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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.

German-speaking Travelers Picking Crete, Rhodes in 2019

Rhodes and Crete appear to be among the leading destinations of choice for the German-speaking market in 2019, according to travel services provider HolidayCheck.

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.

ASTA Athens 2018 Meet Aims to Boost US Arrivals to Greece

The organizers of the ASTA Destination Expo 2018 are aiming via the conference to increase the number of US holidaymakers to Greece by 30 percent.

ASTA Destination Expo 2018 Expected to Double US Travel to Greece

The ASTA Destination Expo, to be held in Athens during April 2018, is expected to double inbound tourism from the United States to Greece.

Local Products, Art, Music to be Featured in 6th Cretan Diet Festival

The city of Rethymno on Crete will host the 6th Cretan Diet Festival and feature the island's most popular products such as wine and olive oil.

Rethymno’s Pepi Boutique Hotel Set for Summer

Known for its true Cretan hospitality, Pepi Boutique Hotel in Rethymno, is ready to welcome its first summer guests after a series of upgrades and renovations.

Next Stop Rethymno for fedHatta’s ‘Dodeka’ Promo

The town of Rethymno, on the island of Crete, was selected as part of the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies (fedHATTA) “Dodeka” promotional program this month.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Escaping to Crete… with ‘Le Figaro’

From the wild terrain of Sfakia and the deep blue Lybian Sea to the footpaths of Chania, the Monastery of St John and the turquoise waters of the Balos Lagoon, Le Figaro journalist Maud Vidal-Naquet collected plenty of travel tid-bits to lure visitors to the Greek island of Crete.

Let the Carnival Begin… in Rethymno Crete

It’s carnival time on Crete, with the annual Rethymno Carnival in full swing as cheerful masqueraders roam the footpaths and alleys of the Venetian port city.

Fall For Crete: Visit Greece’s Campaign For A Special Autumn Getaway – Video

"Visiting Crete in autumn can turn into a special holiday experience," Visit Greece, the official tourism web site for Greece, informs travelers through its #fallforcrete campaign.

Greek Cocktails Made With Cretan Ingredients Impress Exhibition Visitors

Top Greek bartenders from Athens and Crete recently got together in Rethymno at the 3rd Cretan Diet Festival and introduced a series of new cocktail recipes based on Cretan products.

Summer 2014: Greece Tops Mediterranean Destinations

Six Greek destinations are among the most favorite Mediterranean spots this summer, according to hotel comparison website Trivago.
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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.
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Santorini: The Mediterranean’s Most Popular Destination

Santorini leads the list of the 20 most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, according to online booking company Trivago.

Blue Flags For 421 Greek Beaches

Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 41 countries, according to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Spain is in first place.

Crete in for a Bleak Tourism Season

The international economic crisis is expected to cause a 25 to 40 percent drop in tourism traffic to Rethymno, Crete, as countries such as the U.K. and Germany are shying away to cheaper non-euro destinations, say the island's tour operators.