Greece has always been on of the most popular holiday destinations on our planet. This fact certainly helps the country, even amidst many the current crisis situation. However mass media coverage of the refugee situation has discouraged Greek tourism, in more ways than one, as no one wants to spend a holiday in the middle of upheaval. Despite all the tragedy and distraction though, there is actually no better time to visit Greece. Here are some facts that many mainstream media outlets do not take note of.
The Interrail Greek Island Pass is a product of the train services of Greece in cooperation with the Attica Group ferries, which gives tourists of this wonderful country the chance to travel via ferry to 27 Greek islands, and many more using the 30% discount on other islands in the Aegean sea. This allows travelers to cheaply access the beautiful Greek isles at respectable prices.
In 2015, Russian tourists spent some €30 million euros in the duty free shops at the airports of Greece. According to a report the General Director of the Greek Hellenic Duty Free Shops, George Velentzas went on to project an even better year this year.
Running all this week on, Tour of Crete is a six stage cycling event that covers some 600 kilometers of some of the most beautiful and rugged landscape in Europe. The trek which began last Sunday will culminate this Friday in Heraklion.
Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of their second hotel in Greece. Located on the northern seaside of the largest and mythical Greek island, Crete, the Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete is a picturesque getaway and a true oasis on the Emerald Bay of Milatos.
According to reports from the Russian Union of Travel, Greece may be dropping the ball where plane loads of Russian tourists headed on May vacations are concerned. News from Interfax-Tourism suggests more than 10,000 visa applications have yet to be approved.
A new selection of Greek luxury villas is now being offered by EuropeToo, a member of the IsramWorld portfolio. Visitors to the Greek islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Paros may now enjoy a wider range of luxurious accommodations for the upcoming tourism season.
According to news from the Bank of Greece, receipts from travel in January decreased by 4.7% year on year, corresponding to a decline in arrivals of 7.8%. Currently Greece’s deficit is at €742 million, up some €461 million euro from the same time last year. The news comes at the worst possible time as economic and political pressures mount in the region.
According to news from Minoan Group, the resort development project is a step closer to getting approval for building on the Cavo Sidero peninsula. After several years of red tape dealings, the Chairman of Minoan says signatures for a needed presidential decree may be forthcoming. Stocks in the company surged on the news.
Ariana Hendrix, content editor for Stay.com, shares her impressions of Athens off season. See what she discovered in this ancient city, and learn what’s interesting to see when you don’t have to face masses of tourists.
Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion is offering a special invitation for guests to join a membership program with extra special perks.
It’s that time of the year again, time to celebrate Christmas and to welcome the New Year in style. So why don’t you celebrate at Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion if you are on Crete? The hotel annouced great discounted room rates this season, authentic Cretan hospitality, quality services, functional comfort and the best festive […]
AEGEAN airlines has announced the company’s summer network for 2015 at a press conference attended by Greece’s Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogiani (as below from Heraklion), and Crete’s Governor, Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis .
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The health and longevity Cretan’s are notorious for, it’s in large part due to the ideal climate and atmosphere of that island, true. However laid back and ideal Crete may be though, it’s certain the Cretan diet plays a huge role in making Zorba’s island one of the healthiest on Earth. For those who intend to visit the land of the Minoans, here’s some wonderful food and wine tours to put on your bucket list.