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Turkish Tourists Flood Greek Islands

Thousands of Turkish people appear to have chosen the Greek islands for this summer's vacations, especially after the Greek state's decision to make the Visa granting process much easier. The Greek islands most attractive to Turkish visitors are the eastern...

Lady Gaga Reportedly Building Home on Crete

Lady Gaga’s new property, reportedly costing £10million (€12,7 million), is being built on the Greek island of Crete where the eccentric star bought land last year. Sources told the Daily Star newspaper, ''It's going to be absolutely phenomenal when she's...

4,3-Magnitude Quake Jolts the Dodecanese, Greece

An earthquake measuring 4,3 on the Richter scale has been registered on the Dodecanese, Greece, at 07:51:26.0 UTC, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center says on its website. The quake is registered 63 km south of the Greek island of Kálimnos...

Tourists Shun Greek Islands as Crisis Bites

Already faced with foreigners staying away, Greece's sun-kissed islands are now experiencing the final insult: a collapse in domestic tourism. And for those dependent on tourism for their livelihoods on Aegina, an island reached by hovercraft and best known for...

Greek Borrowing Rates Rise in T-bill Sale

Greece's debt management agency says the country has raised 1.625 billion ($2 billion) in an auction of 26-week treasury bills, but at a relatively hefty interest rate that rose from a similar debt sale last month. Tuesday's auction saw the...

New Democracy Party Leads In Marc Poll

A Greek opinion poll before June 17 elections showed New Democracy, the largest pro-bailout party, leading Syriza, which calls for the cancellation of the country’s bailout terms. Of 1,128 people surveyed by Marc SA for Athens-based Alpha TV, 26 percent...

Australian Youth Group Wins Corfu Cricket Tournament

The Greek island of Corfu hosted the second annual international youth cricket tournament organized by the Hellenic Cricket Federation. Being one of Australia's favorite sports, young kids could not escape participating in this year's tournament. Teams from Ferntree Gully and...

Pilot Program Allows Immediate Visa for Turkish Tourists on Arrival to Greek Islands

Prefects of Northern and Southern Aegean Sea have long tried to attract more tourists to their islands, especially from Turkey. That's the reason why they thought that free visa permissions or at least, a visa without needing many days,...

Crete is a Mediterranean 'Treasure' of Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The promotion of Crete's endemic plants should be given a boost soon, says Cretan community's representatives. During this past weekend, as part of an event held to promote Crete's aromatic plants and herbs, local businessmen, producers and local members of...

International Gold Distinction for Alonissos and Samothraki Beaches

A Gold Medal was awarded to Alonissos and Samothraki islands by the Quality Coast association. This year's ceremony took place in Torres Vedras, Portugal. It was held under the auspices and the financial contribution of the European Union beaches and coastal...