The island of Kos is taking stock of the extent of the damage caused after the powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit at 1.30am on Friday morning resulting in the death of two people. The island’s port has suffered major damage and has closed down after offi
The second largest island of the Dodecanese has no equal. It holds its past close: in its ancient acropolis, caves, churches and even its traditional dress. The setting is more than dramatic: stunning vistas from untouched, mountain-clinging villages that keep vigilant watch over the Aegean, despite being hammered by ferocious winds.
Nisyros is not your typical Greek island. This small land mass in the Aegean is also an active volcano. It is the youngest along a rift in the Southern Aegean and has experienced at least three major eruptions in the past 45,000 years. One of these, around 16,000 years ago, was particularly destructive, blanketing a wide area with volcanic ash.
The Russian edition of National Geographic Traveler recommended its readers visit the Greek islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Patmos in a 4-page feature piece. The June-August issue was released on Tuesday, and informs its Russian readers on what to do, where to go on each island, including activities such as yachting, sailing, climbing etc.
Bookings for Greece are up by 23% compared to last year, according to data presented by German tour operators TUI. In more detail, the data showed that bookings to Crete had increased by 14%, Rhodes 26%, Corfu 6%, with Kos recording the highest rise at 41%. The western Peloponnese had a steady increase of 32%, as did Chalkidiki with 44%.