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Grecotel’s AgrecoFarms ‘A Once in a Lifetime Experience’

The advisory board members of the Hellenic Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness visited Grecotel's organic AgrecoFarms on Crete and found it to be a “rewarding experience”.

Hellenic Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness Launches on Crete

The Hellenic Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness that aims to promote Greek culture with a focus on the plant-based Mediterranean Diet has launched in Greece.

Crete: Chania Aiming to Launch Greece’s 1st Citizens Tourism Service Center

The Municipality of Chania on Crete is hoping to launch Greece’s first Citizens Tourism Service Center that would offer information to visitors on tourism-related issues.

Crete Sets Up Cluster for Promotion of Local Products, Cuisine

Showcasing the products of Crete and promoting the world-famous Cretan diet are the top priorities of the newly formed cluster titled “Kriti to Nisi Mou” (Crete: My Island).

Crete Hoteliers Dispute Central Bank Figures for 2019 Revenue

Hospitality professionals on Crete are sceptical about revenue data released recently by the Bank of Greece, arguing that the figure was much lower than reported.

Crete Gets Ministry Support for Special Interest Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry will extend support to Crete to develop special interest tourism products that can attract travelers to the island all year long.

Study: Western Crete Winning Over Families, Repeat Travelers

Western Crete appears to be an attractive holiday choice for families and repeat travelers while all-inclusive options are losing ground, according to findings released by the University of Crete.

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.