Aegean Sea

Marinakis: Gov’t firm in upholding law amid ‘beach-towel revolt’ protests on Aegean islands

Prompted by protests on popular Aegean Sea resort islands, dubbed the "beach-towel revolt," the Greek government said it remains firm in upholding the law and refrains from making concessions. Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis emphasized this stance on Skai TV's morning bulletin on Thursday.

Portion of touristic island to be sold by tender

A portion of Bozcaada, one of the country's most significant natural beauties and tourist destinations, is being put up for sale due to disagreements over family inheritance.

A court in the northwestern province of Çanakkale announced on July 7 that 33 immovable properties on a total area of 1 million square meters in Bozcaada will be sold by tender.

Why going to the International Court is Greece’s best option

Constantinos Filis, the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs and an associate professor of international relations at the American College of Greece, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss his latest piece in Kathimerini in which he makes the case that going to the International Court at the Hague is Greece's best option in order to resolve the key disputes with Turkey in the Aegean. 

‘Kleon’ to see temperature highs of 41 degrees Celsius on Saturday

"Kleon," the scorching heatwave currently sweeping across the country, is set to continue on Saturday, with meteorologists predicting highs of 41 degrees Celsius in many areas of the country.

The pick up in the wind, which will reach force 7 in the Aegean from Sunday to Wednesday, will cause temperatures to drop slightly.

Domestic and external pressures and Greek-Turkish relations

One of the first major issues that the new Greek government will have to deal with is the country's relations with Turkey. With the completion of the election cycles in both countries, and in the other part of the broader puzzle that also includes Cyprus, many people believe that a window of opportunity is being created for the normalization of ties. 

Hotel occupancy rate at nearly 100 pct in some resort towns

Occupancy rates at resort towns on the Aegean coast have climbed to nearly 100 percent thanks to the long Eid al-Adha holiday, according to hoteliers in the region.

For instance, some 100,000 cars entered the popular destination of Bodrum in the province of Muğla within a space of four and a half days.