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Russian Tour Operators Urge Early Bookings for Fear of Visa Delays

The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

TripAdvisor Ranks Santorini #1 Island in Europe, 2nd Best in World

Santorini ranked as the best island in Europe and second best in the world in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers' Choice awards for Islands.
Posted On 19 Apr 2016

‘Tourism Awards 2016’ Spotlight Shines on Greece’s Best Practices

The best practices of Greek companies and organizations in all sectors of travel, hospitality and leisure and initiatives that encourage innovation and the quality of Greek tourism were rewarded on Wednesday, April 6, at the glitzy awards ceremony of the Tourism Awards 2016.
Posted On 11 Apr 2016

Follow ‘Somewhere We Know’ in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Travel Steps

Marking the publication of two books on the life and journeys of British author, scholar and soldier Patrick Leigh Fermor, travel and cultural events organizers Somewhere We Know is planning a tour of the Mani region in the Peloponnese and of the island of Crete on June 17-21.
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

China Expresses Interest in Crete’s Products and Tourism

China has expressed interest in importing agricultural products of Crete, especially the island's olive oil and wine.
Posted On 29 Mar 2016

Minoan Group Crete Luxury Project Gets Go-ahead from Greece

Travel firm Minoan Group has received the Greek government's final approval for the construction of a five star plus quality resort on Crete.
Posted On 15 Mar 2016

Bidding Process for Crete’s Kastelli Airport Extended to May 6

The bidding process for the Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until May 6, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis announced this week, citing the “complexity”of the project.
Posted On 18 Feb 2016

‘Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort’ Wins Awards for Wellness Excellence

The Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort in Crete recently won wellness awards that affirm its excellence in the hospitality industry.
Posted On 28 Jan 2016

‘Daily Mail’ Tells All to ‘Explore History & Heartbreak’ at Greece’s Spinalonga

Daily Mail writer Helen Atkinson may describe Spinalonga, the Greek island off Crete, as a “tiny speck”, but she’s quick to point out that if you’re into history and fiction then this is the place to visit.
Posted On 20 Jan 2016

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today on Sunday.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

GNTO, Ministry, Regions Meet to Lay out Tourism Plan

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and 13 regional authorities met with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to discuss the actions to be taken for the effective promotion of Greek tourism in 2016.
Posted On 03 Dec 2015

WTM 2015: US Wholesaler Tourico Holidays Adds Greek Islands to ‘Sun & Sea’ Portfolio

The Greek islands are among the Eastern Mediterranean vacation destinations that US global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has entered for the first time.
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

Minoan Group Awaits Final Approval for Luxury Tourism Investment in Greece

Travel firm Minoan Group is waiting for the Greek Government to give the final approval for its tourism project on Crete to get off the ground.
Posted On 22 Oct 2015

AVIS Hellas Opens Rental Station at Heraklion Port in Crete

Car rental company Avis Hellas recently announced the opening of a new station at Heraklion Port to service domestic and incoming tourism flows and those traveling to Crete's city during the year.
Posted On 06 Oct 2015

Travel Channel’s ‘Booze Traveler’ Visits Greece for Intoxicating Fun

Travel Channel's global nomad, Jack Maxwell, visited Greece, for the season premiere of “Booze Traveler” on September 28, sampling everything from tsipouro and masticha to soumada and raki.
Posted On 28 Sep 2015

Hersonissos Launches Festive Cultural Events for World Tourism Day 2015

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, the Municipality of Hersonissos on Crete has launched a rich program of festive cultural events running until October 4.
Posted On 24 Sep 2015

Heraklion Port Brings in the Luxury Liners, Wins Best Practices Award

The Heraklion Port Authority’s ongoing promotional campaign is bringing in the crowds as all the more cruise liners are make the Cretan city their port of call.
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

Ryanair Announces Extra Chania-Athens Flight On Election Day, Sept 20, in Greece

Ryanair announced that an additional scheduled flight will run on the Chania - Athens service on Sunday, September 20, to facilitate the travel of Greeks that vote in the country's capital city.
Posted On 02 Sep 2015

All the More Say ‘I Do’ in Greece

Greece is steadily growing into a leading destination for those ready to tie the knot, with all the more resorts and boutique hotels across the country and on its isles ready to offer everything from legal arrangements to the best cake.

Greece May See 2015 Tourist Arrivals, Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

2015 seems to be on its way to becoming another record-breaking year for Greece’s tourism sector, according to recent data.
Posted On 26 Aug 2015