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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

TUI Says Austrian Vacationers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

Turkey move over, Greece now leads Austrian travelers’ holiday destination choices, according to a survey carried out by international tour group TUI and presented in Vienna recently.

GNTO Gets the Word Out About Greece with Fam, Press Trips

Summer in Greece has taken off at full speed and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is doing everything to bring in more visitors with a series of initiatives including fam and press trips as well as on-the-spot filming of Greek destinations.
Posted On 20 May 2016

Antetokounmpo Bros Shoot Hoops in Heraklion

The Antetokounmpo brothers got the Cretan town of Heraklion on their toes shooting hoops last weekend when the two ultra athletes - Giannis and Thanasis - participated in a sports event organized by the Region of Crete and the Heraklion municipality.
Posted On 26 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

Hefty Admission Rate Hikes at Greek Museums

The Acropolis and the site of Knossos on Crete will be the costliest to get into after the Greek culture ministry recently announced admission fee hikes.
Posted On 01 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

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

Athens Carnival Celebrations at Syntagma Square

Marking the last week of meat before Lent and the beginning of carnival season (Apokria), the City of Athens invites young and old to four days of food and fun beginning at 6pm on Ash Thursday, March 3, at Syntagma Square.
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

New Faces: George Papadopoulos, Executive Chef of Domotel Hotels & Resorts

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces, George Papadopoulos, the Executive Chef of Domotel Hotels & Resorts.
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

Tourist Arrivals from Iran to Greece Expected to Soar in 2016

The number of visitors from Iran to Greece could soar to more than 20,000 this year if visa procedures are improved, Iranian travel agents said during the second Greek Tourism Workshop that took place recently in Tehran.
Posted On 18 Feb 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

Sports or Tourism… or Sports Tourism? – Opinion

"Greeks should take heed of all the benefits that sports tourism can produce and begin to give guidance, adhere to principles and work together for the greater good." - Opinion by CEO at Activemedia.com.gr Akis Tsolis
Posted On 11 Feb 2016

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.
Posted On 03 Feb 2016

Cyprus’ Tus Airways Launches, Flights to Greece Planned

Cypriot carrier Tus Airways has officially launched and will commence the operation of its flight schedule on February 14. The new airline aims to connect Cyprus with neighboring countries, including Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Jordan.
Posted On 29 Jan 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

Divine Retreats: For the Summer Villa of Your Dreams in Greece

Whether you’re looking to find the beachfront villa of your dreams or a bungalow-plus-pool for your relaxation, online agency Divine Retreats promises to make it happen.
Posted On 27 Jan 2016