Summer vacationing on the Greek isle of Crete is in full swing for thousands of sun and fun seekers. So, in the spirit of Cretan hospitality (Filoxenia) Lato Boutique Hotel* is giving away a luxurious weekend in Heraklion.
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Six Unforgettable Crete Restaurants
Crete offers a diverse culinary trip for travelers, even though the island’s traditional cuisine is the marque attraction for foodies. While the Mediterranean diet is well known and as healthy as advertised, the Cretan take on healthy eating is actually the oldest and most time honored. Ancient as this cooking tradition is though, fine eateries around the island offer unique twists on age old recipes. Here’s a sampling of superb restaurants of a kind.
Greece PM Certifies €500 Million Yearly for Tourism Growth
Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras has announced Greece will invest €500 million euru in tourism infrastructure per year over the next six years. Last month, at the 22nd annual general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Samaras outlined the funds from the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), as well as private sector investment.
Picture of the Week: Falasarna
Falasarna (Φαλάσαρνα), an ancient harbor dating from circa 333 BC, is today an agricultural area, known for its olive groves and greenhouses cultivating tomatoes, but also for its secluded, peaceful beaches. Falasarna is interesting from an archaeological standpoint as well: there are several areas where excavations are currently ongoing, revealing important structures from the Hellenistic […]
Best Easter Offers and Hotel Deals in Eastern Europe
If you are planning a vacation in the part of the world next week, here are some of the best hotel deals available in some of the most popular Eastern and Central European destinations.
SWISS Ramps Up Summer Flight Schedule
Zurich based SWISS is making major modifications to their European and intercontinental schedules for the 2014 summer period. According to the airline Palermo and Thessaloniki will be added to the network, while Geneva will also see new services to Corfu and Heraklion in Greece. The provider also announced service from Basel will also be expanded with seasonal flights to Ibiza, Olbiaand Palma de Mallorca.
Crete Week One: Defining “Filoxenia”
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.
Crete Summit Highlights Business Potential
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.
Winning Sailing Attitudes Lead to Winning the Crete Union Cup
The land of the fabled Minoans was the scene last month of the first Crete Union Cup Regatta sailing event ever organized. Organized as a celebration of the centennial unification of Crete with mainland Greece and with the support of several Crete´s yachting clubs, the Region of Crete, the Hellenic Sailing Federation, and many local sponsors, […]
Exclusive: Cretan Union Cup Regatta Sails
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.
Must See in Crete This October: First Ever Cretan Union Cup Sailing Regatta
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 […]
Ten Summer “Gems” on Crete
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.
Five Superb Hotels for Your Crete Getaway
If Winter weather has you ready for fun in the sun what better value is there than Crete? The land of the Minoans is possessed not only of one of the world’s healthiest climates, but aquamarine seas and cultural events, ancient history, and best of all the friendliest people anywhere. Add in some luxury treatment and the best seaside values one can imagine, and you have a vacation option fit for any fantasy getaway notion.