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High-end ‘Elounda Hills’ Investment Enters Next Phase

The high-end resort Elounda Hills is one step closer to implementation after the Agios Nikolaos Municipality approved the construction of a marina on the premises.

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.

Mirum Hellas Moves Ahead with Elounda Luxury Hotel, Holiday Home Venture

Mirum Hellas is moving ahead with a 410-million-euro luxury tourism project including the construction of holiday homes in Elounda, Crete.

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.

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.

CNT Awards Santorini’s Canaves Oia as one of World’s Best, Four More Greek Hotels Break into Europe’s Top 30

The Conde Nast Traveler’s (CNT) Readers' Choice Awards elected the five-star Canaves Oia on Santorini, as the best resort in Europe and 34th in the world.

Crete’s Blue Palace Resort & Spa Makes Romance a Top Priority

Crete’s luxury Blue Palace Resort and Spa announces through its “Romance Department” the latest offerings aimed at making your romantic getaway an unforgettable experience with everything from island escapes and picnics by the seaside to sunset boat trips and dining on the beach.

Hersonissos Day Event Finds Germans Still Choosing Crete

German travelers have a soft spot for Crete, which they chose to visit more than once, according to the findings of a recent workshop on “German Market: Trends and Challenges” held in Hersonissos.

Blue Palace Resort & Spas’ Ultimate Greece Experience Offers Fitness and More

Recognizing the vital role of fitness and nutrition in today’s hectic lifestyle, Crete’s luxury Blue Palace Resort and Spas has focused this year on offering guests the latest in fitness technology and the finest in Greek cuisine.

Vita Hotels Takes Crete by Storm with New Investments

Hotel group Vita Hotels has added two new accommodation investments on the island of Crete to its portfolio, striking a deal, in the meantime, with UK travel providers Thomas Cook for exclusive services.

Greece Included in Top 10 Best Family-friendly Beach Hotels in the World

The St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas on Crete in Greece has been included in the top 10 best family-friendly beach hotels in the world, according to a list compiled by The Telegraph.

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.

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.