Crete is a multifaceted mystery, a layer cake of human civilization made up of more than 5,000 years of history, tradition, and culture. A recent trip to a lost Minoan city proves once more, the treasure of the island is an eternity of peace.
A weekend jaunt in the countryside of Crete ends up in a reintroduction to what it means to really be free, human, and happy. A salty Cretan fisherman is the hero of this story about living right in paradise.
“A Trip to Crete” is a rare film from France from the 1950’s, a short that took the French filmmakers to various landscapes across the island. The French-language film is a window onto the beaches, mountains, villages, mills, and agricultural scenes (harvest grain and melons) during a simpler time. Crete during the 1950s was a […]
The island of Crete experienced a stellar tourism season for 2018 with roughly €5 billion euro being spent from January through October, according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Overall, Greece saw travel receipts exceed €15.6 billion, which is an increase of 9.9%, compared to the same period of 2017 and is primarily due […]
This week the fourth stakeholders’ meeting of the BRANDTour project addressed further actions and good practices for propelling experiential tourism on Crete.
The Economic Chamber of Greece Regional Department of Eastern Crete hosted an event, “Modern Trends in the Tourist Market,” which focused on suggested strategies for the upcoming touristic season.
In the late Spring of 2018 the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organisation helped organize an amazing cultural event in Heraklion. The Contemporary Minoans design event held 11 and 12 May at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum should have been made Crete branding exercise, but it wasn’t. Instead, the event stands as a stark reminder of what the term “uncommitted” means for Greece.
The recent FVW Workshop hosted on Crete may serve as a warning that government and corporate interests care little for the island’s future.
I thought to share some of the best images with Argo readers, but first a little bit about marvelous Ierapetra.
Numbers from a new study released by INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body show big growth on lesser returns. According to the study arrivals in Greece increased by almost 90% in the period 2005 – 2017. Meanwhile, the average tourist spend dropped by 30% on the view of source markets. Once again, however, sustainability for Greece’s tourism seems a highly subjective case in point. Here’s the report, followed by some objective observations.
News that Thomas Cook Hotel Investments and Swiss hotel development group LMEY Investments, raised €40 million to invest in hotels around the Mediterranean with Greece’s Piraeus Bank bears watching today.
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.
UK tour operator Thomas Cook on Wednesday announced the opening of four hotels in Greece – on Crete, Kos and Rhodes – in summer 2019.
The Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) has announced Airbnb listings in Greece skyrocketing to more than 126,000 short-term rentals as of June.