Crete, the largest island in Greece and the fifth in Mediterranean Sea, is also the most fascinating one. With a remarkable history which the traveler can admire all over the island, from the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortress of Rethymo, Crete is renowned for its natural beauty, diverse landscape and fertile valleys and rich gastronomic culture. Crete simply has it all!
Ohi Day (also spelled Ochi Day or Oxi Day in Greek) commemorates each year the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940.
Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY), the low cost Irish airline, selected the Cretan pearl Chania to shoot its 2014 charity calendar. The company thanked the Cretan people, and the tourist boards, for the welcome. Ryanair’s cabin crew have raised over €600,000 for charity through calendar sales since 2008, and its calendars were sold […]
Our coverage of the first ever Cretan Union Cup Regatta begins as the participating captains sail out from Chania Harbor to line up for the race start.
On December 1, 2013, Crete celebrates 100 years since the raising of the Greek flag at the fort of Firka, which mark the union of the Island with Greece. The locals marked the centenary with various cultural and artistic events, all throughout the year, and continue to celebrate enthusiastically till the end of 2013, with […]
An interesting cross-border collaborative effort in between Crete and Cyprus is being held in the city of Rethymno on Crete Oct. 1. An all important workshop to “Promoting marketing of oil” will see formulators, mills, merchants and producers discuss how best to collectively upgrade their products. Organized by SEDIK, the Region of Crete and the […]
Bulgaria and Greece have now a new border pass at Makaza, a place located at about 20 kilometres north of Greece’s Aegean coastline. This served as a border point in the past, but it stopped being operational 68 years ago. The Ruse-Makaza road links Romania and Greece through Central Bulgaria and it is part of […]
As Summer draws to a close in the Mediterranean Crete affords a special opportunity for last minute vacation memories. The land of the ancient Minoans is as unique as those distant ancestors were culturally, and as magnificent an adventure as any place in Europe.
Demetria Festival, the annual art and culture festival held in Thessaloniki, Greece, will soon launch and has an impressive number of events prepared for locals and visitors from all over the world. Between September 26th and October 24th, various locations will host many events that will enchant you! Dance, art, galleries, movies, children dedicated events […]
With Elatos Resort, Aria has now three hotels and a small collection of island villas, at several locations, including the Kimolos in the Cyclades, Chania in Crete, and on the island of Serifos.
Coming this month Greece’s largest contemporary art fair, Art Athina will welcome almost 20,000 professionals to Athens. The art fair will be held this year at the storefront Faliro Pavilion, one of the busiest and most picturesque spots in the city.
As we thread our way down the sheer cliffs en route from Pollonia to Kypos on the first leg of our excursion to legendary Kleftiko, we see a boat lying at anchor. This must be the place! The Delfinia (Dolphin) will sail us southwest along Milos’ rugged coastline, about an hour’s sail from Kypos, to this one-time pirates’ lair.