A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The olive tree is one of the most revered plants in the Mediterranean basin and has significant symbolistic in Greek mythology. As the symbol of the goddess Athena, the plant was revered in ancient Greece and it still bears importance today as the source of the oil that plays such an important role in the […]
Wednesday, January 16th, Santo Wines collective will conduct an exclusive wine tasting event presenting prestigious wines from Santorini.
Coming up in Heraklion, April 5th through 17th, 2019, the British School at Athens will offer the Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery Course, a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the field of archeology.
Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, one of Santorini’s most successful luxury hotels, has just unveiled a new corporate identity and logo designed to brand its authentic hospitality philosophy. Part of the Metaxas Group of Companies, the award-winning property aims to redefine the luxury experience.
“A Trip to Crete” is a rare film from France from the 1950’s, a short that took the French filmmakers to various landscapes across the island. The French-language film is a window onto the beaches, mountains, villages, mills, and agricultural scenes (harvest grain and melons) during a simpler time. Crete during the 1950s was a […]
The island of Crete experienced a stellar tourism season for 2018 with roughly €5 billion euro being spent from January through October, according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Overall, Greece saw travel receipts exceed €15.6 billion, which is an increase of 9.9%, compared to the same period of 2017 and is primarily due […]
The 1st Annual Archanes Table Tennis School Tournament took place over two days this week. The event, organized by the Archanes Athletic Club Giouchtas 2010, featured young competitors vying for the champion status at the inaugural event, as well as European champions of table tennis. Organized for the purpose of disseminating the good sportsmanship and excellence for the promotion of Olympic Table Tennis, the tournament was sponsored by the Region of Crete and leading local businesses to afford local children an unforgettable experience.
This week the fourth stakeholders’ meeting of the BRANDTour project addressed further actions and good practices for propelling experiential tourism on Crete.
Bad news for Greek property owners intent on squelching on Airbnb revenue taxes. Authorities are proceeding with pre-announced cross-inspections in efforts to ferret out tax-evading property owners leasing out their accommodations. In the latest news Greek tax men will use “search robots” deployed by the revenue authority. The move may put an end to the Airbnb bonanza that has supported thousands through tough times in Greece.
Greece’s winter destinations like Ioannina and the Epirus region, Pelion and Drama are all set to welcome a rush of Greece’s holiday travelers. Tourism experts foresee record visits and the corresponding hotel capacity.
One of Crete’s most successful beachside developments tells of the expansion of SeaScape Luxury Residences at Agia Pelagia. The new development by Heraklion businessman Dimitris Markakis was warmly received by travelers headed to one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, so the announcement of this new expansion comes as no real surprise. Agia Pelagia is a former fishing village transformed into a beach lover’s Mecca over the past few years because of its special geography. SeaScape’s second phase aims to complete a harmonious enclave in a very special tourist community.