos is open for holiday business as normal after the strong earthquake in mid-July. And to drive home the message the island is staging a raft of tourism promotions.
Tourism officials in Greece are astounded at claims that the sequel to the popular movie Mamma Mia is to be filmed not in Greece but Croatia.
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.
Continued pressure from the European Union to clean up and recycle waste materials may be the biggest incentive for authorities on the Greek islands to clean up its dumps
Holidays in the Greek Islands offer 'The Most Alluring Island Escapes' in the world, according to a top travel advice network. The Greek Islands topped the poll in a survey by Virtuoso Life magazine on top holiday destinations.
Plenty of holiday visitors to the Greek Island of Samos like to take in a tour of the island's famous vineyards. Now a clutch of Samos wines have picked up gold medals at an international wine competitions held recently in Europe . . .
The Greek island property market remains deeply depressed with house prices still falling after almost six years of decline and this may be the best time to buy a holiday home.
The astonishing white sands at the remote beach of Elafonisi on the west coast of Crete are ranked fifth best in Europe in a survey of holidaymakers' choice of 'best beaches'.
Stroggilo island Greece is in the Arki group of islets that lie to the north-east of Patmos that includes the islets of Arki and Marathi, favourite haunts of the yachting set.