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Crete Hoteliers Dispute Central Bank Figures for 2019 Revenue

Hospitality professionals on Crete are sceptical about revenue data released recently by the Bank of Greece, arguing that the figure was much lower than reported.

Greece Receives €180m Loan for Kastelli Airport Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a 180-million-euro loan to Greece for the construction of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Greece Remembers Melina Mercouri with Year Full of Cultural Events

Greece will host a number of cultural events this year to mark the 100-year anniversary since the birth of Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Heraklion’s New Promo Video Invites Travelers to Discover Cretan Hospitality

The Municipality of Heraklion has launched a new promo video inviting travelers to explore the city and enjoy Cretan hospitality.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Cruise Development Action Plan in the Making

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said an action plan for the development of cruise tourism was being drawn up.

Corfu’s Historic ‘Castello Bibelli’ to ‘Return’ as Hotel & Resort

Corfu’s historic Castello Bibelli has passed into the hands of a new owner aiming to convert it into a hotel and resort.

Accor Announces Partnership with Greek Carrier AEGEAN

Accor has partnered with Greek carrier AEGEAN, with the aim to offer authentic experiences in select destinations.

Tourism Ministry Presents 2020-2021 Marketing Strategy for Greek Regions

The Tourism Ministry presented its 2020-2021 Marketing Strategy for the tourism development of Greece’s 13 regions.

Russian Embassy Honors Grecotel President Nikos Daskalantonakis

The Russian Embassy in Athens honored Grecotel Group President Nikos Daskalantonakis for contributing to the strong cooperation and friendship between Greece and Russia.

Andros’ ‘Methexis’ Experiential Festival to Reveal the Aegean’s Traditions

The Aegean’s cultural and culinary traditions will be on show during the “Aegean Methexis” experiential festival to be held on Andros in June 2020.

Austrian Airlines Adds More Greek Destinations to 2020 Summer Schedule

Austrian Airlines will add more Greek holiday destinations to its flight schedule for summer 2020, which will take effect on March 29.

Greek Lawyers to Set Up Committee for Return of Parthenon Marbles

A Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is being set up by Greek lawyers, with the aim to offer legal support in Greece’s efforts to bring the sculptures back.

‘Cretan Malia Park’ Joins Design Hotels

The Cretan Malia Park hotel has joined Design Hotels, a Berlin-based hospitality services company that markets over 300 hotels in 60 countries.

G & A Mamidakis Foundation Brings Crete’s Students Closer to Art

As part of its Art by our side" program, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation held educational events for lyceum students at the Minos Beach art hotel on Crete.

Grecotel’s President Awarded Russian ‘Order of Friendship’

Grecotel Group President Nikos Daskalantonakis was honored with the prestigious “Order of Friendship” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Seajets Supports European Rally Champions Chris Ingram and Alexey Lukyanuk

Greek ferry operator Seajets supported drivers who climbed to the first and second place in the final ratings of this year's European Rally Championship (ERC).

TUI Magic Life Candia Maris Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Crete's TUI Magic Life Candia Maris resort was the grand sponsor of the 4th Women's Race for the Prevention of Breast Cancer that took place in Heraklio.

MR&H Crowns ‘Wyndham Grand Mirabello’ as the Mediterranean’s Top 2019 Resort

The Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay resort has been honored with the MR&H Top Mediterranean Resort (currently in operation) Award for 2019.

Elounda Hills Luxury Tourism Investment Closer to Implementation

The Elounda Hills tourism investment on Crete is one step closer to implementation following the signing of a joint-ministerial decision.

TUI Magic Life Candia Maris Supports Efforts of Greek Charity Organization

The TUI Magic Life Candia Maris hotel on Crete recently provided accommodation to the volunteers of the “Colors of Love” Greek charity organization.