Two days of amazing Cretan wine comes to Chania with the OiNotika Cretan wine fair, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of February.
Last month in Rethymno Grecotel Creta Pallas hosted the “World Olive Day: Expanding Olive Oil Tourism in Crete,” to bring more olive lovers and businesses to the island.
Chania’s Domus Renier Boutique Hotel has just been awarded Europe’s Best Historic Hotel by Historic Hotels Worldwide for 2018.
Divers have discovered a new underwater cave while exploring near
Spathas, a little over 20km west of the port city of Chania.
Travelers who fly with Aegean Airlines can now earn award miles and free nights because of a partnership with 6 hotels and resorts in Chania.
Since moving here to Crete I’ve had the distinct feeling that Poseidon has been watching over our little family. This weekend the god of the oceans gently guided us to join the crew of a fantastic boat tour company, appropriately named, “Seaking Adventures.” Here’s our ship’s log of our journey to fantastic Thodorou Island off Platanias.
Coming up Sunday the 23rd and Monday the 24th of September, the Municipality of Platanias, under the auspices of the Region of Crete, will present the 8th Annual Festival “Tourism, Land, and Culture.”
The Ancient Theatre of Aptera resonated this summer with words and sounds from antiquity when actors and musicians took to the stage. Opened back in 2016 after partial excavations were completed, the theater welcomed an audience for the first time in seventeen centuries. This past June the theater came alive once again with a dramatized narration […]
In news from Chania, regional authorities met last week with Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell to discuss ways to attract companies to the region. At the to discuss expanding the horizons for Chania’s “Daskaloyiannis” airport, concerns were expressed about Ryanair’s decision to scrap its base in Chania. Underneath the positive news though, stakeholders in Crete worry the German company may be mucking up any shot at off-season tourism wins.
Here on Crete Spring brings with it the traditions of Easter and its spiritual magic. The island proclaims the rebirth of bright dreams and the jubilance of paradise under the Aegean sun. Argo loves to show off Crete. It’s truly like no other place on Earth. So without further superfluity, here’s a selection of photographs for your mental album.
The tourism season is about to kick off here on the magical island paradise of Crete. Starting in late March people who have been subjected to months and months of dreary, cold, and wet weather will jet off to guess where? This is the island of Zeus, the Minotaur, and thousands of miles of beaches. Here’s a selection of amatuer GoPro videos that preview for you the reasons Crete is one of the world’s top tourism destinations.
Crete holds so many secrets safe-and-sound still. Our journeys here began in 2014 on an extended vacation visit. And as a friend who’s a Cretan once told me, “During my lifetime here I’ve searched something new each week, and I’ve still not discovered it all.” After having lived here some months I am convinced too, that […]
In news from Greece, last season saw a big dive in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016. Reports blame the drop in visits on political instability and geopolitical developments in surrounding destinations of the eastern Mediterranean region.
Porto Platanias Beach Resort, one of the Crete’s most popular 5-star resorts, has added a German inspired spa facet to its deluxe offering. The integrated Sparkling Spa combines signature treatments (divine bath, deep relaxing massage, sparkling mom and other), with water treatments, facial treatments and energizing treatments, massage and etc.
This morning I was reading a report on Ekathimerini about relative hotel stay value in Greece, when I recalled a personal “economic parallax” we ran into last year. While generalizations and statistics can help travelers to narrow their holiday choices, it pays to dig deeper than the media “suggestion box” if you want real deals. Here’s a look at the Ekathimerini comparative, in contrast with what a simple Airbnb hunt can provide.