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.
In news from Chania, regional authorities met last week with Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell to discuss ways to attract companies to the region. At the to discuss expanding the horizons for Chania’s “Daskaloyiannis” airport, concerns were expressed about Ryanair’s decision to scrap its base in Chania. Underneath the positive news though, stakeholders in Crete worry the German company may be mucking up any shot at off-season tourism wins.
We finally took the opportunity to drive to one of Crete’s most fascinating places this week. The Lasithi Plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece is famous today for the thousands of windmills that once irrigated the fertile soils of the plateau.
Crete has been experiencing a wretched sandstorm since about 4 pm today and the air is already unbreathable. But the images are breathtaking. Using no filters, these are the island sceneries of the day.
On Wednesday March 14th, Greece was honored as the top destination with the best beaches in Europe, by ITE Group, the organizer of the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) 2018 Moscow.
News from the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) informs us of approval for the very first diving park to in Crete being given the green light by officials. According to the news the part, which includes shipwrecks and 38 artificial reefs, has been approved by the Chania region’s Environment and Spatial Planning Committee.
Heraklion attractions from an Instagram point of view, a selection of the city’s most photogenic spots. Instagram opportunities made for phone toting tourists.
According to a new scientific study, Athens will be the worst hit of all European capitals where future droughts and heatwaves are concerned. Researchers at Newcastle University sourced all the available climate models (based on three scenarios) in order to predict how weather patterns will evolve for some 571 European cities between 2050 and 2100.
A recent workshop dedicated to featuring investment opportunities, “The development of thermal springs in Greece” presented somewhat atypical opportunities to potential investors.
In a recent Athens meet-up decision makers discussed the further promotion, maintenance, and protection of the great cultural heritage of Crete’s Lassithi Plateau. The focus of the meeting was on Dictaean Cave, as well as other prominent Lassithi cultural sites, and a coming visit by the Minister of Culture of Greece to Crete.
Coming June 4th, the global shipping exhibition Posidonia 2018 promises to be the largest event of its kind ever. According to organizers, as of this week a record number of participants have already signed up to take part. Already 90 percent of its exhibition space has been leased, and there are still over three months left until the Athens event opening.
A story from ancient Karfi, a story of how the last Minoans may have lived and believed. Karfi was the last stronghold of a magnificent culture destroyed by the gods.