Greece is enjoying a significant revival of holiday visitors with a forecast 26 million tourists arriving on Greek Island beaches this year. The Institute of Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in a report that numbers this year should be well up on the 24.8 million notched up in 2016. And that figure fails to include the sea cruise ship visitors who could help take the total well past the 28 million mark despite a worrying drop in cruise traffic in 2017 so far. Signs are pointing to a rise in cash revenues from tourism after a sluggish start this year, but even so, it would only take it back to 2015 levels. Cash-strapped holiday visitors have been hanging onto their cash recently given the poor performance of both the British pound and the dollar against the euro. Although visit...
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.
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.
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 holiday island of Lefkas has picked up a top tourist award in an online poll of top holiday destinations. Lefkas, also known as Lefkada, is in the Ionian group of Greek islands.
There are many hidden Corfu holiday attractions for summer visitors to the island but few more curious than the ad-hoc monuments to the Second World War. Relics of the war can be found in some unusual places.
The have attracted a long list of A-list celebrities on their holiday this summer. Movie stars, sports personalities, models and TV celebrities chose the Greek Islands
Hydra is only a tiny island in the Saronic Gulf but it's architecture boasts a wealth of history that belies such an diminutive place in particular its splendid 18th century mansion houses.
The part of Crete around the remote beach of Elafonisi is not only a wealth of rare flora and fauna, with some species native only to this area, but it is also a breeding ground for rare turtles