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Aria Hotels Expands to Sifnos, Adds ‘Patriarca’ to Portfolio

Aria Hotels has expanded its activities to the island of Sifnos by adding the Patriarca boutique hotel to its portfolio of properties.

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.

Minoan Lines: Extra Itinerary from Piraeus to Cyclades and Crete on April 23

Minoan Lines will add an extra itinerary from Piraeus to the Cyclades islands and Heraklion (Crete) on Holy Tuesday, April 23, due to increased passenger traffic expected for the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

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.

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.

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air Extend Codeshare Agreement

Blue Air and Cyprus Airways have agreed to extend their codeshare partnership, which was launched in December 2018.

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.

The Boutique Hotel Workshop Tour 2019: Όλα όσα χρειάζεται να ξέρετε

Η νέα δράση του 100% Hotel Show 2019 με τίτλο "The Boutique Hotel Workshop Tour" ξεκινά το ταξίδι της με αφετηρία την Αθήνα, στις 9 και 10 Φεβρουαρίου.

Minoan Lines Announces Heraklion – Cyclades Itineraries

Minoan Lines has announced that its ultra-modern high speed ferry Santorini Palace will start its itineraries on the Heraklion - Cyclades islands route on April 25.

Cyprus Airways Adds Heraklion, Rhodes, Skiathos to 2019 Summer Schedule

Cyprus Airways has announced the addition of Heraklion, Rhodes and Skiathos to its network of destinations for summer 2019.

AEGEAN Contributes to Extension of Tourism Season in Greece

AEGEAN's November 2018 figures reveal the airline's contribution to the extension of the tourism season in Greece during the winter months.

Three Greek Cities Among World’s 100 Hottest Travel Spots in 2018

Athens, Heraklion on Crete, and Rhodes are included in the world’s 100 most popular travel destinations, according to Euromonitor International.

Ministry: Upgrading Greece’s Tourism Training and Education a Priority

The upgrading of the training and education offered to Greek tour guides is among the Tourism Ministry's top priorities.

Lufthansa Announces New Heraklion-Frankfurt Service for Summer 2019

Lufthansa will launch a new direct service connecting the Greek city of Heraklion, Crete, with Frankfurt in Germany, for summer 2019.

Ryanair Links Crete and Milan with New 2019 Summer Routes

Ryanair has announced the launch of two new routes from Heraklion, Crete, to Bergamo and Malpensa in Milan, as part of its 2019 summer schedule.

New Greek Company Opens to ‘Reload’ Sales of Hotels

New Greek company "Reload Hotel Sales" has opened for business, offering its knowhow to hoteliers on how to boost their reservations and sales.

Minoan Lines Amends Itineraries, Prepares to Adopt IMO Fuel Regulation

Minoan Lines is amending its itineraries on the Piraeus-Chania and Piraeus-Heraklion routes, while preparing to adopt the new IMO Fuel Regulation.

Celestyal Cruises Says Goodbye to 2018 with Authentic Greek Music Onboard the ‘Olympia’

Celestyal Cruises will hold two unique cruises before the end of 2018 and offer authentic Greek entertainment onboard its “Olympia” ship.

Crete to Host 20th FEG European Tourist Guides Meeting

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, during November 20-25, will hold the 20th European Tourist Guides Meeting in Heraklion on Crete.

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.