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AVIS Hellas Opens Rental Station at Heraklion Port in Crete

Car rental company Avis Hellas recently announced the opening of a new station at Heraklion Port to service domestic and incoming tourism flows and those traveling to Crete's city during the year.

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.

Minoan Announces Schedule Change to Piraeus–Heraklion Route

Minoan Lines has announced an alteration to the departure and arrival time on the Piraeus-Heraklion-Piraeus route effective from 20 November to 5 December 2014.

Heraklion Port Welcomes Last Cruise Ship Of The Year

The Heraklion Port Authority held an event on 20 December to welcome the MSC FANTASIA, the last cruise to dock at the port for 2013.
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Homeport Heraklion Welcomes The Costa Mediterranea

A special event was held on 19 July to welcome the arrival of Italian cruise ship Costa Mediterranea at Heraklion Port. The ship's arrival officially launched Costa Cruises summer routes with Heraklion as its homeport.
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Heraklion Optimistic On Greek Cruise In 2013

Heraklion, Crete, is expecting the number of cruise liner stopovers at its port this year to increase by 51.8 percent compared to 2012, according to data released today, 14 February.
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Heraklion Port Rises To The Occasion And Welcomes The Queen Mary 2

Heraklion Port yesterday, 17 January, welcomed the Queen Mary 2, one of the most luxurious and largest cruise ships in the world.
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Heraklion Port Honored At Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards

Heraklion Port shined during the leading cruise industry event Seatrade Med 2012, held 27-29 November at Marseille, France, as it came in second in the “Port of the Year” category at the sixth edition of the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards.

Heraklion Port In The Spotlight At Cruise Conference

The Heraklion Port was the center of attention during the 1st Corfu Cruise Conference “The Cruise Industry and Local Communities” that took place last weekend, 28-29 September, on Corfu.

Heraklion Makes A Comeback As A Homeport This Summer

With Costa Cruises homeporting this summer in Heraklion (Crete), leading international cruise officials have expressed optimism in choosing the cruise destination as a homeport for non-European Union flag cruise ships now that the cabotage law has been lifted in Greece.