Crete taverna owners should be rejoicing at the news Airbnb is making inroads into the monopoly hotels and resorts have.
Elounda Hills, a €410 million euro tourism project outside Agios Nikolaos on Crete, is one step closer to reality after a joint-ministerial decision was signed this week. According to the news, once the plans are approved by the Council of State, Mirum Hellas can begin construction on the ambitious project. The five-star luxury retreat will reportedly include a 200-bed hotel, which will […]
Time for some of the best shares from Crete in August via Instagram. As the summer winds down, Crete experiences to remember get share time.
Crete is more than a Mykonos wanna be, the island paradise is a real alternative experience well suited to the luxury travel segment.
As part of its social responsibility program, Creta Maris Beach Resort recently held a “Tree Preservation Day” event involving guests.
The Creta Maris Beach Resort has received four honors for excellent services focused on Cretan hospitality and the way of life of the locals.
There are hundreds of hotel, resort, apartment, and Airbnb accommodation choices on Crete. And let’s face it, the main attractions of the island are the people and culture, and the natural wonder-scapes. There are, however, a few vacation stays that stand out. Here are a few choices to take in before you book Crete. Fodele […]
A report on the state of the Crete hospitality market which will show key flaws in the strategies in place to serve this tourism destination.
Crete is famous for so many things. Here are a few of the most amazing nightclubs and bars on the island.
The massive Sitia Bay Resort development in the far-east of Crete appears to be moving forward at a faster clip after Iktinos takeover.
Starting in May of 2019, the fabulous Creta Maris Beach Resort will open a brand-new waterpark to add to its already extensive list of family-friendly amenities.
One of Crete’s most successful beachside developments tells of the expansion of SeaScape Luxury Residences at Agia Pelagia. The new development by Heraklion businessman Dimitris Markakis was warmly received by travelers headed to one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, so the announcement of this new expansion comes as no real surprise. Agia Pelagia is a former fishing village transformed into a beach lover’s Mecca over the past few years because of its special geography. SeaScape’s second phase aims to complete a harmonious enclave in a very special tourist community.
Whoever came up with the idiomatic expression “The devil’s in the details,” must have made a bad hotel choice or two in their lives. Since retiring from the travel public relations and marketing game, I notice an uptick in sloppy marketing efforts that are almost completely reliant on Google ads, OTAs, and the big tour operators. For hoteliers here in Greece, the lost opportunity costs of such reliance will eventually tell. It is with this eventuality in mind that I present the following.
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.
Minoan Group, developers of the somewhat controversial Itanos Gaia Resort, has announced the intention to sell off a significant share of the company caused a 30+ per cent boost in shares as of yesterday.