Greece’s tourism revenues for 2016 slumped below those of 2015 and 2014 according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Traveler spending dropped by double digits, which accounted for the losses even amidst stellar tourist arrivals.
New archaeological evidence suggests that the capital of Minoan Civilization of Knossos was far larger and more impacting than experts believed. The ancient Aegean city, it had been found, actually recovered from the geo-social cataclysm that occurred after the eruption of Thera (Santorini).
For visitors to Greece during this Christmas season, the religious feast of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) is celebrated each year as pilgrims travel to Naxos for St. Nicholas in the village of Kynidaro, and to the old the chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Faros.
According to the Leisure Travel Monitor, 2016 has been a banner year for Greek tourism. The German based analysts GfK measured the first eight months of 2016 Greek overseas visitors to the tune of more than 17.2 million compared with 17 million over the same period in 2015.
Two days of the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo in Athens delivered their business promise to those who attended, and to those of us presenting. Friends and colleagues, old and new, were ready to embark along their separate paths, but for us exploring the streets of Plaka, and listening to the echoes of eternity, the message was in […]
According to Anna Rufo, head of display sales at TripAdvisor, more people now use the world famous review site to book their vacations to Greece, than ever.
The first increment of a reflection on a five-day business excursion to the masterpiece, the legend, the reality of one of the oldest cities on Earth, wonderful Athens, Greece. Here’s what business is like in Greece’s capital.
The brand new Olive Green Hotel has just opened in Heraklion, Crete.
If there ever were a more rigorous, dangerous, and demanding profession, the role of a cosmonaut is surely mission critical. News this week Russian ISS crewmembers Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka are ending 172 days in space on Crete, it says a lot about the healing powers of our favorite island.
Crete is an ecotourism wonderland of surprising majesty, and the paradise Greek isle is also home to come of Europe’s best agro-ecotouristic retreats. Here’s a pristine selection of three.
Argo Travel News has done dozens of reports on the touristic value of Crete, our staff and affiliates love the island just that much. However, we have yet to do a roundup of the best all around resorts set on this majestic paradise. Here’s a the short bucket list of luxury and even economical vacation wonders, in the land where the Minoans once ruled.
Yuri Malenchenko (54) is at the new Cretan resort Anemos Luxury Grand Resort recouping from 6 months aboard the international space station, according to the news from Chania province.