News from the budget airline “Victory” (Pobeda by Aeroflot) tell of coming flights operating between Kutaisi in Georgia and Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia. Beginning in September, the airline intends starting regular flights via five Russian airlines.
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.
Since 1914 the city of Rethymno, in North-Central Crete, has celebrated a magnificent festive event, the Carnival of Rethymno. This year, as in the past, the town folk will present; parties, masquerades, traditional dancing and music, theater performances, parades, and many other events.
Information from Biletix this week reveals the two most popular and romantic destinations for Russian lovers this year are Sochi and Barcelona.
Following a very successful year for Kos airport, marked by a 20.7% increase in passenger traffic and an overall number of 2.3 million passengers, Fraport Greece is now implementing major upgrades to the facilities there.
Archaeologists have made a stunning discovery of interest to beer lovers. News that wine was not the first choice of the ancient Greeks during the Bronze Age may set archaeologists to searching for the beer god.
In news from Skopje, Macedonia’s left-wing government renames Alexander the Great Airport to Skopje International in order to quell tensions with Greece.
In tourism news from the Caucasus, the number of international travellers visiting Georgia increased by 23 per cent in January compared with the same month last year, according to the head of the Georgian National Tourism Agency, Giorgi Chogovadze.
Budapest Airport has opened a new VIP service which offers exclusivity, relaxation, comfort and the personal touch, and more.
News bits from Greece, electronic tickets to Greek archaeological sites are to be issued starting after May 2018, and the Athens Festival kicks off.