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Offline Maik

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Kef: too many tourists?
« on: Friday, 18 January, 2019 @ 03:43:44 »
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Overtourism hurts Santorini, says European Parliament report

The European Parliament’s Transport Committee blasted Greek authorities on Thursday for allowing tourism on Santorini – one of the country’s top holiday destinations – to reach saturation point, saying that the island’s character and social fabric have been distorted by the uncontrolled daily flows of tens of thousands of tourists.

The report also cites data from the European Commission’s Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies to note that, besides Santorini, the Ionian Islands and the Peloponnese are also “at a high risk of overtourism.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/236741/article/ekathimerini/business/overtourism-hurts-santorini-says-european-parliament-report

Corfu and Zakynthos quite likely, Kef...  :hmm:

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Re: Kef: too many tourists?
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 18 January, 2019 @ 12:12:16 »
You could add Paxos to the Ionian list in view of the size of the island and the number of visitors, but when we were there we didn't notice foam parties, open air mega-discos or tattoo parlours.  We were so disappointed!  ;) On the other hand Corfu is bigger and has very up-market tourism as well as Kavos, which we once passed through in full swing!  It's not just quantity of tourism, although that might be the case on Santorini.


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Re: Kef: too many tourists?
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 18 January, 2019 @ 16:58:09 »
It's not just quantity of tourism

Absolutely! It's about quality of life. Poor old Corfiots have had Brit tourism for so long some have even taken up that boring game known as cricket.

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Re: Kef: too many tourists?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 05 February, 2019 @ 10:36:19 »
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Ionian Islands Set to Welcome More Direct Flights from Europe

All the more airlines are offering direct flights from European destinations to the Ionian Islands Region, which includes such favorites as Zakynthos, Kefallonia, and Corfu.

More specifically, budget lines Lauda Motion (now belonging to Ryanair Holdings) announced two weekly flights from Vienna to Corfu, and once a week to Zakynthos as of March 31, on Airbus A320 craft.

Alitalia also announced a new direct link from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Kefalonia every Monday as of July 29 to August 26, on Airbus A319.

In relevant news, Greek regional airline Astra Airlines announced that it would be launching flights from Thessaloniki to Kefallonia running from June to September.

Ionian Islands Region Vice Governor Spyros Galatsiatos [said] that 2019 is yet again expected to be “another record year for tourism for our islands, boosting both the local economic and social development”.
https://news.gtp.gr/2019/02/04/ionian-islands-set-welcome-more-direct-flights-europe/