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Corfu to Host First Waterway in Greece

Greece's first waterway will be constructed at the port of the Ionian island of Corfu, according to a decision signed on Saturday by Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis and Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michalis Papadopoulos.

Vienna Gets a Taste of Crete, Greece

Christmas and New Year’s customs and traditions were at the center of an event dedicated to the island of Crete, in Vienna last week.

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

Greek Hotels Chamber Eyes Chinese Tourism Market with the Help of Baidu

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) announced its plans to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday using China’s leading search engine as its primary tool.

Hellenic Seaways Named ‘Passenger Line of the Year’ at Lloyd ‘s List Awards

Hellenic Seaways was honored with the "Passenger Line of the Year" title at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2014 held in Athens.

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.

Starwood Shows “Destination Greece” in New Promotional Video

Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently released a new video that introduces Athens, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Peloponnese to members of the SPG loyalty program.

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.

New Crete Tourist Campaign Launched

Under the motto "Crete - The Island Inside You", the Region of Crete in collaboration with advertising agency McCann Athens and production company Indigoview recently launched the island’s latest tourist campaign.

‘We Do Local’ Gives Greek Tourism Ventures Stamp of Approval

In efforts to upgrade the Greek tourist product and ensure that quality standards are being met, a new accreditation body has been set up in collaboration with tourist professionals of the island of Crete.

Heraklion Port Authority Awarded for Best Practices in Greece Event Launch

Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority was awarded for its public management at this year’s "Disrupt, Startup, ScaleUP" conference held at the Athens Concert Hall on 15-16 November, officially launching Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Crete, Greece, Targets Chinese Travelers With New Initiatives

Promoting Crete as a leading tourist destination to the Chinese market and establishing strong ties between the two countries was the aim of a recent visit to China by Region of Crete representatives and the Heraklion Port Authority.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

TBEX Athens Travel Bloggers Tour Aegean Courtesy of Louis Cruises

Travel bloggers attending this year’s TBEX Europe event in Athens were treated to a four-day cruise of the Aegean as part of a fam trip organized by Cyprus-based cruise line Louis Cruises.

Crete, Greece, Signs Tourism Cooperation Protocol With Hainan Province, China

A cooperation protocol to develop tourism, trade and culture between Crete in Greece and China's Hainan province was recently signed between the island's regional governor, Stavros Arnaoutakis, and the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)...

German Travelers Trust Greece Again

Greece remains among the favorite tourism destinations of the Germans even though the summer is over, according to German online travel agency Opodo. Four Greek destinations appear among the 20 most popular holiday spots of German travelers this autumn.

Minoan Group Plc: Greece Could Have Stronger Economic Recovery If Tourist Assets Are Upgraded

If Greece's travel industry can extend the holiday season, then it could play an even more important role in Greece's economic recovery, according to Christopher Egleton, Executive Chairman of Minoan Group Plc.

Elafonissi: The Caribbean In Greece

Off the southwestern tip of Crete and about 75 kilometers from the town of Chania, lies Elafonissi, an island that is within walking distance from the mainland, sometimes without even getting one’s toes wet.

Crete Is Google’s First Stop To “Grow Greek Tourism”

A new initiative by Google, the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) dubbed "Grow Greek Tourism Online" will launch in Crete.

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.