As the summer sun sets on the rustic hillsides of the Greece for the last time this year, many disheartened visitors will be boarding jets and heading home, to work and to wait until the summer season returns next year. However, if you can't wait that long, or you didn't manage to find the time this summer, fear not! There are plenty of reasons why you should visit the Greek Islands this autumn. 1. The Greek Islands are lot Quieter By October, Greece sees a roughly 66% decrease in the number of visiting tourists compared to August; and it will only get quieter from this point onwards. With the school holidays over, many families don't have the time to get to a Greek Island during the autumn. While they miss out, it is the perfect opportunity for those put off by big cro...
Visitors to the Greek Islands can enjoy a new issue of postage stamps that celebrate some of the country's main tourism highlights. The Hellenic Post (ELTA) has issued two commemorative series of stamps inspired by land and sea. One set features scuba diving while the other celebrates some volcano islands
Cheap rates for holiday visitors to the Greek island will be a thing of the past after VAT rates are hiked up to the levels paid in the rest of Greece. From October 1st, the Greek Islands are to lose tax privileges that they have enjoyed for years, meaning higher prices for tourist visitors.
The Greek holiday island of Aegina is famed for it pistachio nuts that grow in abundance right across the island. Holiday visitors making the boat trip across the Saronic Gulf from Athens will find Aegina going nuts this weekend with its annual pistachio festival.
It looks like being another record year for Greek Island holidays with tourism leaders forecasting 26 million visitors to Greek beaches and resorts this season, according to latest figures from the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Greek islands hit by the refugee crisis are to get some help to tempt tourists back for their annual holidays. The impact of the migrant crisis has had a big impact on tourist numbers for some Greek islands, especially those along the Turkish coastline.
Greek holiday visitors are urged to sign up to a campaign to protect and preserve the country's natural beauty. The World Wildlife Fund warns that the financial setbacks in the Greek economy could have a major impact on Greece's natural heritage.
Holidays in Greece are helping the country climb out of recession as visitors spend more hard earned cash on holiday treats. Latest estimates from the Bank of Greece suggest that cash receipts from tourism will to most to limit damage to the economy in the second half of 2015.
Many Greek holidaymakers heading for the Dodecanese islands like to include a shopping trip to Turkey in their Greek Island holiday. Now they could be in for even bigger bargains as Turkey plans to create tax–free shopping zones along the coast in a bid to attract more tourists.
Thassos is not only one of the less 'discovered' destinations for Greek island holidays, it also has some of the best 'undiscovered' sights. Those visitors on a holiday to Thassos who stick to the beaches will miss out on one of the best features of Thassos . . .
Anyone who has been on holiday to Thassos will not have failed to notice the island's marble heritage. Thassos marble is famed throughout the world for its translucent quality and lorries loaded with huge marble slabs . . .
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.
Holiday tourists on Zante are helping to kill off one of the world's rarest turtles. Conservation experts warn against tourist pleasure boats
The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago is one of America's oldest institutions. It celebrates Greek cultural influences and is home to an impressive library of artefacts dating back thousands of years.
The popular Greek holiday island of Corfu has taken the top title as Europe's Leading Beach Destination in this year's World Travel Awards 2014. The island took over the honour from last year's winner, the Algarve in Portugal, in a gala ceremony in Athens. The award, known as the 'Oscars' of the tra