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Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend

This weekend, the annual Orionid meteor shower will see around 20 meteors passing across the night sky every hour. The shower is caused by debris left behind by Halley’s Comet. When Halley’s Comet passes through the solar system, the sun heats it, ‘burning off’ particles that create the comet’s tail and debris field. As the […]

Power Cuts, Santorini

The electricity distribution company on Santorini has warned that due to maintenance work on the grid, there will be power cuts on Friday, October 20, from 08:30 until 10:30 in the areas of Paralia Vourvoulos – Sate Imerovigli – Pori – Baxedes – Finikia – Oia and Thirassia. Also on Friday, there will be a power cut from […]

Monarch Airlines Fails

Monarch Airlines, which was the UK’s fifth largest airline, has ceased trading after failing to gain a renewal of its licence from the Civil Aviation Authority. The company announced it had appointed KPMG as liquidators. Around 110,000 customers are currently overseas and the government has asked the CAA to charter more than 30 aircraft to facilitate […]

Santorini Experience

One of the top sports tourism events in Greece, the third annual ‘Santorini Experience’ for professional and amateur runners and swimmers, will take place from October 6 to the 8th. This year’s event will start on Friday, October 6 with a focus on children. The 1km kids race will be held indoors at DAPPOS Hall […]

Red Bull Art of Motion, Santorini

Red Bull’s Art of Motion competition returns for the 7th year to Santorini on Saturday, October 7, at 16:00. The competition brings together the world’s best freerunners on unique courses around the globe, with Santorini being one of the most dramatic locations. Red Bull Art of Motion began in Vienna, Austria in 2007. World-renowned freerunning […]

Traditional Evening, Rhodes

In the evening of Wednesday, October 4, the Melina Mercouri Theatre, located in the moat, Rhodes Town, will host a celebration of the traditional song and dance cultures of both Crete and the Pontics. The event starts at 20:00 – 23:30. Admission is free. The Pontic Greeks, also known as Pontian Greeks, are an ethnically Greek […]

Music Evening, Rhodes

A music evening in celebration of the ‘World Day of Tourism’, will take place on Wednesday, September 27, in Rhodes Old Town. The group ‘White Noise’ will play International hits from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. The event will be held in Hippocrates Square (Fountain Square) and will start at 19:30 until 22:00. Free to attend. […]

‘Open Doors’ Event, this Weekend, Rhodes

The 8th Rhodes ‘Open Doors’ event will be held this year on September 22, 23 and 24. Since 2010, this annual festival has become the most popular cultural heritage event on Rhodes. This year the historic buildings in the area of Mandraki, Rhodes Town, will open their doors to the public. Mandraki has many imposing public […]

Traditional Feast, Santorini

On Sunday, September 24, the village of Kamari will be hosting the traditional celebration of ‘The Feast of Panagia Myrtidiotissa’. The feast will take place in the new square of Kamari, with food, plenty of wine and music. All are welcome, the celebration starts at 20:30. The event is free to attend.      

Thomson Holidays Rebranded

In mid-September, 2017, Thomson Holidays started the process of rebranding their UK company to Tui. Back in 2015 the company announced that their Thomson and First Choice names would be dropped across the UK from its agencies, website and aircraft and switched to Tui in line with the move across the group’s other markets. The […]