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Metro direct connection to/from Athens Airport resume on Nov 10

Athens Metro Line 3 will resume direct connection to/from Athens International Airport on Saturday, November 10th 2018, Athens Urban Rail Transport Organization (STASY) announced on Friday. Passengers on Metro Line 3 <Agia Marina> to/from <Athens International Airport> will not need to change at <Doukissis Plakentias> station. Schedule from <Agia Marina> …

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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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Astypalaia and its ambitious goal to be the first “Smoke Free island” in the world

Astypalaia: An island has a very ambitious goal: to become the first smoke free island in the world. The goal is particularly ambitious as the island is in Greece, the country that is considered the black sheep in Europe when it comes to implementation of laws το ban or restrict …

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Primera Air collapses, more than 400 tourists stranded in Chania, Crete

Budget airline Primera Air ceased operation over night leaving thousands of stranded holiday makers in twenty countries around the globe. Four hundred tourists have stranded at the airport of Chania on the island of Crete, local media report. Nordic budget airline Primera Air has become the latest European carrier to …

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Ferries, ships traffic in Greece still disrupted due to extreme weather

Ferries and ships traffic to and form the islands is still disrupted on Sunday, Sept 30 2018, due to the extreme weather phenomena caused by Medicane Zorbas. While the sailing ban was lifted on Sunday morning not all ferries departed from the port of Piraeus for the Cyclades islands. Four …

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Free entrance to Greece’s archaeological sites & museums Sept 28-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will be open to the public for free from September 28 to 30 to celebrate European Heritage Days, the Ministry of Culture said on Wednesday. The annual event held by the Council of Europe and the European Union promotes the continent’s diverse cultural heritage …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck Navagio Beach opens to public again under restrictions

Famous Navagio beach, the Zakynthos shipwreck, was opened to public again, a week after a rockfall on the left side of the shipwreck forced its closure. The opening of the shipwreck beach is under certain restrictions though. According to state broadcaster ERT, the port authorities lifted the ban on Zakynthos …

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“Greece is beautiful,” praises Matthew McConaughey his vacations “in paradise”

With wife, three children, mom and father-in-law, Matthew McConaughey spent an unforgettable vacation in Greece in July. The Hollywood star was so excited about his Greek experience that he praised the country and the great hospitality foreigners enjoy in Greece during an appearance to The Tonight Show of Jimmy Fallon …

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Antiparos and its spectacular beauties in the heart of the Aegean (pictures)

When you reach Antiparos by boat from Paros, you see a smooth island landscape with naked  mountains in the background. You only need to take a boat for a round trip around Antiparos to discover its spectacular wild beauties. Here is KTG’s Exclusive Report about 15  Amazing Things to Do …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck beach closed until ‘further notice’. What’s next?

Thousands of tourists will be able to admire the famous Zakynthos Shipwreck from afar after Port Authorities forbade both anchoring of boats and swimming in the area following the cliff collapse on Thursday. Port Authorities on the island of Zakynthos have issued a decision forbidding the sailing of and anchoring …

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Bus routes for tourists through “cultural Athens” to be launched again

Nine years after the abolition of  touristic buses operating through the cultural monuments in the Greek capital, the Athens Transport Organization said it is planning to relaunch the routes. The plan foresees two routes that will be called “cultural” and not “touristic” as in the past. One route will operate …

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Santorini to impose cap on cruise ships to avoid overtourism

Picturesque Santorini with its spectacular scenery and sunsets has been struggling in the last few years with overtourism. Local authorities plan to cap the number of tourists mainly arriving via cruise ships. According to reports, Santorini will cap the number of daily arrivals at 8,000 as of begin of 2019. …

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