Today’s travelogue takes us to a Greek island that is famous for its fabulous beaches. It welcomes some five hundred thousand tourists every year but is never overcrowded. It is located just five kilometres from the Turkish mainland.
At least two people were killed when a 6.7 magnitude quake struck the Greek island of Kos and Turkey's Aegean coast, sending tourists out to the streets. USGS put the epicenter near the Turkish resort of Bodrum.
Kos mayor Yiorgos Kyritsis has warned that protests may turn deadly over the building of a migrant registration center on the island. The EU has demanded Greece build a migrant 'hotspot' to deal with the refugee influx.
Greece's prime minister has promised that refugee reception centers on some islands would be ready in time for this week's EU summit. But some residents on Kos are protesting. Barbara Wesel reports.
Bracing for a record tourist season, Greece is trying to lure back travelers to islands hit hardest by the refugee crisis. In doing so, though, hoteliers are spurning bids by aid groups to rent rooms to refugees.
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