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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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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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