islands

Found 10 posts tagged with ‘islands’.


Kassos

Kassos

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Kassos (Kàssos, Κάσος) is a small rocky island, steeply raising from the Karpathian sea, at the southernmost part of the Dodecanese islands with a population of 1.088 inhabitants. It is 18 km long with a coast long about 55 km and covers a total area of 64 sq. km. It ...


New aircrafts to connect the smaller islands

Jul 27th, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

Olympic Airways, recently acquired by Marfin Investment Group S.A., is planning to invest 920 million dollars to the former Greek National Carrier. As part of this plan, a fleet of 8 modern aircrafts, Q400 Borbadiers (68-78 seat) was bought to replace the ageing ATRs that are mainly used in the ...


Seven Springs

Seven Springs

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Seven Springs (Eptà Pigès, Επτά Πηγές) is a great place to escape from the heat of the summer and enjoy a magnificent natural scenery. It is a romantic destination surrounded by woodland and green, distant about 30 km from the capital, on the road that leads from Kolymbia to Archipolis ...


Record increase contrary to predictions

Jun 2nd, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

A report by the Institute for Touristic Research and Forecasts (ITEP) published on Monday show that the island of Rhodes recorded a 26.4% increase in tourism arrivals in the first four months of 2009 (the Dodecanese islands are up 18.5% ). The same report states that based on available figures ...


Kastellorizo

Kastellorizo

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Kastellorizo (Greek: Καστελλόριζο) or Megisti (Greek: Μεγίστη) is a tiny border island at the most eastern point of Greece, very close to the Turkish coast (3 km). It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands distant about 110 km (68 mi) on the east of Rhodes. The current population ...


Venezia to Rhodes air connection

Feb 24th, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

Aegean Airlines has announced that with the beginning of next summer season (June 6), will connect Venice airport, Marco Polo with destinations in Greece and the Greek islands, including Rhodes, three times per week.


Lipsi islands

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Lipsi or Lipsoi (Greek: Λειψοί) are a cluster of small, picturesque islands in lying in the southeastern Aegean between the islands of Leros and Patmos. Their collective name is taken from the name of the largest island Lipsi or Lipso.


The Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese islands

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The Dodecanese is complex of over 163 Aegean islands and islets, of which only 26 are inhabited, situated at the most eastern part of the Greek Archipelago, at the borders of Europe. You will find here a wonderful blend of architectural styles of eastern and western cultures. The islands have ...


Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

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Symi, for all its tiny size, has always featured prominently in Greek history and mythology. The first documented inhabitants were the Carians, then the Leleges and after these the Phoenicians, fabled for their great seafaring prowess. The port of Niborios, 2km northwest of Yialos, was once a great commercial centre ...


Epifany in Agathonisi

Jan 5th, 2009 Posted in News | Read the full story

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Papoulias, will be spending the Epiphany festivities on Agathonisi, attending mass and the traditional dunking of the cross in the sea. This visit is of a greater significance as recently tensions between Greece and Turkey arise, after Turkey has gone on a rampage ...

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