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Greek Airports See Passenger Traffic Up 10.3% in First Half of 2017

Passenger traffic in Greek airports during the first six months of the year was up by 10.3 percent, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

Crete to Star on RTL Belgium’s ‘iComme’ TV Show

Crete’s main attractions will be featured in an upcoming episode of the “iComme” TV show, due to be broadcast on RTL Belgium between June 11-17.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum Honored with EMYA Special Commendation

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion on Crete was recently honored with a Special Commendation at the annual European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA).

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

Austrian Airlines Includes More Flights to Greece in Summer 2017

Austrian Airlines will increase frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos this summer, in response to stronger demand.
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

Escaping to Crete… with ‘Le Figaro’

From the wild terrain of Sfakia and the deep blue Lybian Sea to the footpaths of Chania, the Monastery of St John and the turquoise waters of the Balos Lagoon, Le Figaro journalist Maud Vidal-Naquet collected plenty of travel tid-bits to lure visitors to the Greek island of Crete.
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

‘Highspeed 7’ Returns to Piraeus Refurbished, Ready to Begin Summer Service

After a nine-month full refurbishment, the Highspeed 7 has returned to the port of Piraeus to begin operating the Heraklion - Santorini - Ios - Paros - Mykonos route for the summer season.
Posted On 06 Jun 2016

Ellinair Resumes Domestic Flights, Launches New Routes in Greece

Greek carrier Ellinair, a member of Mouzenidis Group, has announced that it will resume domestic services in Greece and enhance its flight schedule with additional routes in the country as of June.
Posted On 31 May 2016

Greece’s Airports See 16.9% Increase in Travel during First Quarter of 2016

A total of 5.7 million passengers passed through Greek airports during the first three months of the year, up 16.9 percent compared to the same period in 2015, which had handled 4.9 million passengers, according to data released on Tuesday by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Posted On 12 Apr 2016

Ellinair Adds New Destinations to Growing International Network for 2016

Greek carrier Ellinair has added additional destinations to its international network, which will substantially boost connectivity between popular Greek destinations and renowned cities abroad.
Posted On 16 Feb 2016

Region of Crete Eyes Africa as Next Export Spot

Constantly seeking ways to boost its presence and enhance local exports abroad, the Region of Crete recently announced its plans to hold a business forum focusing on developing countries in Africa to be held in Heraklion, in the coming months.
Posted On 22 Dec 2015

Crete Tourism Sector Pros Launch Discount Plan to Boost Business

Tourism sector professionals on the island of Crete have joined forces to boost business and extend the tourism season by introducing a discount scheme across shops and services.
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Ellinair Extends Seasonal Domestic Routes Due to Popular Demand

Greek carrier Ellinair, member of Mouzenidis Group, announced on Monday that it is extending three summer season routes in Greece until the end of September.
Posted On 17 Aug 2015

Minister Kountoura Meets Up with Crete Tourism Authorities

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with regional authorities and local sector professionals on the island of Crete, during her visit there this week, where she discussed investment, infrastructure, development and improvements and promotion of the tourist product.

TripAdvisor: Aquariums in Crete Ranked Among the Best in the World

Two aquariums in Crete were ranked among the 25 best in the world in Tripadvisor's 2015 Travelers Choice awards for zoos and aquariums.
Posted On 17 Jul 2015

Greek Hotels Among ‘Best Reviewed’ on Expedia Insiders’ 2015 List

Two Greek hotels are among the Expedia 2015 Insiders' Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world's best-reviewed hotels, according to the results announced recently by Expedia.
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

China’s Wuhan Boosts Ties with Heraklion Port Authority

Promoting tourism, exchanging expertise in the area of container management and cruise travel topped talks on Tuesday, between representatives from the Chinese city of Wuhan and Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority.
Posted On 13 May 2015

Minoan Lines Announces Itinerary Cancellations Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines informed on Thursday that sailing has been prohibited by the port authorities of Piraeus and Heraklion respectively, due to adverse weather and sea conditions in the Aegean Sea. Thus, the scheduled itineraries on the route Heraklion –...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015