Tag: Aegean islands


The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (10 – 16 February 2020)

Greece’s Government announced this week that it is holding off plans to build new closed migrant detention camps on the Greek islands, to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose…

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The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (03 – 09 February 2020)

We continue our weekly snapshot on the migrant crisis on the Greek islands from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The latest figures concern the arrivals of migrants…

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Turkey does backflip and extends ‘olive branch’ to Greece

Following its anti-diplomatic stance towards Greece through a series of provocations over the last 12 months, Turkey appears to be offering an olive branch albeit deeply embedded in defensive rhetoric in a…


Greek hotels rated best in the world by travellers

Travellers have rated Greek hotels as the best in the world for quality and services with Greece holding the first position on the Global Review Index (GRI) for 2019, outscoring its rivals with a rating of…


Greek islanders protest against overcrowded migrant camps

  Thousands of local residents and business owners on the Greek islands, hardest hit by migration, led protest demonstrations demanding that the government ease the severe overcrowding in refugee camps. Most shops…


Greek Ferry tickets expected to increase by 10 percent in 2020

Greek ferry fares are expected to increase by as much as 10 percent in the coming period in view of rising fuel costs following the implementation of IMO 2020, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low sulphur…


Migrant Crisis: A Weekly snapshot

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has released the latest figures concerning the arrivals of migrants and refugees to Greece for the period 30 December 2019 – 05…


819 refugee arrivals in last week of 2019

According to the latest report from the UN Refugee Agency in Greece, this week saw the arrival of 819 people on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,739 arrivals but…

Rainstorms and strong winds to hit Greece this weekend 14

Rainstorms and strong winds to hit Greece this weekend

Spring is here but it looks like winter weather is not over yet, as meteorologists are predicting intense rainfall and scattered rainstorms mostly in the western and the southern parts of Greece,…