Greek culture officials are furious after the British Museum refused to take part in talks over the future of the Parthenon Marbles. It comes after the museum's director Sir Richard Lambert rejected a United Nations' offer to chair talks over the possible return of the Marbles to Athens. In a letter to UNESCO officials the director said the museum's the trustees had 'decided respectfully to decline this request'. And British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey also wrote to UNESCO to rule out any possibility of talks. The letter said: "The fact remains that the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum were legally acquired by Lord Elgin under the laws pertaining at the time and the Trustees of the British Museum have had clear legal title t...
UK holidaymakers are giving holidays in Greece the thumbs up this year with a massive 66% increase in British visitors to the Greek Islands in January. And its not just the Brits that are booking flights to Greece.
Thousands of holidaymakers will be making their way to the Greek Islands to enjoy the traditional Easter celebrations that are famed throughout the world. Holiday website firms report a surge in visitor numbers
Rubbish on Greek island holiday beaches has been a problem for years and you can't always blame the Greeks for the mess that greets many summer holiday visitors. Cigarette ends stuck in the sands is more often the fault of foreign visitors.
Corfu may be on track to launch its new seaplane services this year but officials are concerned about exactly where they will be allowed to land. Seaplane flights got a boost last year when the Greek government decided to fast–track applications to build seaplane strips.
Thousand of holiday visitors to Corfu take time off from the island's golden sand beaches to visit one of the many museums and historic sites. And high on the list for any visitor to Corfu is the impressive Achilleion Palace, also called Sissi's Palace.
Rhodes is set to spearhead the Greek Island tourist invasion later this month when the first charter plane lands at Rhodes' Diagoras Airport. The Boeing 757 from Manchester is expected to land at around 8.15pm on March 28 – the first of 2015.
Greek culture lovers get more time to tour museums and archaeological sites this year as the decision is made to stay open longer. A total of 46 major museums and sites will stay open 12 hours daily from April 1st this year to meet the growing demand from tourist visitors.
The Greek Islands are the second most popular holiday destination for Brits, according to a recent airline poll. A survey of British airline travellers has found Spain the most popular for holiday breaks with more than a half opting for the Spanish costas.
A luxury holiday complex on the island of Ithaka is one of five major projects waiting for the green light from the incoming Greek government with more on the Greek islands of Chios and Crete.
The Ionian Islands are one of the most exciting snorkelling spots in all of Europe. Complete with stunning reefs, wildlife and warm waters, this area of the Mediterranean is perfect snorkellers.
Holiday tourists on Zante are helping to kill off one of the world's rarest turtles. Conservation experts warn against tourist pleasure boats
More and more young couples who take a Greek Island holidays decide that this is the place where they would like to get married. And as travel trends forecast a rise in weddings abroad in 2012 one specialist wedding firm has announced . . .
Greek island visitors can enjoy a new holiday service to Symi after the launch of the ferry boat Panagia Skiadeni. The ferry service started on April 1 with regular services on most days of the week between Symi and Rhodes.
Selling wild herbs, hand gathered from forests and hills, is something of a cottage industry on many of . But new laws aimed at protecting wild plants could now make it illegal for locals to gather herbs to sell to holiday tourists.
Yhe remarkable Temple of Aphaea, often spelt Aphaia which dominates a pine covered hill near the island beach resort of Aghia Marina is one of the best preserved temples in Greece
The traditional Greek family–run open–sir cinemas may have none of the cutting edge technology of modern multiplexes but they more then make up for it in romance and magic.