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New Ferry Route and Discounts

thessaloniki to rhodes by ferryThe International Tourism Exhibition 'Tourism Panorama 2009', was held earlier this month in the Expo Centre in Athens. Those attending included Blue Star Ferries, who presented their routes for this summer season to various Greek Islands.

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Day Trips to Turkey

Whilst visiting one of the Greek Islands you may find that you can combine a day trip to the Turkish mainland. Some of the Greek Islands are within easy reach of a host of attractive and cultural destinations on the Turkish coast allowing you to experience the joy of another culture uniquely different to the Greek culture you have come to love.

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The Greek Island’s Best Beach Resorts

Famous across the globe for their uniqueness, idyllic climate and rich history, culture and diverse entertainment, the Greek Islands offer some of the world’s best beaches and holiday resorts and with so many picturesque islands to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. QGI offers you a selection of the islands’ top beaches.

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The Marinas of Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are natural magnets for yacht owners offering a variety of state of the art marinas to cater for every keen skipper’s needs and you don’t have to own your own yacht to appreciate them or to enjoy the additional facilities they offer like shopping centres and chic restaurants. Greece has 19 dedicated marinas offering over 6,000 moorings and this does not take into account the numerous ports, which also have facilities for sailing vessels such as yachts and there are more marinas in the pipeline as demand and interest in nautical tourism grows at an astonishing pace.

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Exploring the Greek Mainland

the akropolis, athensGreece is one of the world's leading tourist destinations attracting over 17 million tourists every year; over 6 million alone visit the capital Athens, ranking it in the world's top 20 tourist countries. The magnificent beaches, archaeological history and hot summer climate appeal to most visitors. Greece borders onto the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas and is located at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula in South Eastern Europe, The sea close to the mainland offers a safe haven to many rare pinniped seals and Loggerhead sea turtles.

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Tourism Accolades: Buyers to Follow

Where the tourists go property buyers follow. Greece and the Greek Islands have been voted top in Flight Centre's "Top Ten Where to Go in 2009". The data was gathered based on those destinations which have increased in popularity during the last year. It's top position was put down to sunny climate, affordability for holidays, good food, cheap sailing and beautiful beaches.

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Getting Around the Islands

Island hopping is a great way to experience the differences in atmosphere, scenery and culture that exist between the many Greek Islands and you don’t have to be a millionaire yacht owner to do this. Most islands have regular ferry services between neighbouring islands and the Greek mainland allowing you to tailor your own route according to your individual requirements, whilst many tour operators offer organised hops aboard a fleet of flotillas.

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