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.
Plenty of holiday visitors to the Greek Island of Samos like to take in a tour of the island's famous vineyards. Now a clutch of Samos wines have picked up gold medals at an international wine competitions held recently in Europe . . .
The Greek Islands have their fair share of mosquitoes as any Greek holiday visitor will know. Mosquitoes can be a real holiday nuisance all through the summer months. Mosquitoes on Greek Island holidays are at their most active at dawn and dusk . . .
Greek island holidaymakers may soon no longer have to tolerate boozed-up youngsters on the streets. Mayors of party resort islands in Greece are to consider out-of-town zones for pubs, clubs and discos where badly behaved youngsters can be segregated.
Scatterlight Donkeys & Foxballs Ice Cream is a book of photos and stories from Lesvos by Julie Smit and Jan van Lent with artwork by Jeroen Koster. Dutch residents of Molyvos, Julie Smit and Jan van Lent, clearly love the Greek island of Lesvos . . .
Cheap flight airline Ryanair has launched it first domestic services in Greece between Chania in Crete and the mainland city of Thessaloniki. The low-cost airline said this could pave the way for more routes across Greece and the Greek island
Greece faces action by the European Court of Justice for failing to protect the nesting sites of endangered turtles. The announcement comes just as the 2014 turtle nesting season is about to begin and a case is expected to come before the European Court later this year.