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Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Travelers Give Chania Thumbs Up for Hospitality, Safety

Visitors to Crete give Chania thumbs up for its hospitality, local products and hotels but are not satisfied with the infrastructure and cleanliness, an annual survey reveals.

Greece’s G & A Mamidakis Foundation Establishes Art Prize

Committed to promoting Greek culture, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation has announced the establishment of an Art Prize to be bestowed for the first time this year.

German-speaking Travelers Picking Crete, Rhodes in 2019

Rhodes and Crete appear to be among the leading destinations of choice for the German-speaking market in 2019, according to travel services provider HolidayCheck.

Alltours Set for Super Year Ahead with New Offerings in Greece

German tour operator Alltours aims to boost its sales for trips to Greece in 2019 by 10 percent and bring 340,000 visitors to the country.

Crete FVW Workshop Offers Insight into German Travel Trends

The 2018 FVW Workshop, recently held on Crete, brought together Germany’s top tour operators, travel agents and journalists, who exchanged insight with local sector professionals.

Crete Examines Yachting Potential Under iBLUE Program

Crete officials are looking into ways to tap into the potential of yachting and luxury boating tourism during the three-day iBLUE event, which is taking place on the island.

City Diplomacy: Crete’s Heraklion Now Sister City with Toledo

Crete's Heraklion and the Spanish town of Toledo, have become sister cities after an agreement signed by mayors Vassilis Labrinos and Milagros Tolón.

Late Minoan Chamber Tomb Comes to Light on Crete

Archaeologists have discovered an intact Late Minoan chamber tomb with two adult skeletons and well-preserved pottery, near Ierapetra on the island of Crete.

G & A Mamidakis Foundation, Tipping Point Bring Tourism to Crete Schools

With the support of the G & A Mamidakis Foundation, NGO Tipping Point aims to introduce the students of Crete to the potential of a career in tourism.

Vehicles Banned Along Chania’s Venetian Harbor

Vehicles will no longer be allowed along and around the Venetian Harbor and the Firkas Fortress in Chania on Crete, according to the Municipal Port Fund.

Hoteliers Call on Ryanair to Re-examine Chania Base Termination

Chania hoteliers are calling on low-cost carrier Ryanair to re-examine its decision to shut down its base at Chania Airport on Crete.

Crete Welcomes Approval of First Diving Park

The first diving park to operate on the island of Crete, was given the green light by the region’s Environment and Spatial Planning Committee.

Infrastructure Key to Attracting Winter Tourism to Crete

Ways to strengthen tourism flows to Crete in the winter months were the focus of a day event recently organized by the island’s trade associations in Rethymno.

Creta Maris: Brussels Gets a Taste of Cretan Gastronomy

The Creta Maris Beach Resort presented Crete’s tourism offerings and gastronomy during the Brussels Holiday Fair 2018.

Crete Region Taps into Mitsotakis Foundation Funds for Nature Preservation

The Region of Crete aims to tap into and double funds from the Konstantinos K. Mitsotakis Foundation in order to preserve and promote the island's natural offerings.

Crete Travel Agencies Call for Actions Ahead of New Year

The Western Crete Travel Agencies Association is calling on all stakeholders in tourism to focus on addressing pending issues in view of the new year and the forthcoming tourism season.

Heraklio Port Welcomes New Cruise Ship Terminal

Secretary General for Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investment Christos Lambridis recently visited Heraklio on Crete, to inaugurate the port’s new cruise terminal.

Increasing Investment Going into Crete Hotel Sector

Crete is attracting greater investment with the island’s five-star hotels ready to host an additional 25,000 people in the next five years, according to Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.