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Crete’s Olive Green Hotel Among TripAdvisor’s 25 Best in Greece

Crete's Olive Green Hotel is among the 25 best in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels 2019.

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.

Rethymno Presented as ‘Smart Choice All Year Round’ at Russia’s MITT 2019 Fair

The town of Rethymno on Crete was presented as a "smart choice" for all-year-round holidays, during the 26th MITT tourism exhibition held recently in Moscow, Russia.

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Bluegr Hotels & Resorts Partners with Award-winning Chef Yiannis Baxevanis

Bluegr Hotels & Resorts has partnered with award-winning Greek chef Yiannis Baxevanis, who will act as the consultant chef for the brand’s four hotels in Athens and on Crete.

All the More Czech Vacationers Eyeing Crete in 2019

More Czech travelers are set to visit Crete this year, according to data collected by Crete Region authorities at the "Holiday World Praha" travel fair.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

Crete Wins Title of ‘Best Region’ at Greek Travel Awards in Scandinavia

Crete won three awards, including a gold for being voted "Best Region" in Greece, at the 1st Greek Travel Awards held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Minoan Lines’ Mykonos Palace Ferry Becomes Eco-friendly

Greek passenger shipping company Minoan Lines has installed an exhaust gas cleaning system (often referred to as scrubbers) on its Mykonos Palace cruise ferry.

Grekaddict Presents Latest Additions to Gastronomy Activities Portfolio

Aiming to introduce Thessaloniki's gastronomy tourism to the city's visitors, Grekaddict, a marketplace for travel experiences in Greece, has made a number of additions to its portfolio of culinary experiences for travelers.

Crete Among Top 5 Travel Spots for Best Mix of Culture, Relaxation and Fun

Luxury travel specialist Sovereign has included Crete among the world’s top five holiday destinations for those seeking to get the best variety of culture, relaxation and entertainment.

TripAdvisor: ‘Creta Maris’ Among Top Hotels for Families in Greece

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete is among the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

‘The a Hotels’ Announces New Director of Sales at Grand Serai Congress & Spa

'The a Hotels & Resorts' group has appointed Valia Bourbi as the new director of sales of its Grand Serai Congress & Spa, located in Ioannina, Epirus.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

Greece to Create National Film Offices Network to Attract Foreign Productions

In efforts to attract foreign film productions to Greece, EKOME is working towards the establishment of a National Film Offices Network in the country.

TripAdvisor Reveals Greece’s Top Hotels for 2019

A number of Greek hotels, located in some of the country's most popular tourism destinations, are included on TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards list.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

ANEK Lines’ Ferries Get ‘We do Local’ Quality Seal

ANEK Lines has received the “We do Local” quality certification seal for its ferries, after successfully adopting the initiative’s proposed standards that aim to promote Greek tourism.

AccorHotels to Open First Ibis Styles Hotel in Athens

AccorHotels has signed a franchising agreement with Greek company G. Lymperakis Invest OE for the launch of the first ibis Styles hotel in central Athens.

Crete’s Elianthos Villas Once Again Wins Guest Review Award by Booking.com

Elianthos Villas, located on Crete, has once again been honored with the Guest Review Award by online booking platform Booking.com.