In a recent Trivago survey, Athens reached the pinnacle of this year’s preferred Easter destinations for foreigners. The Trivago report also revealed the Greek capital as the cheapest European capital city to visit.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has partnered with Word Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2014 in an effort to boost tourism this year. The collaboration is expected to drive some 18 million tourists to Greece this year.
Ryanair has launched another direct route to Crete from the UK. Announced on Tuesday, the Bournemouth Airport flights to Chania in Crete will be a big boom for UK tourists and the Greek Island’s tourism industry as well.
Coming to Greece in September, Lady Gaga’s 2014 world tour, “ArtRave: The Artpop Ball,” should thrill all Athens if her past performances worldwide mean anything. America’s top pop artist, Gaga is one of the world’s most talented singers and songwriters.
Among the airlines now flying from different destinations to Heraklion we count Belavia, ICAR, TAROM, low cost carrier Germanwings, and Swiss International Air Lines.
The White Mountains of Crete (Lefka Ori) are a spectacle to behold. The white capped limestone peaks offer the most dramatic backdrop for an Island so famous for seaside pleasures and ancient seafaring. In fact, the spectacle of sheer cliffs rising into the clouds is almost as awe inspiring as the pristine beaches and aquamarine waters of the Cretan and Libyan Seas that surround Crete.
Three days ago we drove up the coast road of Crete from Heraklion, Crete to the port of Chania. Four days ago this old Florida Boy thought he knew how an orange is supposed to taste. Today life just tastes better in an oft disappointing world.
News last week from Grace Hotels revealed still more Greece developmental planning. The hotel group announced the intention to start a hotel and villa property in the Peloponnese near Kalamata.
Coming next week to Heraklion, a two day free seminar organized by the Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning starts March 13th. Designed to help inform entrepreneurs in Greece to kick-start business, the seminar covers investment, risks, and opportunities, among other topics.
Privatization of Greece’s Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) is set to get underway this week, as state sell-off fund TAIPED reports of the large stake sale of interest in OLP. The tender process having been approved, investors will have 45 days to express interest.
Lato Boutique Hotel, a four star property overlooking the beautiful harbor of Heraklion in Crete, has recently celebrated its third award won in 2013. A Lonely Planet top recommended hotel, winner of a leading Boutique hotel in Greece award, and a TripAdvisor excellence certificate holder, the hotel is now also a winner of the Top […]
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Lixourion, Greece today with light to moderate to strong ground shake effects.