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British Newspaper Encourages People to Visit Greek Islands

The islands and the sunny days in Greece, as well as the beautiful beaches, will always be the perfect promotion for Greece. The British newspaper Sun published a flattering article about Greek islands, and mainly about Rhodes. Under the title "Greek Rescue...

Foreigners Look for Real Estate Opportunities on Greek Islands

They like the sun. They love the beaches. And now they have the opportunity to buy a house on the Greek island of their choice. More and more foreigners are interested in investing in real estate, especially on the Greek...

Free Visa Encourages 800 Turkish Schools to Visit Greece

Recently, Greek officials have decided to provide some tourists coming from Turkey and Russia with free visas. This may increase the tourism from these countries in Greece, and thus, may also be followed by an increase in money. Greek Foreign Minister Stavos Dimas'...

Germans Looking for Property Purchase on Greek Islands

Famous German newspaper Die Welt published a reportage, under the title "Pursuit of Offers in Real Estate on Greek Islands," underlining the importance of increasing rates of German visitors for Greece. Germans have always been keen on visiting Greek islands, but now...

Greek Seamen’s Union to Press Ahead With 2-day Strike Despite Government Appeal

Greek ferry crews have decided to press ahead with a planned two-day strike next week that is expected to severely disrupt Easter holiday plans in the crisis-struck country. The seamen’s federation said Friday that no ferries will be sailing on...

WSJ: "Island of the Blind" Riles Greek Public

The island of Zakynthos, long known for its Venetian ruins and turquoise waters, lately has new fame in Greece -- as "the island of the blind." According to Dow Jones, the Greek health ministry is investigating on Zakynthos after local...

Parliament Rejects Island Resort Bill

Legislation that would have allowed the construction of large tourist complexes on small Greek islands and resorts on up to 10 uninhabited islets was voted down in Parliament Friday by deputies from all the parties, as daily Kathimerini reported. The...

Economy to Shrink 5% this Year, Unemployment at 20% – Greek Research Group IOBE

Greece's economy will shrink 5 percent this year and unemployment will hit 20 percent, hampering efforts to meet fiscal targets, the country's most prestigious think tank (IOBE) said in its quarterly review on Monday. The Foundation for Economic and Industrial...

Joint Greek-Israeli Military Drill

Greece, Israel, and the US are conducting joint air and naval exercises this week, in part to simulate defending sea-borne gas drilling installations around the eastern Mediterranean. The exercises, from March 26 until April 5, are also intended to simulate...

Canadian Website Offers Small Greek Islands Including 'Patroklos Island' For Sale

The Canadian website 'privateislandsonline.com' offers small Greek islands for sale. The online advertisement offers, for €150,000,000, the sale of  the famous small island of Patroklos, saying: "The island can be reached by road both via the Athina-Sounion coast road...