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Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Greek Travel Bloggers to Spread the Word About Hersonissos, Crete

The Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete will host a group of Greek travel bloggers aiming to promote the area's beauty and customs to a wider audience.

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

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.

Crete Honored in Russia as ‘Best Regional Presence’ at MITT 2015

The Region of Crete saw a double win at this year's Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) which is running in Russia.

Major Tourism Investment on Crete Gets Green Light

The Greek Council of State, the highest court in Greece, has approved the draft presidential decree which refers to the development plan and strategic environmental impact study of a major tourism project on Crete.

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.

Erasmus Students to Exchange Ideas at 1st Training Forum in Athens

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform will take place on March 28-29 in Athens, organized by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

Visitors Get Hersonissos Virtual View Via ‘Google Cardboard’ at ITB Berlin

Crete’s Municipality of Hersonissos announced its latest collaboration with Google Developers Group on an innovative virtual traveller project, during this year’s ITB held earlier this month in Berlin.

ITB 2015: Hersonissos Fosters Ties with German Market

As part of its ongoing strategy to promote the diverse offerings of the region and inform German tour operators of alternative options available, Crete’s Municipality of Hersonissos participated in this year’s ITB 2015 earlier this month in Berlin.

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Knossos Beach Hotel’s ‘Swell’ Restaurant

Luxury Crete-based hotel Knossos Beach in Iraklio, welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini to its in-house restaurant “Swell”.

Google Plans to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 6 More Destinations

Google's initiative dubbed “Grow Greek Tourism Online” will expand to six more destinations in Greece, it was announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

Greece-Russia Discuss Tourism

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met in Athens, with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece, Andrey Maslov, on Monday, to discuss the further enhancement of tourism relations between the two countries.

‘We Do Local’ Joins Forces with Wines of Crete

“We Do Local” has joined forces with the Wines of Crete, as part of its ongoing efforts to promote local culture and cuisine, support local producers and human resources and respect the environment.

GEPOET Meets with Alternate Tourism Minister

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) to discuss the challenges of the sector and formulate a joint strategy ahead of the official launch of the summer tourist season.

Crete’s Incredible Edibles Feature in Germany’s ‘Essen & Drinken’

Traditional Cretan cuisine takes center stage in German monthly foodie magazine Essen & Drinken (Eat and Drink) with a 10-page feature on everything from olive and oil to herbs and spices.

Castello Boutique Resort & Spa Becomes Member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’

The Castello Boutique Resort & Spa has officially become a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

Greece and Iran Strengthen Tourism Ties

Iranian airline Mahan Air has announced it will operate two flights a week to Athens in May and is also considering the launch of direct flights to Crete and Thessaloniki.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.