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Greece's Thermal Springs Tourist Draw

Trying to broaden the base of visitors coming to the country, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalyianni is emphasizing the attraction of thermal springs in a number of regions through the recently re-activated Committee for the Protection of Therapeutic Natural...

Greek Police Bust International Migrant Smuggling Ring

Greek police have dismantled an international migrant trafficking ring that had been using boats to smuggle hundreds of people, mainly Syrians, from Turkey to Greece and Italy, authorities said Thursday. Police arrested 14 people — eight Greeks, five Syrians and...

Qatar Gives Up on Hellenikon Bid

Just as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is readying a trip to Qatar as part of a wider plan to attract foreign investors, Qatar has pulled out of the bidding for the development of the site of Athens’s former...

Greek Tourism Dropped Off in 2012

According to Expansion newspaper, there were 400,000 fewer tourists to Greece last year, according to data including international arrivals at Greek airports. Tourism officials said there were about 11.3 million visitors in 2012, compared to 11.7 million the year...

Volcanic Activity Suspected off Turkey’s Coast

A new submarine volcanic eruption might have recently started off Turkey's west coast in the Marmaris Sea between the mainland and the Greek Island of Symi near Rhodes. Scientists from Istanbul's Technical University announced that they have found evidence of...

Marketing Greece to Promote Tourism

Marketing Greece, a non-profit organization aiming to promote Greek tourism at an international level, is gearing up a program to bring visitors back after a difficult year in 2012 when many stayed away because of political and social unrest. In...

A Guide to Greek Drinks and Drinking

Drinking alcoholic beverages has a symposium-like and festive quality abundant at celeberations in Greece, especially on name days, birthdays, holidays, weddings, gatherings, graduations and christenings. It's part of everyday life and drinking in moderation proves healthy for the human...

Cyprus Airways Launches Domestic Greek Routes

Cyprus Airways was yesterday celebrating its expansion into Greece, which began on October 28. Events to mark four separate launches were held over four days in Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Heraklion and Athens, where the new network will be operating. Further expansion...

Greek Islands: The Best Places to Buy or Build

Greece and its islands have been worldwide described as the best place to buy or build a dream house, where the worries of everyday life will fade away under the clear blue skies and next to the restless sea....

Holocaust Memorial Defaced in Rhodes

A Holocaust memorial in Rhodes was defaced by unknown vandals. The Holocaust Memorial to the Jews of Rhodes was spray painted with swastikas on all six sides of the memorial. The initials AME also were spray painted on the monument,...