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Municipality of Rhodes awards loyal tourists from Denmark, UK and Germany

The Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes awarded several tourists from Denmark, England, Scotland and Germany for being “loyal” visitors to the Knights’ island. More than 20 tourists received Awards of Honorary Distinctions of the Friends of Rhodes at a ceremony hosted at the City Hall of Rhodes. The …

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Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info)

Monarch Airlines has collapsed and issued a statement in the early morning hours of Monday, October 2nd 2017. British Civil Aviation is launching an airlift operation in order to bring home 110,000 passengers. According to Independent, passengers booked on the first wave of Monarch flights were already at five UK …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access …

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Greece wins 1st WTO Prize for tourism video “A 365-Day Destination”

Greece won the first prize of the World Tourism Organization for the tourism promotion video “Greece A 365-Day Destination.” Below the official announcement by the Greek government website “The first prize was won by Greece for the ESO video “Greece- A 365-DayDestination» passed by the World Tourism Organization as “Best …

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“365-Day Destination” Video captures the magic moments of Greece

“Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer.” This is the message Greece sends to the world in an effort to extend …

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Shocking data show that Drowning is summer plague No1

A 70-yeart-old British tourist died while he was swimming in Fournoti beach, west of Agia Roumeli in the southwest of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The man reportedly became unconscious while he was swimming. Other swimmers rushed to help him. They brought the man ashore, a private boat …

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Cruise ship arrivals to Greece down in 2017, says sector group

Greece is enjoying what’s being billed as the best tourism season ever, nevertheless the cruise ship sector is apparently not keeping up and, in fact, is purportedly showing a noteworthy decrease from 2016. According to initial reports, cruise ship arrivals are down by 24 percent from the same period last …

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A message in a bottle from Rhodes reaches Gaza in six weeks

Amazing story. A young British couple on holiday in Rhodes writes a message in a bottle and toss it into the sea on July 4th. The bottle travels 500 miles across the eastern Mediterranean Sea and reaches Gaza six weeks later. A local fisherman finds the message in the bottle …

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Kardashians’ mom Kris Jenner sailing Greece with Tommy Hilfiger and Martyn Bullard

The mother and family manager of famous TV reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kris Jenner enjoys Greece. She is sailing the Aegean Sea on yacht Flag owned by US fashion entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger. On board are also Hilfiger’s Dee Ocleppo and their kids as well as celebrity interior …

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Scarlett Johansson on Sifnos vacations, while Greeks ask…

One more Hollywood star enjoys Greece’s beauties in summer: sun, sea, picturesque ambiance and … food. Scarlett Johansson arrived on the beautiful island of Sifnos in the Aegean Sea last Saturday for summer vacations. Thursday evening she visited one of the restaurants in Platis Yalos and tasted the food, probably …

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