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Port Development on Thassos

The Greek Ministry of Economy and Development have set aside funding for improvements to the port facilities in the mainland city of Kavala and on the island of Thassos. The specific areas that the investment will focus on has not yet been reported, as well as whether both ports on Thassos, namely Skala Prinos and […]

New Street Lighting on Thassos

The plan to replace the existing 8,000 street lamps on the island of Thassos with power saving LED units has commenced. The project, which will cost 1.4 million euro, is estimated to save around 4.5 million euro in electricity charges over a 12 year period. A further advantage of LED street lights is that the […]

Drag Wars, Rhodes

On Saturday and Sunday, October 20/21, the Rhodian Automobile Association are presenting ‘Drag Wars 8’, a two day car and bike drag racing championship. The event is being held at Maritsa airport, located 14 km south west of Rhodes Town, near the village of Maritsa and 3 km south of Rhodes International Airport. The events start at 11:00 both […]

Ocean Lava Triathlon, Rhodes

The South Aegean region, in collaboration with the Apollon Association of Rhodes, are organising the ‘2018 Ocean Lava Rhodes’ triathlon competition. The triathlon will take place on Sunday, October 21, in Faliraki, 11 kilometres from Rhodes Town. There will be two races of different distances and different start times. Full details can be found at […]

New Disabled Rules on Ferries

A directive was signed on Monday, October 8, by the Greek Minister of Shipping, regarding improved access for people with disabilities on the country’s ferries. The directive which will come into force on May 1, 2019, will be a part of the ‘National Action Plan for People with Disabilities’.   From May, the country’s ferries […]

Santorini Experience

One of the top sporting tourism events in Greece, the fourth annual ‘Santorini Experience’ for professional and amateur runners and swimmers, will take place from October 5 to the 7th. This year’s program includes offshore swimming  (1.5 miles) from the volcano to the old port of Fira. This year’s event will feature many names from the National […]

Concert, Rhodes

On Friday, October 5, the Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes Old Town, will host a concert by the Joint Choir of PPC-DEDDI, accompanied by local musicians and singers. The concert will present a beautiful and atmospheric programme, with International music during the first half, including extracts from such celebrated works as the “Phantom of […]

‘Open Doors’ Event, Rhodes

This year’s Rhodes ‘Open Doors’ event will be held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the inclusion of the Medieval Town of Rhodes in the UNESCO World Heritage List (1988). The event will be held on September 28/29 and 30. Last year the historic buildings in the area of Mandraki, Rhodes Town, were open […]

Traditional Feast, Santorini

On September 24, the village of Kamari each year hosts the traditional celebration of ‘The Feast of Panagia Myrtidiotissa’. The feast takes 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. Although this is an annual […]