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Travel in the Greek islands can seem a marathon, given the number of islands and fascinating sights. Many visitors stay on one island but, with regular ferries and flights, there really is no need. There are seven island groups each with its own character - no two islands are the same but groups tend to share attributes, from the classic style of the Cyclades to the Venetian echoes of the Ionian; the Crusader castles of Rhodes to the green of Thassos.

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New ferry link for Sporades

Skiathos holiday visitors have a new ferry link from the Greek mainland as Golden Star Ferries launches high-speed services to the Sporades islands from Volos and Thessaloniki

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Greek holiday airport boost

Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports.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.

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New owner for Greek ferry firm

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.

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Greek seaplanes drown in red tape

Still drowning in red tape after more than four years on the drawing board. Plans to launch seaplane services in Greece remain a pipe dream. It all looked so good on paper.

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Work starts on airports upgrade

Tourists travelling to Greece next year can expect a major upgrade to island airports on islands like Crete, Rhodes and Skiathos. The Greek government says work will start in November this year.

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Heatwave alert for Greek islands

Holiday visitors to the Greek islands can expect even more sunshine than usual as southern Europe remains gripped by a heatwave that is expected to get worse in August.

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Seaplane hopes sink deeper

Ambitious plans to launch seaplane services in the Greek Islands look ready to be sunk under Greek government plans to place private waterway projects under state control.

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Greek airports sale gets green light

The sell-off of many of the Greek Islands airports used by UK holidaymakers has been given the green light. The Greek government has ratified contracts with a German-Greek consortium.

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Island air routes set for axe

The cash-strapped Greek government looks set to axe subsidies for loss-making airline routes to several Greek Islands. The popular holiday island of Zante may be among those to lose out.

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Seaplane flights Mark II

Holiday visitors to Corfu may be the first to enjoy seaplane flights to other islands in the Ionian. The Greek government is expected to give the go-ahead for the first inter-island seaplane flights soon.

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Greece cruises into 2016

Cruise ships are still sailing into Greek ports despite some islands suffering heavily from the refugee crisis. Latest figures show a 12% rise in curse she arrivals in ports across Greece.

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Greek seaplanes drown in red tape

Plans to launch a Greek island seaplane service in 2016 appears to be drowning in red tape. It's not the first time that a scheme to link the islands with seaplane service has failed to get off the ground.

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More visitors at Greek airports

Greek airports welcomed thousands more holiday visitors last year according to latest figures. International arrivals at airports in Greece and the Greek Islands in 2015 jumped nearly six percent.

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Greek holiday airport sell-off

Greece has finally leased out its main state-run regional airports to a private German-Greek consortium after months of negotiations. Airports on several the holiday islands are included in the deal.

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Greek holidays weather storms

Greek holidays are on the rise despite the country's economic turmoil, the refugee crisis and increased tax rates on tourist goods and services. Latest figures show an 8% rise in tourist spending in the first six months of 2015 and yet another rise in visitor numbers.

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Greek ferry trips cost more

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 government raised VAT rates.

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