The summer of 2018 on Crete has been eventful for our team here at Argo. So far we’ve enjoyed the company of superb friends and family, and we’ve shared some of this incredible island’s most beautiful attractions too. For those who’ve visited Crete, here are a few reminders to jog your memory. And for those who’ve never been, these Instagram shares should tweak your adventurous genes.
A day trip from our home in Heraklion to a quaint little touristic village of Kokkinos Pyrgos proves once again the unbelievable discoveries to be found on Greece’s biggest island. Like pulling back successive veils that cover the lovely face of a goddess, exploring Crete is just an amazing experience. Visit with us a tiny deserted touristic gem shining on the Gulf of Mesara.
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Messara in south-central Crete, the Minoan settlement of Kommos may reveal amazing secrets from the Bronze Age. However, as fabulous such new discoveries may be, the intersection of modern touristic products and the island’s heritage are brought into sharp focus today. With untold Minoan Civilization discoveries still unearthed, Crete’s beaches and other touristic offerings represent a real crisis dynamic and a public dilemma. The good news is, a new preservation and public access initiative by Heraklion parliamentarian Nikos Igoumenidis and Greece’s Minister of Culture Lydia Koniordou may pave the way to remedying these cultural points of pain.
Last Friday Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades set the cornerstone of what will become Europe’s biggest casino resort. The Limassol property, City of Dreams Mediterranean, is the most adventurous and expensive investment project of this kind, ever undertaken on Cyprus. Billed as the first fully integrated casino resort on the island, City of Dreams Mediterranean is […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has just signed into law instruments that will greatly improve Russia’s tourism product. These instruments address prices, emergency aid, and setting up a personal liability fund by and for tourism operators. The move is seen as a positive one in lieu of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. According to the news from […]
The European Environment Agency’s annual report on bathing water at European beaches, lakes, and rivers tells us that 95.9 percent of Greek waters are considered excellent for swimming.
Hellenic Breweries of “Atalanti” has won 4 Superior Taste Awards at the International Institute of Higher Taste and Quality (iTQi). The brewery won for the beer premium lager, eza premium pilsener, blue island and eza alcohol-free.
Τhe town of Livadia in Viotia Prefecture, Central Greece has broken the Guinness Book of Records for the longest souvlaki ever cooked. The town famous for its rotisseries has shattered a previous record for meat skewering held by China.
In this article, Argophilia shares a view of Georgiopouli, maybe the most underrated Crete destination of all. Crete is full of surprises, even in the most touristy places.
Situated in ancient Thronos, Aravanes has been a subject for Argophilia several times before. What makes this story different is the fact we stayed over in Thronos during this visit, in order to get a travelers point of view of Aravanes and the surrounds.
There are many treasures into the deep blue of the southern Aegean Sea and you can discover many of them in the Lost City of Atlantis. We’ve rounded up seven diving and snorkeling centers in Santorini that will make you fall in love with the world of the mermaids.
This week the city of Rethymno earned a new distinction in being selected a “European City of Wine” by the wine union RECEVIN. The central Crete coastal city is the first city of Greece, and the only town outside of Italy, of Spain and Portugal to have received the distinction.