Next Month: The 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Maleme tree

Coming next month, one of the most momentous and notorious events in Crete history is celebrated. May 20th, 1941, the skies over this ancient island darkened with the parachutes of thousands of Nazi paratroopers in what was one of the largest airborne invasions in history. The Battle of Crete saw the Third Reich victorious, but not without massive resistance from Cretans and British soldiers stationed there.

Grotto Homes: Romance the Cretan Way

VanGos Tsourlakis - Courtesy Jay Thomas photography

On Crete the idea of out-of-the-way places takes on new dimensions. The countryside is as pristine and wild as you can imagine. The effect of this wildness, meeting the cities by the sea, leaves visitors spellbound in a sort of landscape awe. At the civilized heart of rural Crete, a tapestry of villages dot the island like tiny gems. It is in just such a tiny town, literally hidden from view, where you will find the most romantic stay at Grotto Homes.

Crete Week Two: At the Top of the World

Tunnel above a deep gorge - via the author

The White Mountains of Crete (Lefka Ori) are a spectacle to behold. The white capped limestone peaks offer the most dramatic backdrop for an Island so famous for seaside pleasures and ancient seafaring. In fact, the spectacle of sheer cliffs rising into the clouds is almost as awe inspiring as the pristine beaches and aquamarine waters of the Cretan and Libyan Seas that surround Crete.

Crete Summit Highlights Business Potential

Moon rise over Crete

Coming next week to Heraklion, a two day free seminar organized by the Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning starts March 13th. Designed to help inform entrepreneurs in Greece to kick-start business, the seminar covers investment, risks, and opportunities, among other topics.

Greece’s Piraeus Port Authority Privatization Approved


Privatization of Greece’s Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) is set to get underway this week, as state sell-off fund TAIPED reports of the large stake sale of interest in OLP. The tender process having been approved, investors will have 45 days to express interest.

Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion Wins Award

Lato Boutique Hotel Award.

Lato Boutique Hotel, a four star property overlooking the beautiful harbor of Heraklion in Crete, has recently celebrated its third award won in 2013. A Lonely Planet top recommended hotel, winner of a leading Boutique hotel in Greece award, and a TripAdvisor excellence certificate holder, the hotel is now also a winner of the Top […]