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.
Despite the economic downturn in the EU and Greece, last year was a good one for the tourism industry. According to the latest report for Euromonitor International, the number of international visitors to the cuntry increased significantly, just as domestic trips displayed grew as well.
Crete’s second biggest city, is probably the most well know and picturesque. Chania, a Minoan settlement known to the Greeks as Kydonia, is famous for it’s Venetian Harbor photogenically. The capital of the provence of the same name, Chania is about as iconic a destination as you can imagine. Surrounded by a host of smaller villages and immeasurable natural beauty, the west of Crete’s gem of tourism deserves every accolade. Here’s a bucket list of things any visitor “must see” before leaving this magical Cretan getaway.
From Travel Daily News we learned today of impressive July numbers for tourists headed top the island of Zakynthos. According to the Hotel Chamber of Greece, arrivals at Zakynthos airport for the month increased by some 18,09%.
The Houdetsi Festival begins Thursday, August 7 and runs until Sunday, August 10, 2014. It features Cretan, Arabic, Bulgarian, Persian, Indian and Swedish folk music.