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Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

TAL Aviation Appointed to Represent SunExpress Airline in Greece

Turkey-based leisure airline SunExpress has signed an agreement with TAL Aviation for its representation in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.

Hotels.com: Crete’s Kydon Hotel is ‘Loved by Guests’

Crete's "Kydon, The Heart City Hotel", has been honored for its prime hospitality services with the “Loved by Guests" award by Hotels.com.

Minoan Lines: ‘Knossos Palace’ Ferry Gets Environmental Upgrade

The “Knossos Palace” cruise ferry of Minoan Lines has returned to its Piraeus-Crete scheduled itineraries, following its environmental upgrade.

Attica Group Wins Gold at Loyalty Awards 2019

Attica Group received the gold award for its “Seasmiles” loyalty program for travelers, at the Loyalty Awards 2019 that was recently held in Athens.

Crete to Welcome New Adults-only ‘Cactus Mare’ Hotel

The Cactus Mare, a new five-star, adults-only hotel, is ready to open its doors in the village of Stalida, on the northern coast of Crete.

Crete’s Olive Green Hotel Among TripAdvisor’s 25 Best in Greece

Crete's Olive Green Hotel is among the 25 best in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels 2019.

TripAdvisor: Crete Among Best Destinations in the World for 2019

Crete is among the five best destinations in the world for 2019, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Αwards for Destinations.

Travelers Give Chania Thumbs Up for Hospitality, Safety

Visitors to Crete give Chania thumbs up for its hospitality, local products and hotels but are not satisfied with the infrastructure and cleanliness, an annual survey reveals.

Rethymno Presented as ‘Smart Choice All Year Round’ at Russia’s MITT 2019 Fair

The town of Rethymno on Crete was presented as a "smart choice" for all-year-round holidays, during the 26th MITT tourism exhibition held recently in Moscow, Russia.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Greece’s G & A Mamidakis Foundation Establishes Art Prize

Committed to promoting Greek culture, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation has announced the establishment of an Art Prize to be bestowed for the first time this year.

Bluegr Hotels & Resorts Partners with Award-winning Chef Yiannis Baxevanis

Bluegr Hotels & Resorts has partnered with award-winning Greek chef Yiannis Baxevanis, who will act as the consultant chef for the brand’s four hotels in Athens and on Crete.

All the More Czech Vacationers Eyeing Crete in 2019

More Czech travelers are set to visit Crete this year, according to data collected by Crete Region authorities at the "Holiday World Praha" travel fair.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

Grekaddict Presents Latest Additions to Gastronomy Activities Portfolio

Aiming to introduce Thessaloniki's gastronomy tourism to the city's visitors, Grekaddict, a marketplace for travel experiences in Greece, has made a number of additions to its portfolio of culinary experiences for travelers.

Crete Among Top 5 Travel Spots for Best Mix of Culture, Relaxation and Fun

Luxury travel specialist Sovereign has included Crete among the world’s top five holiday destinations for those seeking to get the best variety of culture, relaxation and entertainment.

TripAdvisor: ‘Creta Maris’ Among Top Hotels for Families in Greece

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete is among the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

‘The a Hotels’ Announces New Director of Sales at Grand Serai Congress & Spa

'The a Hotels & Resorts' group has appointed Valia Bourbi as the new director of sales of its Grand Serai Congress & Spa, located in Ioannina, Epirus.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.