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Cruise Lines Cancel Santorini Stops After Island-Wide Blackout

Several cruise lines have changed course after a power station fire caused an island-wide blackout Tuesday on Santorini. MSC Cruises Fantasia and Pullmantur's Zenith, both scheduled to call on the Greek island today, came up with alternative plans because services...

Power Failure Leaves Santorini Dark

Set to welcome a record 1.9 million tourists this year, Santorini's big year ran into a problem on Aug. 13 when a fire broke out at a Public Power Corporation (PPC) station, creating a power failure that continued into...

Fire Causes Blackout in Santorini

Santorini and Thirasia have been facing a blackout since noon because of a fire which broke out at 12.00 at the Public Power Corporation’s power station in Santorini, which supplies the two islands with electricity. No injuries were caused...

Public Breastfeeding Protest in Santorini

“Breastfeeding is health”. With this slogan young mothers with the support of the PanHellenic Network of Voluntary Groups of Support of Breastfeeding and Motherhood and the IBFAN Greece, held a public breastfeeding in Santorini on August 6. The young mothers...

Greek Islands Jack Tourist Prices

Looks like the cut-rate bargains for Greek holidays are ending, as hotel owners who last year slashed prices in a desperate bid to bring in business when visitors frightened by scenes of protests were staying away, are increasing them...

Greeks Start Liking Their Own Wines

Despite the ongoing crisis, Greek wine producers are enjoying a big rise in demand coming not only from abroad but now also domestically, despite big increases in taxes on alcoholic beverages that had seen sales driven down. Greek wine is...

Arrivals at Greek Airports Rose in June

The rise in arrivals at Greece's main airports was 14.6 percent in June 2013 compared to June 2012. In numbers, this can be translated to 1.96 million passengers in June 2013, from 1.71 million in June 2012. According to data...

Two Greek Pools On World Top 10 List

You can't find a municipal swimming pool in Athens, where the heat beats down ferociously in the summer, but people who can afford luxury hotels have their choice of plenty of beautiful swimming pools, and two of them have...

Austrians Praise Beauty of the Cyclades

The wide-circulation Austrian newspaper Kurier in its June 30 edition  had a tribute to the Cyclades islands, "Four among the 27 islands of the Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos and Paros, have one thing in common; dreamy beaches, crystal clear...

Sunken Liner Sea Diamond’s Hearings Close to End

Six years after the cruise liner Sea Diamond sank off the coast of the Greek island Santorini, the trial of 13 people involved in the case began a few months ago and the hearings are expected to be completed...