The health and longevity Cretan’s are notorious for, it’s in large part due to the ideal climate and atmosphere of that island, true. However laid back and ideal Crete may be though, it’s certain the Cretan diet plays a huge role in making Zorba’s island one of the healthiest on Earth. For those who intend to visit the land of the Minoans, here’s some wonderful food and wine tours to put on your bucket list.
British Airways has just announced an all new Gatwick to Heraklion route for Summer 2015. What was a destination dominated by Aegean Air, has already seen budget carrier Ryanair encroach with flights to Chania. No it appears Brits will have even more choice where airfares and departures are concerned.
Friday, AEGEAN announced their winter flight schedule beginning with further international flight growth. According to the news from the Greek airline direct flights from Athens to Cairo will be re instituted.
Last year Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made an unusual promise, to let free WiFi prevail all across Greece by this year. Now, according to the latest reports, come November the dream (some said fantasy) will be realized.
In part two of mine and my friend Diana Abu-Zuaiter’s adventures in Crete takes us to the west of the island and some more luxury, and sandy beach immersion. On this leg we visted Rethymno and Chania from our Cretan home, Mythos Palace Resort & Spa. Come Experience the magic only Crete offers girl tourists seeking solitude and suntans.
Coming in early Winter to Athens, this year’s Digi.travel conference promises keen focus for industry experts tuned to the trends and tech that will power hospitality in the year to come. Organized by the experts at Travel Media Applications, international speakers and attendees will converge on Greece’s capital to learn, brainstorm, and connect on travel business trends.
A recent getaway to the island paradise of Crete proved to my friend Diana Abu-Zuaiter and I once and for all, always expect the unexpected, especially on Mediterranean gems. Crete, unlike another other place either of us have visited, made good on its reputation for hospitality instantly.
Starting tomorrow, September 25th, “World Tourism Day” comes to Heraklion in Crete. Organized by the Region of Crete, the event will open at St. Catherine’s Square with a sanctification by the Archbishop of Crete Reverend Mr Irenaeus.
Last Wednesday at the port in Heraklion, Crete Eurovision talent Eleftheria Eleftheriu and a host of other performers helped celebrate 20 years of radio Super 904.
Axos is as picturesque a drive as you’ll experience anywhere on the island. Don’t miss the Feast of the Holy Cross in September.
Every year, toward the end of summer, the local villages around Crete celebrate a variety of festive occasions. In the Rethymno area, the tiny village of Garazo is not exception, locals and visitors each year celebrate a wonderful Citrus Festival there. Organized by the Cultural Association of Garazo, participants were treated to our island’s best traditional citrus recipes and more there last weekend.
News Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is interested in Crete as a touristic development bears mixed blessings. The prince, who’s transformed every place he’s invested in quite literally, says he wants to develop the island of Dia, just off Heraklion. But Crete is a special case study in protected antiquity, and Dia may hold secretes the Greeks don”t want destroyed by overzealous development.