Rhodes

Local authorities to assume oversight of risky quad bikes

The circulation of all terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes, which have become increasingly popular in summer holiday destinations but are often involved in accidents, is to henceforth be monitored by local authorities, according to a Transport Ministry decision that was made public on Tuesday.

New boutique hotel opens in Rhodes

Thomas Cook has just opened a new urban boutique hotel, Cook's Club City Beach Rhodes, in the Old City of Rhodes.
The 18-room hotel on the largest of the Dodecanese islands is the eighth of the Cook's Club brand and follows recent openings in Bulgaria, Egypt, Spain and Turkey.
The collection's first hotel opened on Crete in 2018.

Numbers of German tourists decline

A recession at home, combined with Greek hotels' loss of competitiveness, due to their being overburdened by taxation, and the recovery of destinations such as Egypt and Turkey, has led to a drop in the number of German tourists this year.
Reservations by Germans on Crete were down 6 percent in July compared to the same month last year, while those in Rhodes dropped 5 percent.

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