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Greek Airports Set Impressive New Passenger Records in January

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew by a significant 5.4 percent in January 2020 in comparison to January 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority of Greece said in a report on Monday. Total passenger traffic came to 2,250,000 passengers, up from...

South Aegean Islands Gain Most from Lucrative Greek Tourist Trade in 2019

Tourist arrivals to the islands of the South Aegean region of Greece reached new and historic levels in 2019, surpassing the record performance of 2018, the South Aegean Regional Administration said in an announcement on Wednesday. The announcement, citing official...

Erdogan Claims Turkey, Libya Can Start Drilling South of Crete

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an interview to the Turkish state-run TRT television network on Monday evening in which he announced Ankara's plans to conduct drillings in cooperation with Libya southeast of Crete. In an unprecedented statement denying Greece's sovereign...

Ankara Issues NAVTEX Adjacent to Greek Islands Just Before Leaders' Meeting

Just hours before Wednesday's crucial meeting of the leaders of Greece and Turkey in London, Ankara issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) blocking a large maritime area adjacent to three major Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Hydrographic station...

Death Toll From Thunderstorms Rises to Four in Greece; Parts of Rhodes Flooded

Two more people have died in Greece as severe thunderstorms moved to the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday evening, bringing the death toll to four. On Rhodes, an elderly woman was found dead after her basement room flooded, and on...

Greek Chef Irene Giorgoudiou Wins Title of "European Young Chef" for 2019

Greek chef Irene Giorgoudiou won the "European Young Chef Award" for 2019 on Thursday, in a competition organized by the South Aegean Region authority on the island of Rhodes. The South Aegean has been designated as the ''Gastronomical Region of...

5.1 Earthquake Shakes Greece's Rhodes

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit 37 km (23 miles) southeast of the island of Rhodes at 7:44 a.m. local time. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute its depth was 16.8 km. The tremor was felt throughout the...

Greek Hotel on Rhodes Sponsors British Couple's Wedding After Thomas Cook Collapse

A hotel on the Greek island of Rhodes and the manager of the local Thomas Cook office turned the recent devastating news of the travel giant's collapse to a fairytale for a British couple this week. Thomas Cook, a 29-year old...

Greece's Damage From Thomas Cook Collapse To Exceed €500 Million

Monday's shocking announcement that the British tourism giant Thomas Cook had collapsed has sparked fears across Europe in the countries where the firm had booked thousands of accommodations and tours, among which Greece holds a prominent place. According to the...

Turkey Issues New NAVTEX Blocking Off Sea Between Rhodes and Castellorizo

Turkey issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) on Monday, by which it blocks off a large sea area between the Greek islands of Rhodes and the archipelago of Castellorizo. The new NAVTEX, which expires on Wednesday, comes right after an...