Members of the Delian League
The Greek government is deeply concerned over the reported 17 percent increase in migrant and refugee arrivals in recent weeks, says Alternate Minister for Citizens' Protection Giorgos Koumoutsakos, who is responsible for Greece's migration policy, in an interview with Kathimerini. More than 20,000 people are currently stranded on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros.
The Aegean islands of Milos and Crete have been voted, respectively, first and second Best Island of Europe for 2019 by readers of the American Travel + Leisure magazine.
Paros, last year's number one pick, placed fourth, ahead of Santorini in fifth place.
"Greece rules this list with four islands," the magazine declared on its website.
Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the 2019 Paros Festival spans three days and dozens of venues across the port town of Parikia. An exhibition titled "Collecting Stories, Telling Histories" will be on display throughout the event, showcasing archives, artifacts and photographs that detail Paros' history.
Catering to high-end and discerning tourists, app developer Memos Katapodis has released a free lifestyle application for Paros, a popular destination for Cycladic island-hoppers.
Luxury Paros, available on Apple and Google products, includes beach, hotel, restaurant and transportation recommendations, as well as a comprehensive map for visitors looking to get around the island.