Rental Center Crete has released an infographic that should serve as a guide to the best beaches on the island. Inspiredly titled “Smart Guide to the Beaches of Crete,” the infographic features 16 of the most famous spots in the sun on the Cretan coasts.
If you fantasize of a virtually untouched Cycladic paradise, one of Greece’s most beautiful and authentic destinations awaits you. Serifos Island, the legendary island of the Medusa is just a short ferry ride from bustling Athens, but Greece’s best-kept secret may as well be lightyears removed.
In news from Crete, the development of a former U.S. military base in Gournes near Heraklion is set to roll out. Investors in what will be a project similar to the Elliniko state sell-off fund TAIPED for the Athens airport are ready to invest hundreds of millions in the project.
Thessaloniki’s hotel sector is attracting Israeli investors interested in real estate in the region. The latest development from investors, a four-star hotel in coastal Katerini (Pieria prefecture), is owned and operated by the Pavlidis family.
Dr. Per Ahlberg and a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have identified fossilized humanoid footprints in a small area near Trachilos, Crete. Fossil footprints in a track laid down almost 6 million years ago suggest a humanoid or previously unknown primate presence on the Aegean island. The scientists say the animal or ancient human responsible for the prints was probably claw-less and bipedal, walked on the soles of its feet, and had other hominin-like characteristics.
Greek Archaeologists have unearthed a mind-boggling discovery at the Episkopi excavation site in the island of Sikinos. Archaeologists discovered an ancient unlooted tomb of a prominent woman adorned with unbelievable treasures and jewelry, according to news from the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
On Crete, the choice of accommodations is as diverse as anywhere in Europe. One thing that differentiates Greece’s biggest island though is the amazing choice of best stays here for the asking. With alternative touristic delight in mind, here’s a selection of five of the most interesting properties we’ve found so far.
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.
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.