Last Friday Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades set the cornerstone of what will become Europe’s biggest casino resort. The Limassol property, City of Dreams Mediterranean, is the most adventurous and expensive investment project of this kind, ever undertaken on Cyprus. Billed as the first fully integrated casino resort on the island, City of Dreams Mediterranean is […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has just signed into law instruments that will greatly improve Russia’s tourism product. These instruments address prices, emergency aid, and setting up a personal liability fund by and for tourism operators. The move is seen as a positive one in lieu of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. According to the news from […]
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.
Τhe town of Livadia in Viotia Prefecture, Central Greece has broken the Guinness Book of Records for the longest souvlaki ever cooked. The town famous for its rotisseries has shattered a previous record for meat skewering held by China.
In this article, Argophilia shares a view of Georgiopouli, maybe the most underrated Crete destination of all. Crete is full of surprises, even in the most touristy places.
Situated in ancient Thronos, Aravanes has been a subject for Argophilia several times before. What makes this story different is the fact we stayed over in Thronos during this visit, in order to get a travelers point of view of Aravanes and the surrounds.
There are many treasures into the deep blue of the southern Aegean Sea and you can discover many of them in the Lost City of Atlantis. We’ve rounded up seven diving and snorkeling centers in Santorini that will make you fall in love with the world of the mermaids.
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.