Holiday visitors to Skiathos have a new ferry link from the Greek mainland as Golden Star Ferries launches a new service to the Sporades islands. Gold Star is operating two high-speed ferries to the Sporades islands daily over the summer months. The ferries both run daily between the mainland ports of Volos and Thessaloniki to the Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. The routes will give Greek island hoppers in the Sporades a major boost to ferry services between the islands. The ferry company's Super Cat ferry runs a morning service from Volos to Skiathos and back leaving Volos at 9 am. Just after noon, the same ferry returns to Skiathos, then sails on the Skopelos and Alonissos before heading to Thessaloniki where it berths around 7 pm. The company's Super...
Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports. That looks set to change.
Greek island holidaymakers can look forward to even cleaner beaches this year. The country has increased the number of holiday beaches gaining Blue Flag quality status.
Plenty of Greek villages lay claim to ancient olive trees, some dating back thousands of years. But the village of Ano Vouves in West Crete claim to the oldest olive tree in the world.
The new owners of Greek ferry operator Hellenic Seaways pledge not to increase ferry ticket prices on popular Greek island routes when they take over later the year by the Attica Group.
Santorini may be a favourite island for holidaymakers but it's also a must-see port of call for cruise ships and looks set to pose problems for yet another year as thousand arrive on Mediterranean cruises.
The Ionian islands look set to get a new ferry to link some of the biggest holiday hotspots in Greece. The Ionian chain includes the very popular holiday islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkas and Zante.
Early signs suggest Greece could be in for another bumper year for UK holiday visitors in 2018, despite Brexit and the stagnant pound. Figures show early bookings up for Greek Island holidays.
The first seaplane test flights in Greece have been carried out on the Ionian island of Corfu with a 10-seater Quest Zodiac .
Writing travel guides to Greece can be a little disheartening when nearly 30% of UK holidaymakers mistake Greece for France. Around 2,000 booked for flights on British Airways pointed to France when asked to identify .
Visitors to western Crete often head into the mountains that form a majestic backdrop to resorts along coasts, both north and south where Askinou has a private war museum.
Visitors to the Crete island holiday resort of Stavros on the Akrotiri peninsula soon learn of its strong links with the hit Greek movie of 'Zorba the Greek'. Much of the movie was filmed on Akrotiri, Crete, both on the holiday beaches . . .
Greek Islands have taken four places in a top ten list of European holiday island destinations. And the Greek island of Santorini took top place in the Europe top ten with Kefalonia, Naxos and Zante close behind.
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.
Open air cinemas are a popular feature of Greek Island holidays and many of the larger islands, and some of the smallest, will have screens set up in the open.