Op-Ed: ‘Will sustainable tourism be more than a buzzword?’ – Michael G. Jacobides

As the effects of the climate crisis become more visible and culture takes a turn towards sustainability, travelers are rejecting conspicuous consumption in favor of the pursuit of authentic experiences. A 2021 Euromonitor survey found that over 70% of international travelers were interested in sustainable tourism. But what does this term really mean? The UN […]

What kind of fund will we make?

MICHAEL G. IAKOVIDIS 17.04.2022 • 20:41 At the recent Delphi Forum, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias stressed that “work is paramount now – at the end of 2022 we will make a fund”. He is right: valuation should not be made in an effort at birth, but from the result. The question is, “what result will […]

The bitter water of speculative strategic investors in Ios

The first tourist monopoly in the Cyclades and the real estate party of strategic speculation of public limited companies subsidized by development laws from the money of Greek and European taxpayers • The first of the three major tourist investment plans included in the Strategic Investments is in the process of approval We heard them […]

Foutris Speaks To Aegean Voice 107.5 FM

Artist & Member of Save Ios Association, Dimitris Foutris, speaks to Aegean Voice 107.5 FM, about Art and Culture, a shield for the protection of the environment of the Cyclades. The new artistic initiative of Save Ios Association, Ios Art Residency #1 entitled ‘Micro-Stories Off A Mutable Landscape, Ios island, Cyclades.

What kind of fund will we make?

MICHAEL G. IAKOVIDIS 17.04.2022 • 20:41 At the recent Delphi Forum, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias stressed that “work is paramount now – at the end of 2022 we will make a fund”. He is right: valuation should not be made in an effort at birth, but from the result. The question is, “what result will […]

Las Vegas in Ios by Angelos Michalopoulos

Mr. Angelos Michalopoulos continues his investment activity in Ios, where he has bought a large part of the island. Three of his investment plans for luxury hotels and villas have been included in the strategic investment category, with the state subsidies and facilities that this entails. Mr. Michalopoulos’s investment activity in Ios is controversial. The […]

105 SA and Mr. Michalopoulos

Letter from our association published in EfSyn, one of the main Greek newspapers, on Friday, January 28. In that letter, we explain the close relationship of Mr. Michalopoulos with the company 105 SA, the legal representative of which received a 16 month suspended jail sentence in December 2021 for violations of environmental law. EfSyn had published an article about […]

Jail sentence for company, victory for the environment

Good news for the effort to save Ios. A court in Naxos imposed a 16-month suspended prison sentence for environmental disasters in the Koumbara area of ​​Ios, thus affirming that the development sought is to the detriment of the environment and the public interest. Our union “Save Ios” appeared in court to support the accusation. […]