Tuesday 21st October 2014

Greek Islands Travel Guides

News, views and opinions from the Greek islands

The Greek Islands is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. These island guides cover the Argo-Saronic group near Athens, the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean, the North Aegean islands off the north-west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese along the Turkish coast, the Sporades off the Greek east coast, and the Ionian islands that lie west of the mainland.

Parthenon Marbles Elgin

The Greeks have no immediate plans to take court action against the British Government over its refusal to return the Parthenon Marbles, now displayed in the British Museum, to their original home Greek Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas told a press conference at the Acropolis Museum in Athens that Greece would first 'exhaust' all possibilities with UNESCO over the return of the historic marble friezes and statues that are currently displayed in the British Museum. The announcement...

Greek island ferry bad weather

Thousands of holiday visitors drive their cars onto Greek Island ferries over the summer holiday months but an island hopping trip in the car out of season can be a different proposition entirely.

halkidiki sithonia beach

Halkidiki is back in business on the Greek holiday front this year with a huge surge in visitors, especially the independent holiday travellers from Britain. Latest official figures report a massive 32% rise.

Acropolis Museum exhibits

It has been another good year for Greek museums, archaeological sites and ancient monuments with visitor numbers up by more than 20% between January and June compared to the same period last year.

parthenon marbles figures

The fight for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain to Greece has taken a celebrity turn now that the newly married barrister wife of US actor George Clooney has pitched into the affray.

google drawing greece

It looks like the search engine Google wants you to take a holiday in the Greek Islands next year. The search engine giant has launched a Grow Greek Tourism Online initiative to boost visitors.

kalymnos climbing festival 2014

Holidaymakers may not normally associate the Greek Islands with mountain climbing but one island in particular, Kalymnos, attracts top climbers from all over the world and this year is no exception.

thomson airplane on runway

The Greek Islands are on track for the best year ever if the latest figures on tourist arrivals to holiday destinations across the Aegean turn out to be true as arrivals hit the 12.1 million mark up 15%

desalination plant milos

As the last tourists fly out for end-of-season Greek holidays, authorities on many Greek islands will be counting the cost of transporting millions of litres of water to the most arid islands.

google greece street view

Holidaymakers who fancy a quick tour of the top Greek and Greek Island attractions can take a 90 second virtual tour with the release of a Google street view promotional video on YouTube.

Corfu's Paleokastritsa loses its Blue Flag

Spot checks on Greek island holiday beaches this summer have resulted in a total of 38 beaches being stripped of their coveted international Blue Flag status.

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As the cradle of western civilization Greece has probably done the most for western culture. Today's Greece is packed with museums, monuments and archaeological sites.

Greek food has never been as enjoyed as much. Supermarket shelves heave with Greek-style yoghurts and the Mediterranean diet is world famous for its health benefits.

Greek holiday visitors will quickly notice two things about the Greek lifestyle. First is the sheer friendliness and second is the relaxed attitude to timekeeping.

Travel in the Greek islands can seem a marathon, given the number of interesting islands and the fascinating sights. Most holiday visitors restrict themselves to one island.

Variety is the key to a Greek island holiday and you can take your pick of barely inhabited peaceful retreats to 24-hour beach parties but each island has its own unique attractions.

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