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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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Prince Charles and wife Camilla on Corfu vacations at Rothschild Villa

Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived at the airport of Corfu Wednesday afternoon for their summer vacations. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will enjoy the blue Ionian Sea, the clean fresh air and an unknown number of quite days. Prince Charles, wife …

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School of Tourist Guides reopens in Athens after seven years

A pledge by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to reopen the Athens Guide School was met via a Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued by the tourism and education ministries on Wednesday, which ordered that the school reopen after seven years. The guide school, which had provided vocational training to tour guides, …

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One Greek, two young Britons arrested for selling ‘laughing gas’ in Malia, Crete

Police in Malia and Chersonissos on the island of Crete arrested one Greek and two young British nationals for illegally trading laughing gas. The 62-year-old Greek is owner of a cafe-bar who next to coffee and drinks was offering also bulbs with laughing gas to customers keen to spend a …

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Kos earthquake: Airport traffic with minor delays, sea traffic with small boats via Kalymnos & Nissyros

Transportation to and from the island of Kos is at 90 percent through the airport, Athens News Agency reported on Friday after the earthquake 6.6R caused serious damage at the port of the island. Smaller boats transfer passengers from and to Kos via the islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros, which …

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Meningitis not ‘laughing gas’ reason UK tourist, 18, fell in coma in Malia, Crete

Not ‘laughing gas’ but infection with meningitis was the reason an 18-year-old female tourist from UK fell in coma in Malia, Crete, last week. On Zakynthos and Corfu, police has arrested 17 people and seized more than 10,000 laughing gas bulbs in recent days as authorities are determined to crack …

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