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New Campaign Invites Travelers to Experience Crete during Winter

The Region of Crete has launched a new online campaign, aiming to promote the island's authentic winter experiences and tourism offerings.

Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

Ministry: Upgrading Greece’s Tourism Training and Education a Priority

The upgrading of the training and education offered to Greek tour guides is among the Tourism Ministry's top priorities.

Crete to Host 20th FEG European Tourist Guides Meeting

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, during November 20-25, will hold the 20th European Tourist Guides Meeting in Heraklion on Crete.

Wanderlust Greece Explores Crete – Video

Wanderlust Greece, the digital travel campaign of Marketing Greece, reveals all the reasons why travelers should add Crete to their vacation bucket list.

Ierapetra Tourism Festival Set for Action on September 3

The 3rd Ierapetra Tourism Festival kicks off this Sunday, on Crete, with a series of events in the run up to World Tourism Day on September 27.

‘BlueFest Crete18’ Festival Promotes Art, Music, Theater

A number of cultural events - focusing on art, theater, music, and cinema - were held during the" blueFest Crete18", which was recently held in Agios Nikolaos on Crete.

Crete Region Teams Up with German Minister for Tourism Promotion

In efforts to increase inbound tourism from Germany, the Region of Crete announced that it would be hosting the German-Greek Assembly (DGV) in November.

‘BlueFest Crete18’ Festival to Feature Greek Heritage and Art

The G & A Mamidakis Foundation is organizing the "blueFest Crete18", a three-day festival to take place from June 30 to July 2 in Agios Nikolaos on Crete.

‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

Greece to See Over 20% Rise in Arrivals from Lebanon in 2018

Greece in 2018 is expected to see tourist arrivals from Lebanon increase by more than 20%, according to the conclusions from the 3rd Greek Tourism Workshop held in Beirut.

Crete’s Spinalonga Site Secures EU Funding for Restoration Works

The Region of Crete has managed to secure EU funds for the third phase of works on the archaeological site of the small island of Spinalonga.

Crete Region, SETE Team Up to Boost Greek Tourism Presence in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is collaborating with the Region of Crete and will be holding its promotional and networking activities at the Region's office in Brussels.

Infrastructure Key to Attracting Winter Tourism to Crete

Ways to strengthen tourism flows to Crete in the winter months were the focus of a day event recently organized by the island’s trade associations in Rethymno.

Crete to Present Alternative Tourism Forms at ‘f.re.e 2018’ Travel Fair in Munich

The Region of Crete will promote its alternative tourism forms at the “f.re.e 2018” travel and leisure fair in Munich, during February 21-25.

Le Figaro Highlights Greece as Four-season Destination

French newspaper Le Figaro recently featured Greece as a four-season destination and also highlighted the country's tourism sector as "fast growing" for the Greek economy.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Crete Region Tourism Campaign Travels to NY, Helsinki, Düsseldorf

Aiming to promote Crete as a leading tourism destination, regional authorities participated in tourism exhibitions in New York, Helsinki and Düsseldorf.

Crete Region Taps into Mitsotakis Foundation Funds for Nature Preservation

The Region of Crete aims to tap into and double funds from the Konstantinos K. Mitsotakis Foundation in order to preserve and promote the island's natural offerings.