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Crete: Agios Nikolaos Municipality Launches Tourism Logo Design Competition

The Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for the design of a new logo for the destination's tourism promotion.
Posted On 24 Apr 2015

Crete Becomes Film Location for ‘Creta Divina’ Docudrama

Crete will once again take the international spotlight when the docudrama Creta Divina hits the screens in September, starring British actor Robert Powell, known for his role as Jesus in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film Jesus of Nazareth.
Posted On 23 Apr 2015

SkyGreece Connects the Greek Diaspora of North America to Homeland

The Greek diaspora of New York will finally get its wish for a direct connection to Athens as SkyGreece Airlines officially announced that its first direct Athens - New York route will launch on June 19.
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

May 1st Holiday in Greece: Where are the Greeks Going This Year?

Greeks will mainly travel to domestic destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, instead of visiting cities abroad, which was the trend last year, a recent survey said.
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.
Posted On 21 Apr 2015

Greece May Impose Luxury Tax on “Expensive Holidays”

The Greek Government may impose a new tax on holidaymakers that choose to spend their vacation on very expensive island destinations and reside in luxurious hotels.
Posted On 19 Apr 2015

Crete Governor Calls on Tourism Professionals to Put Best Face Forward

Attracting quality tourism by putting on its best face is the Region of Crete’s motto ahead of the summer tourist season set to kick off this month.
Posted On 15 Apr 2015

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.
Posted On 14 Apr 2015

Attica Group Welcomes the ‘Blue Galaxy’ to its Crete Itinerary

As part of its fleet expansion program, Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that its subsidiary Blue Star Ferries received the Blue Galaxy under a long-term charter agreement (bareboat) from Hellas 2 Leasing.
Posted On 09 Apr 2015

Greece in Talks with Chinese for Kasteli Airport Project

Kasteli airport, to be constructed on the island of Crete, will be on the agenda of talks in the coming days between Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis and a delegation from China’s State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
Posted On 06 Apr 2015

Greece’s Marine Tours Lends PIKPA’s Challenged Children a Helping Hand for Easter

As part of its ongoing social responsibility program, travel group Marine Tours will offer its staff Easter gifts made by the youngsters of the PIKPA Rehabilitation and Children’s Centre.
Posted On 06 Apr 2015

Young Face of the Week: Eva Kanellopoulos – Social Media Manager, Crete

This week, GTP introduces Eva Kanellopoulos, the social media manager of the brand new and soon-to-open, 5-star Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa in Chania.
Posted On 06 Apr 2015

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.
Posted On 02 Apr 2015

Minoan Group Eyes UK Expansion, Expects Greek Project Go-ahead

After posting losses due to bureaucratic delays in its Greek five-star-plus project to be developed on the island of Crete, Minoan Group, active in travel and leisure, announced plans to expand its Stewart Travel services across the UK.
Posted On 02 Apr 2015

Click Your Way to Greece… Through Google Street View

Google’s popular Street View map service has enhanced its Greece visual offerings with additional panoramic photos of more destinations.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.
Posted On 30 Mar 2015

Greek Travel Bloggers to Spread the Word About Hersonissos, Crete

The Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete will host a group of Greek travel bloggers aiming to promote the area's beauty and customs to a wider audience.
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Blue Palace Resort & Spas’ Ultimate Greece Experience Offers Fitness and More

Recognizing the vital role of fitness and nutrition in today’s hectic lifestyle, Crete’s luxury Blue Palace Resort and Spas has focused this year on offering guests the latest in fitness technology and the finest in Greek cuisine.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015