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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

Crete Honored in Russia as ‘Best Regional Presence’ at MITT 2015

The Region of Crete saw a double win at this year's Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) which is running in Russia.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Major Tourism Investment on Crete Gets Green Light

The Greek Council of State, the highest court in Greece, has approved the draft presidential decree which refers to the development plan and strategic environmental impact study of a major tourism project on Crete.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Erasmus Students to Exchange Ideas at 1st Training Forum in Athens

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform will take place on March 28-29 in Athens, organized by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Visitors Get Hersonissos Virtual View Via ‘Google Cardboard’ at ITB Berlin

Crete’s Municipality of Hersonissos announced its latest collaboration with Google Developers Group on an innovative virtual traveller project, during this year’s ITB held earlier this month in Berlin.
Posted On 13 Mar 2015

ITB 2015: Hersonissos Fosters Ties with German Market

As part of its ongoing strategy to promote the diverse offerings of the region and inform German tour operators of alternative options available, Crete’s Municipality of Hersonissos participated in this year’s ITB 2015 earlier this month in Berlin.
Posted On 12 Mar 2015

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Knossos Beach Hotel’s ‘Swell’ Restaurant

Luxury Crete-based hotel Knossos Beach in Iraklio, welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini to its in-house restaurant “Swell”.
Posted On 12 Mar 2015

Google Plans to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 6 More Destinations

Google's initiative dubbed “Grow Greek Tourism Online” will expand to six more destinations in Greece, it was announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Posted On 10 Mar 2015

Greece-Russia Discuss Tourism

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met in Athens, with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece, Andrey Maslov, on Monday, to discuss the further enhancement of tourism relations between the two countries.

‘We Do Local’ Joins Forces with Wines of Crete

“We Do Local” has joined forces with the Wines of Crete, as part of its ongoing efforts to promote local culture and cuisine, support local producers and human resources and respect the environment.

GEPOET Meets with Alternate Tourism Minister

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) to discuss the challenges of the sector and formulate a joint strategy ahead of the official launch of the summer tourist season.
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

Crete’s Incredible Edibles Feature in Germany’s ‘Essen & Drinken’

Traditional Cretan cuisine takes center stage in German monthly foodie magazine Essen & Drinken (Eat and Drink) with a 10-page feature on everything from olive and oil to herbs and spices.
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

Castello Boutique Resort & Spa Becomes Member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’

The Castello Boutique Resort & Spa has officially become a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
Posted On 25 Feb 2015