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Survey: Crete is Most Affordable Romantic Escape for 2023

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a new survey has found Crete to be the world’s cheapest romantic destination for 2023.

Tourism for All: Alternative Destinations in Greece See Rise of Domestic Tourists

Greece’s alternative destinations in 2022 saw a boost in Greek visitors thanks to the “Tourism for All” subsidy program for domestic holidays.

Dutch Choose Rhodes as their Favorite Greek City for 2023

The main town of the Greek island of Rhodes was chosen by Dutch travelers as their Favorite Greek City for 2023, according to an online survey conducted by the website Griekenland.

Thessaloniki-New York Direct Flight Plans Advance

Plans to directly link Thessaloniki with New York have advanced with major US airlines expressing interest, according to the Central Macedonia Region.

Grecotel Promotes Cretan Lifestyle and Diet at Experiential Conference

The health benefits of the Cretan lifestyle and diet were highlighted at an experiential conference in Rethymno, attended by over 100 university professors and co-organized by Grecotel.

Rethymno, Crete, to Host World Final of OCEANMAN Open Water Swimming Event

Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete will host the OCEANMAN World Final International Open Water Swimming competition during October 28-30.

Grecotel Takes Part in ‘Clean Up the Med’ Initiative

The Grecotel Creta Palace hotel in Rethymno, Crete, held a beach cleanup event as part of the “Clean Up the Med” initiative.

Crete’s New Chania Archaeological Museum Opens to the Public

The new Chania Archaeological Museum on the Greek island of Crete recently opened its doors featuring more than 3,500 artefacts, 1,000 of which for the first time.

Rethymno Encourages Cycling as Part of ‘Bike Friendly Days’ Event

The city of Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete will hold its first “Bike Friendly Days” event during April 26-30.

Ministry: Works Underway to Protect Cultural Monuments on Crete

The Greek Culture Ministry will proceed with a number of projects on Crete to protect and upgrade the island’s cultural monuments and landmark sites.

Crete: New Archaeological Museums Coming to Chania and Rethymno

The cities of Chania and Rethymno on the island of Crete, Greece, are to each get their own new archaeological museum.

German Travel Agents Tour Crete and Depart with the Best of Impressions

A group of German travel agents had the chance for one whole week to experience the beauty and hospitality of the Greek island of Crete.

Crete Expecting August Tourism at Full Capacity

Despite Covid-19 restraints, travelers are still selecting Crete for their summer holidays, with August occupancy levels reaching almost 100 percent.

ASTA: Greece & Cyprus Chapter Honored at 2021 Global Convention

The ASTA Greece & Cyprus Chapter has been honored as International Chapter of the Year by ASTA, the American Society of Travel Advisors.

Crete Covid-19 Cases Soar, New Lockdown-style Measures Ordered

Greek authorities have ordered strict Covid-19 measures for Rethymno, Crete, and extended measures in Chania and Heraklion until August 25, after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel Invests in New Bicycle Service

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on popular eco-friendly island Astypalea has announced the launch of its new “Astypalea Bicycle Rentals”.

GNTO Supports Greek Sports and Gastronomy Tourism Events

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this summer is supporting sports and gastronomy events taking place in popular Greek destinations.

EBD Includes 5 Greek Destinations Among Best for Vaccinated Travelers

The European Best Destinations (EBD) organization has included five popular Greek destinations among the world's best for Covid-19 vaccinated travelers.

Crete’s Rethymnon Becomes ‘Bike Friendly’ Destination

The city of Rethymnon on Crete has received the "Bike Friendly" seal by NatTour and the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.

Rethymno will Aim to Attract More American Tourists in 2021

The Municipality of Rethymno has joined forces with ASTA Greece to promote the city's tourism offerings to the US market and attract more travelers.
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