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Celestyal Cruises Increases 2019 Port Calls

Aiming for its passengers to experience the best of the Aegean islands, Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2019 itineraries, which include more port calls.

Heraklion and Athens are ‘Standout Performers in 2017’, Report Says

Greek destinations Heraklion and Athens are “standout performers in 2017”, according to a research released during the WTM London.

Celestyal Announces 2018 ‘Idyllic Aegean’ Cruise Itinerary

Celestyal Cruises has announced the 2018 itinerary of its 7-day “Idyllic Aegean” cruise, which combines calls, shore excursions and longer stays at some of the top destinations in Greece.

Region of Crete to Present Goals of ‘Blueislands’ EU Environmental Project

The main objectives of the European “Blueislands” environmental project will be presented on October 24, during a conference organized by the Region of Crete in Heraklio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.