With soaring numbers of people arriving by boat at southern Aegean islands where tourist bookings and ill-equipped authorities could soon lead to an accommodation crisis.

During the first four months of the year nearly 27,000 migrants and asylum seekers arrived in Greece, according to police figures, compared to 5,100 during the same period last year.

Nearly half of them - 13,500 - entered in April alone, most after boarding smugglers’ boats in Turkey and heading for some of the many...

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