In news from the Crete hotel scene, a new Wyndham Grand Hotel will open in the summer of 2019. Wyndham will use the offseason to renovate the fabulous Mirabello Beach & Village Hotel in Agios Nikolaos.
Five Crete Postcard Vacation Stays for 2018
Just last week I was driving the family back to Heraklion from a visit to Melidoni Cave in Rethymno Prefecture when I realized that we live inside a picture postcard here on Crete. The word “fabulous” does not begin to describe the beauty of this place and its people. And for vacationers looking for that ideal “bucket list” destination.
Apollonia Beach Resort a Top TUI Vegan Destination
Apollonia Beach Resort, one of Crete’s most stunning spa hotels, was recently named among the 10 most popular vegan destination, according to a recent report at blog.tui.com.
Thomas Cook Adds 145 Staff for Popular Destinations Like Crete
Thomas Cook is looking for staff to work for the 2018 season in its International Management Team. In total, the tour operator seeks to hire 145 people, fluent in English and German, for popular tourist destinations, including Crete.
A Top Ten of Crete Stays from TripAdvisor
With hundreds of choices as to where to stay on Crete, one of the best ways to choose is to read and compare reviews before booking. Given the swath of worldwide hotels reviewed by TripAdvisor, we thought we’d save readers and potential travelers a bit of time sorting things out for themselves.
New Crete Five-Star Resort Opens in April
A new five-star hotel and resort is set to open in April at Hersonissos on Crete. The all-new Abaton Island Resort & Spa will offer 152 rooms, 71 of which have private pools.
Five More European Stay Recommendations
Over the last decade, our team has had the exquisite opportunity to stay at some of Europe’s most hospitable and beautiful hotels. Before the vacation season for 2017 gets in full-swing, it seems a good time to reflect on destinations and places to call home for your enjoyment. Here’s a list of superb accommodations we are sure you will remember forever too.
A Crete Itinerary for Easter: Week One
A couple of years ago our whole team took a once-in-a-lifetime jaunt to the island of Crete. This year we head back to the land of the Minoans on a reconnaissance mission to scout the best places to live on the island.
Olive Green Hotel: Greece’s First Truly Eco-Friendly Stay
The brand new Olive Green Hotel has just opened in Heraklion, Crete.
Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete opens in Greece
Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of their second hotel in Greece. Located on the northern seaside of the largest and mythical Greek island, Crete, the Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete is a picturesque getaway and a true oasis on the Emerald Bay of Milatos.
To have, or have not & Russian Tourists in 2015
When Russia’s influence on the Ukraine government of Viktor Yanukovych got challenged by a kind of rampaging western hegemony, all Europe should have studied more closely these relationships. Now, over a year in, the 2015 summer tourist season will probably be a disaster. Regardless of who we lay the blame on for the current west-east detente disaster, […]
Two Girls visit Crete: Part I
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.
Domes of Elounda Unveils 20 Fabulous Crete Villas
In news from one of Greece’s most popular luxury beach resorts, Domes of Elounda has unveiled 20 newly constructed luxury villas and more.
Lato Boutique Hotel Summer Suite Give/Getaway
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.
Four Family Friendly Beach Vacation Stays in Europe
Europe is such a vacation surprise, especially for families. The dual benefit of experiencing history, new cultures, memorable or even forgotten places, and especially world famous sun worshiping destinations, this all makes the “old continent” an everlasting touristic wonder. This week we focus on Europe stays you may not have heard of, but places you’ll never forget once you visit. Here’s four kid friendly hotels choices to investigate this summer.