Greek holiday chiefs have called for big improvements to airports across the Greek Islands in a bid to boost tourism even further in the years ahead. This summer season has seen a 13% rise in recorded international flights to Greece and its islands compared to the same January to October period in 2013, along with a 1% rise in domestic flights. And the aviation sector contributes an estimated €5.7 billion to the Greek economy every year with €3.3 billion coming directly from airlines, airports, air traffic control and ground handling. The significant role that airports play in the Greek tourism chain was spelt out at a recent conference held by the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) in Thessaloniki. But SAAE president, Dinos Fran...
The Greek Islands are heavily promoted as sun, sea and sand holiday destinations but visitors will know that piles of rubbish are a major eyesore in many island resorts. And it is not only overflowing roadside bins that are a problem.
No self-respecting Greek salad recipe would fail to include large dashes of Mediterranean herbs such as oregano and thyme but worries grow about the black market in herbs.
A Greek beer has taken silver at the European Beer Star Awards, the first time ever that a Greek beer has figured in the prizewinners. The Greek beer Nisos is brewed on the Cycladic island of Tinos.
Tourist holiday hotspots in the Greek Islands are likely to get hotter still if forecasts by climate experts turn out to be true. Climatologists warn that Greece is likely to sizzle with 'extremely high summer temperatures'
October tourist figures put Greece well on track to top 21 million holiday visitors this year. Jubilant Greeks are confident that tourist holiday arrivals in Greece and the Greek islands this year will easily top the 20 million mark following a surprise jump in visitor numbers for October.
A video promotion aimed at boosting holiday visitor numbers to Greece and the Greek islands in 2015 has sparked more than outrage and controversy than visitor goodwill when it includes footage from the Nazi Olympic Games.
A British holidaymaker ended her Greek Island holiday with a bill for a whopping £1,000 after falling in love with a vulnerable kitten she discovered on the island of Tilos.
After suffering widespread earthquake damage last year, Kefalonia suffers more seismic rumblings under the Ionian Sea. Earthquake rumbles continue to shake the holiday island of Kefalonia months after a series of quakes in January.
The Greek government has been urged to do more about the Kalymnos island windmills before they disappear. Holiday visitors to Kalymnos can see the island's last three windmills are in a very poor state.
Many years ago I used to visit the island of Skiathos quite regularly. I don't go so often now as the island has become rather too popular and cosmopolitan for my taste. Even then the locals were complaining at how the Athenian mainlanders . . .
When you think of Kefalonia, there are three things that should come to mind: drink, dance and party. If that doesn't sound like a good time to you, then perhaps the Kefalonia nightlife will be a bit over your head . . .
BBC travel writers have voted the remote west Crete beach of Elafonisi as one of the top five 'undiscovered' beaches of Europe. Travel editors included the Crete beach in its list of the most beautiful 'secret hideaways'.
Holiday hoping to visit the nearby islet of Skorpios shouldn't hold their breath. The private Greek Islands, formerly owned by Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, has been sealed off from tourists since it was sold to Russian oligarch Dmitri Rybolovlev
Summer walkers just can't seem to get enough of the spectacular in south-west Crete The number walking the 16 kilometre Samaria Gorge jumped 25% in August