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Helicopter flights around the islands in Greece

Hoper, reportedly the first airline to offer scheduled helicopter services in Greece, has officially launched operations making island hopping faster and easier.


Scheduled routes have fixed departure times to 11 hard-to-reach islands such as Antiparos, Folegandros, Ios, Kea, Patmos, Sifnos, Spetses and Tinos, the flight time is less than 45 minutes.


According to the local publication

Greek islands impose restrictions on cruise ships

Greece plans to limit the number of cruise ships visiting its islands to combat overtourism.


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the restrictions would likely come into force next year year, reports Bloomberg.


He said Santorini and Mykonos have been hit hardest by overtourism, adding that tourists on cruise ships are crowding out other tourists who are spending more

Greece: Mysterious 4,000-year-old structure discovered on popular Greek island of Crete

A monumental ancient structure was discovered on the Greek island Crete, a popular tourist destination in Greece. This discovery is likely to halt the construction of a new airport.


As for the structure, it dates back to the Minoan civilization, which largely dawned between 2000 and 1700 BC, coinciding with the era , when Crete's iconic palaces at Knossos and Phaistos were built, reports

Greece faces rising temperatures and risk of wildfires

According to a recent weather report in Greece, the country will experience a three-day heat wave starting today. Temperatures will reach or rise above 40 degrees Celsius during this time, according to Vassilis Kikilias, Greece's Minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection. The minister also warned of an increased risk of wildfires.


Kikilias also told reporters that a peak heat wave

Acropolis to offer private 'elite' tours

The Ministry of Culture of Greece announced plans to launch private group tours of the Acropolis at a high price and is now receiving backlash over its exclusive prices.


“It’s just elitist,” Costas Zambas, a civil engineering consultant who has led restoration work at

Free accommodation in Rhodes for evacuees in 2023

The Ministry of Tourism Greece is offering free hotel accommodation in 2024 to tourists evacuated from Rhodes during the forest fires last July.


Holidaymakers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply to participate in the Rhodes Week initiative by registering on the program website as a beneficiary and submitting an application. This can be done individually, through a travel

New beach rules remove sun loungers in Greece

Greece is introducing stricter rules for all its beaches in an attempt to combat overcrowding.


Kyriakos Mitsotakis , Greece's prime minister, announced in a recent TikTok video that the country will be limiting the number of sun loungers allowed on its shoreline.


Seventy percent of every Greek beach must now be free of sun loungers. On protected beaches this number increases

Greece raises golden visa threshold again
14.02.2024 Greece AthensVisas

Greece announced on Friday that it would again raise the golden visa investment threshold from €500,000 to €800,000 in popular regions.


“What we are discussing with the Ministry of Finance is a further increase in the limit,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. “I'm talking about urban centers and islands; there the limit on a golden visa can be as high as €800,000.”


This

Greece's most Instagrammed beach artifact is under threat

Navagio Beach and the site of a shipwreck 43 years ago - better known on social media as #Zante or #Zakynthos - one of the most popular beach coves on the Ionian island of Zakynthos is slowly sinking under water due to rising sea levels.


The attraction, also known as "Shipwreck Beach" or "Smuggler's Cove", is located on a white sand beach framed by limestone cliffs. This is the most visited

Smart City Ellinikon will transform Athens

Built on the site of the former Athens airport, Ellinikon is attracting international attention and could be an opportunity for golden visa investors.


The Ellinikon is the largest real estate project in Europe, according to The Standard. It will be a smart city three times the size of Monaco, covering an area of ​​6,200 square kilometers on 3.5 kilometers of coastline. The complex will

Greece reopens 2,400-year-old Aigai Palace, where Alexander the Great was crowned
10.01.2024 GreeceTourObjects

Greece reopened the restored ancient Egay Palace is the historical site where Alexander the Great was crowned King of Macedonia approximately 2,400 years ago. The site was closed to visitors and was undergoing restoration for a long time.


The palace, also known as the Royal Archdiocese of Macedonia, is of great importance in classical Greece. According to the Greek Ministry of Culture,

Greece: Treasures and a centuries-old building from a sunken city discovered underwater

Recently, a remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists during the study of Salamin, a small island off the coast of Greece near Athens. This confused both researchers and visitors. It is here that the ancient, now sunken city once flourished.


The Greek Ministry of Culture recently unveiled these remarkable finds from an extensive underwater excavation project that included a partially

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