Holiday visitors to the Greek Islands of Lesvos have been enjoying the taste of ouzo in what has been dubbed the 'ouzo capital of Greece.' The Lesvos Ouzo Fest 2015 has made its last stop in the south coast resort town of Plomari following a month–long tour of the island. Plomari is famous across the world for its ouzo with four companies based there – Arvaniti, Barbayanni, Giannatsi and Pitsiladi – making Greek ouzo the traditional way. The Barbayanni firm has its own museum of ouzo in Plomari, located near Agios Isidoros in Plomari, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Each year at the end of July the ouzo makers link up with the town hall of Plomari, organize the famous Lesvos Ouzo Festival to promote events that...
Holidaymakers travelling to the Greek Islands are unlikely to be affected by the recent hike in VAT rates, according to travel experts. ABTA says UK visitors planning to head out off to Greece this summer are unlikely to be affected by any price rises imposed by the EU.
Thanks to a sharp rise in VAT imposed by the cash–hungry Greek government the price of ferry tickets in Greece has jumped 10% overnight after the Greek government raised VAT rates on many good and services from 13% to 23%. in a bid to raise more cash.
Holiday visitors hoping to Greek Island hop on one of the new inter–islands seaplane services look like they will have to wait a while longer. Hellenic Seaplanes intended to launch Greek Island seaplane services this year, but plans have been put on hold.
In the sea just north of Crete, over three thousand years ago during the Minoan Era, sat a volcanic island. Known as Stronghyle to the Minoans of Crete, it became home to a bustling trade port. However, the volcano erupted violently to create the island of Santorini
US movie star Johnny Depp is the latest in a long list of celebrities reported to have bought himself a Greek island. The Hollywood star is said to have snapped up an uninhabited Greek islet in the Dodecanese for a reported €4.2 million. Stroggilo lies in the north Dodecanese near the islands of Patmos and Lipsi
Mindful of the impact all Greek crisis might have on holiday booking this year, the government has stepped in with a special helpline to help visitors solve any problems that may have. Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura invites anyone planning a holiday in the Greek Islands this year to contact the ministry.
Bookings for Greek Island holidays remain strong despite the current Eurozone crisis and the rejection of the latest bailout deal. International travel company TUI Group has reported that holiday bookings to Greece and the Greek Islands are still higher than last year."
Greek holidaymakers appear to be enjoying the beach sunshine despite the gathering storms in the Greek economy. Although holiday companies report a slight fall in Greek Islands holiday bookings for July, visitors are less worried about the economic upheavals than do most Greeks.
Holidaymakers planning a trip to Greece or the Greek Islands this summer will naturally be worried as the prospect of Greece leaving the Eurozone and the impact it may have on their Greek Island holiday but things are not as bad as they seem.
The influx on refugees into Greek Islands that lie off the Turkish coast is causing authorities increasing concern Refugees from war–torn Syria and other migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan have been arriving on boats that are barely seaworthy.
Greek tourism officials are delighted that Halkidiki has notched up a seven per cent rise in holiday visitors for 2013 compared to the same period last year with UK visitors up ten per cent.
Travel along the east coast of Kefalonia and the holiday visitor cannot fail to spot the island of Ithaca just a few kilometres offshore. Ithaca, also called Ithaki, is a small, rocky island with just one port on the west coast . . .
Museums across Greece and the Greek Islands open their doors today to celebrate International Museum Day. And holiday visitors can enjoy a host of museum events including concerts and exhibitions.
Greece has pledged to use all legal means, including a veto, to stop the foreign 'feta' imports into the European Union so food lovers can look forward to genuine 'feta' cheese when in Greece.
Kefalonia has a large number of good ports to choose from with harbours dotted all around the island's long coastline from the main harbour at Argostoli to the tiny port at Pessada.
Intricately designed dovecotes are dotted in fields and villages all over Andros. Many of the Andros dovecotes are extremely large; some are nearly as big as the house of their owners.