A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Coming up in Heraklion, April 5th through 17th, 2019, the British School at Athens will offer the Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery Course, a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the field of archeology.
A leading Polish tour operator, Itaka will have representatives in Heraklion from October 21st thru 24th to sample Cretan touristic product.
Newly renovated for the current season, Heraklion’s five-star Galaxy Hotel Iraklio invites visitors to beat the summer heat at its pool
According to TUI Germany, the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Kos were among the ten most popular last-minute tourism destinations for German travelers in summer 2018.
In news from Crete, the development of a former U.S. military base in Gournes near Heraklion is set to roll out. Investors in what will be a project similar to the Elliniko state sell-off fund TAIPED for the Athens airport are ready to invest hundreds of millions in the project.
Recent meetings by Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos reflect the almost desperate need to solve the city’s ever-expanding freshwater situation. Here are some news and ideas on the water crisis in Crete.
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.
First time visitors to Heraklion are often amazed at just how multifaceted the seaside city is. Crete’s top urban center, the Greek province’s capital has a plethora of world-renowned attractions, as well as local treasures no guide book has ever portrayed. From the stunning Veneitan harbor to mighty Knossos, there’s a nostalgia trip and tons […]
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.
Ano Asites is a secret place I was not going to divulge the secrets of. Not telling strangers about such pristine treasures would be sacrilegious though.
The International Sculpture Symposium of the Municipality of Heraklion, Crete, is held every two years in the village of Venerato. Sculptors from Greece and various countries are participating.
In the South of Crete there’s a little village on the sea called Tsoutsouras. It’s a sparkling and shiny little place where people go swimming in its “medicinal” waters, and where echoes of ancient cults and rites abound.
Starting from today in the village of Myrtia on Crete, the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum begins a series of special events through July 16th focused on the famous Greek writer’s impressions of England.
Being destined to one week “only” on Crete is something like passing through heaven on your way to anywhere else. This arid, sunny, and friendly paradise in the eastern Mediterranean is a place people go to, and then never leave. For couples and singles, hitting a good many high spots might be feasible, but for a small family the itinerary must be crisp, tailored, and the traveler must take a lot into consideration. Here’s a suggested week long stay, an introduction to one of the world’s most fabulous getaways.