Greek news agencies are reporting that Athina Onassis, the heir to the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, has agreed to sell her family-owned island of Scorpios to a Russian billionaire.

The tourism authorities in Greece are currently undergoing efforts to reinvigorate the yacht tourism and for this reason they are currently auctioning rights to operate dozens of marinas along the coast. They are interested in attracting private investors which might bring much needed funds to the industry.

If Mecca is the gathering place of all Muslims in the world, than for Christian Orthodox that place has to be Greece. The Greek officials are aware of their religious heritage and its importance to orthodox people around the world and that’s why they have decided to make a more aggressive push of their religious tourism.

Now is the time to book a holiday in Greece! Forget what people are saying and go see for yourself why Greece is still one of the most attractive destinations in Europe today, whether you’re thinking of a yacht charter holiday, an all-inclusive deal for a family trip or a few days lounging on the beach during the day and partying during the night.

It’s been a tumultuous year for Greece in more ways than one, but it seems to have ended on a positive note as the country was voted as top romantic destination in the 2012 Travel Agents Choice Awards.