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Five Greek islands listed as at risk of “cultural heritage” due to wind farms

Five Greek islands have been symbolically added to Europa Nostra’s list of endangered cultural heritage sites this year due to the increased risk to landscapes posed by the excessive development of wind farms. These islands are Amorgos, Kimolos, Sikinos, Tinos and Kythira in the southern Aegean Sea. The announcement was made …

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Standoff in the Aegean with Turkey demanding demilitarization of Greek islands

Turkey issues two navigation notices (NAVTEX) late on Tuesday demanding the demilitarization of three Greek islands. Greek and Turkish Navy forces are in standoff near the island of Kastellorizo due to the activities of Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis. At the same time, Ankara has leaked to the press that …

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Netherlands places all Greek islands on “orange” travel list

The government in the Netherlands has placed Greece’s islands on its orange list of destinations approved for essential travel only. According to the directive issued by the Dutch Foreign Ministry, citizens of The Netherlands are “strongly discouraged” from traveling to the Greek islands and those who do will be subjected …

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7 Greek islands put on England’s quarantine list

Travellers arriving in England from seven Greek islands will have to self-isolate for 14 days from 04:00 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Monday afternoon. The 7 Greek islands are removed from England’s travel corridor list and quarantine exemption. Schapps added that the government can …

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Wales puts in 14-day quarantine travellers from six Greek islands

People arriving from six Greek islands to Wales must self-isolate for 14 days, the Welsh government decided late on Thursday. The measures goes into effect from 04:00 on Friday, September 4, 2020. It is reportedly the first time the Welsh Government has set different quarantine rules from the UK government. …

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Cyclades: Islands and islets in the Aegean Sea for sale

Several small islands in the Aegean Sea have been put up for sale by real estate agencies on Greek advertisement sites. The islands for sale belong to the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea and are close to well-known islands like Folegandros, Sikinos, Amorgos and Koufonisia and Syros. The …

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Greek islands in turmoil due to their health classification as “high-risk zones”

Small Greek islands are in turmoil due to the health classification as “high-risk” destinations by the Ministry of Health. They see such plans as an effort to undermine their struggle to get out of the economic quagmire after the coronavirus lockdown that has significantly affected the tourism sector. Ahead of …

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Greece to subsidize airline services to islands with €24.6million

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport will subsidize airline services to more than 12 Greek islands with 24.6 million euros. The Ministry is proceeding with tenders for 12 airline services to Greek islands, setting the maximum charter rates according to the season and the minimum frequency of flights. The 12 …

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Turkish aircraft violate Greek Air Space 95 times on a single day

For third consecutive day Turkish aircraft continued a ‘barrage’ of Greek airspace violations and overflights over Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. On Thursday alone, Turkish pilots conducted 95 overflights and violations of the Athens FIR. The majority of violations were conducted by Turkish aircraft for electronic warfare, while also …

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Visa Program for Turkish tourists to Greek islands to run in 2018

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A visa facilitation program that allows Turkish travelers and citizens of third countries to visit select Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean has been extended by one year. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday informed the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the European …

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Ankara lifts ban on Turkish-flagged ships sailing to Greece

A ban on Turkish-flagged passenger ships and ferries sailing to Greece from Turkey has been abolished as of today, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said during a visit to Athens last week. Speaking after his meeting with Greek Maritime Minister Panagiyotis Kouroumplis on Oct. 12, Arslan said a delegation from Greece …

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Greece named among World’s Most Romantic Destinations for Honeymoon

Greece has been named among the world’s top 20 most romantic destinations for 2017 in this year’s Brides Honeymoon Awards. The Greek islands, in fact. Each year, Brides magazine partners with luxury travel advisers Virtuoso who have a global network of more than 15,000 luxury-travel specialists, to discover the best …

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