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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.

Ioannis Bras Steps In as Head of S. Aegean Waterways Network

Ioannis Bras has been appointed project manager for the South Aegean Region waterway network as part of the regional authority’s strategic plan to expand the islands’ tourism potential.

Awards Pile Up for Heraklion Port Authority

Awards and distinctions are piling up for the Heraklion Port Authority (HPA), with the latest gold in the“Top Export Assistance Company” category during the Greek Exports Awards 2015, last week.

Heraklion Port Authority Eager to Turn Waves to Energy

In efforts to find alternative and sustainable energy resources, the Heraklion Port Authority has teamed up with German start-up SINN Power and the Technical University of Clausthal for the development of a pilot project tapping into wave power.

Heraklion Port Authority Gets Thumbs Up for Best Practices

The Heraklion Port Authority (HPA) is collecting awards for its best practices, projects and initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainability and competitiveness, with the latest on Tuesday, during the Facilities Management Awards, held in Athens.

Heraklion ‘Cake Pops’ its Way into Guinness Book of World Records

The Cretan port city of Heraklion made it into the Guinness Book of World Records last week, when some 1,034 people spent approximately two hours making 4,648 cake pops and then placing them in the longest line to date -- measuring 162.90 meters.

Heraklion Port Brings in the Luxury Liners, Wins Best Practices Award

The Heraklion Port Authority’s ongoing promotional campaign is bringing in the crowds as all the more cruise liners are make the Cretan city their port of call.

Heraklion Port Welcomes Cruise Ships in True Cretan Style

The Heraklion Port Authority (HPA) is extending true Cretan hospitality to the increasing number of cruise ships making their port of call there.

China’s Wuhan Boosts Ties with Heraklion Port Authority

Promoting tourism, exchanging expertise in the area of container management and cruise travel topped talks on Tuesday, between representatives from the Chinese city of Wuhan and Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority.

Japanese Cruise Passengers Receive Warm Welcome at Heraklion, Crete

Some 1,000 passengers on the Japanese "Asuka II" cruise ship received a warm and traditional Cretan welcome upon their arrival at the Heraklion Port on Thursday.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Heraklion Port Authority Awarded for Best Practices in Greece Event Launch

Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority was awarded for its public management at this year’s "Disrupt, Startup, ScaleUP" conference held at the Athens Concert Hall on 15-16 November, officially launching Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Crete, Greece, Targets Chinese Travelers With New Initiatives

Promoting Crete as a leading tourist destination to the Chinese market and establishing strong ties between the two countries was the aim of a recent visit to China by Region of Crete representatives and the Heraklion Port Authority.

Crete’s Heraklion Port Of Call for Luxury Liners

Increased arrivals of cruise ships to the Cretan port of Heraklion this month demonstrate that efforts to extend the holiday season are paying off, the Heraklion Port Authority said recently.

Heraklion, Crete, To Host Conference On Seaplanes In September 2014

Canadian specialists in the seaplane market will share their know-how with Greek professionals at a conference scheduled to be held in Heraklion, Crete, in September 2014.

Chinese Newlyweds Get A Taste Of Cretan Hospitality

Sixteen Chinese couples that got married recently in the annual "Rose Wedding" ceremony that took place this year on Crete, were introduced to the island's famous hospitality during a farewell ceremony held in their honor by the Heraklion Port Authority.

Heraklion, Crete, Expects Increase Of Cruise Passengers This Year

Initial signs for cruise tourism in Heraklion, Crete, are very positive as the port authority recently announced that it expects cruise passenger arrivals to increase by 10 percent this year.

Cruise Companies Opt For Heraklion, Crete

The promotional strategy followed by the Heraklion Port Authority is paying off as visitor numbers to the Cretan city this year showed a major increase - one that will continue in 2014.
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