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.
Riot police clashed with protesters at a Lesbos rally against the EU's migration policy. Some groups have warned that the island is "reaching breaking point" with thousands of refugees stranded by the policy.
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.
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.
Among the most sought-after hotspots are Crete, the Cyclades Islands of Mykonos and Naxos, and the Ionian Islands, of which Corfu is one.
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