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New ‘Villaggio’ Adults-only Hotel Opens in Hersonissos, Crete

The newly established adults-only Villaggio Hotel on the Greek island of Crete has opened its doors to welcome guests for the summer season.

Sbokos Hotel Group Rebrands as ‘Phāea Resorts’

The Golf Residences SA / Sbokos Hotel Group has announced its rebranding to Phāea Resorts, also unveiling a new corporate identity and logo.

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.

Spinalonga’s Nomination File for UNESCO World Heritage List Ready

The Greek Culture Ministry is ready to submit the nomination file for the inscription of the island of Spinalonga on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

SWOT to Manage New Mykonos Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott

Greek hospitality experts Simple Way of Tourism (SWOT) will be managing the operations of a new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel on Mykonos, starting in 2019.

Greece’s Spinalonga on its Way to UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Ministry of Culture has submitted a nomination file for the inscription of the Spinalonga island near Crete, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Wanderlust Greece Explores Crete – Video

Wanderlust Greece, the digital travel campaign of Marketing Greece, reveals all the reasons why travelers should add Crete to their vacation bucket list.

Marriott Group Honors Ledra Hotels in Greece with ‘BMSC 2017 Global ELITE Award’

Marriott Group has honored the sales and marketing department of its partner in Greece, Ledra Hotels and Villas, with the BMSC 2017 Global ELITE Award.

Crete’s Spinalonga Site Secures EU Funding for Restoration Works

The Region of Crete has managed to secure EU funds for the third phase of works on the archaeological site of the small island of Spinalonga.

Travel + Leisure Magazine Reveals 2016 Best Resort Hotels in Greece

The readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine recently selected their Worlds Best Award winners and have formed the list of the Best Resort Hotels in Greece. Three resort hotels on Santorini and two on Crete make up this year's top 5.

Blue Palace in Greece Shines in US Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, in Elounda, Crete, was has ranked third in the top 10 European Resorts of US Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014, for the third consecutive year.

Greek Hotels Among 25 Best In Europe

Three hotels in Greece are included on the 25 Best Hotels in Europe list, drawn up by the Australian edition of Business Insider.

Spinalonga Island: Former Leper Colony, Current Tourism Attraction

Spinalonga is a bare and rocky islet that appears to float on the turquoise waters just off the coast in one of the driest parts of Crete but also very near the VIP holiday resort Elounda.

Saudi Billionaire Arrives For Vacation On Crete, Greece

One of the world's most high-profile investors and richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, arrived in Crete, Greece, on 9 August to spend a week-long vacation in Elounda.

Spinalonga Island Gets A Revamp Prior To Receiving UNESCO Heritage Status

Intensive works are being carried out on Spinalonga, located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, prior to the island's inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Rihanna Takes A Break From World Tour To Holiday On Crete, Greece

It just took a hashtag for the world to discover that superstar Rihanna is currently taking a break from her “Diamonds World Tour” and is holidaying in Greece.
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Arrivals To Greece Are On The Up And So Are Hotel Prices

Arrivals to Greece are increasing and so are the country's hotel prices, recent data has shown. Santorini's Imerovigli leads the way on a list of Greece's most expensive destinations for July 2013.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Irina Shayk Tour The Greek Islands

Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is strolling around Rhodes with model Irina Shayk, the Greek media has reported.
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Greek Hotel Prices Drop This Summer

Greece is welcoming summer 2013 with hotel prices down by 15 percent compared to 2012 with the average nightly rate standing at 78 euros, according to data released recently for the month of May by online booking company Trivago. The average nightly rate was 92 euros last year.

Blue Palace Enters Luxury Collection

The Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Elounda on Crete as of January entered the privileged club of distinctive hotels when it became a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection. The collection is classed as "the world's most extraordinarily unique of hotels and resorts." Blue Star...
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