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.
According to the Airport Manager at Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis Airport passenger traffic was up almost 12 percent for 2016 year on year. One of the world’s most popular island paradises, Crete is well known for its friendly inhabitants and vacation bargains.
The brand new Olive Green Hotel has just opened in Heraklion, Crete.
According to reports from the Russian Union of Travel, Greece may be dropping the ball where plane loads of Russian tourists headed on May vacations are concerned. News from Interfax-Tourism suggests more than 10,000 visa applications have yet to be approved.
AEGEAN airlines has announced the company’s summer network for 2015 at a press conference attended by Greece’s Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogiani (as below from Heraklion), and Crete’s Governor, Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis .
The season change on Crete represents a rather dramatic shift for local businesses and the general public there. What was a spinning, buzzing summer spectacle of touristic beach-going, becomes in the cooler months one of the most laid back vacation destinations on Earth. This November the notoriusly friendly folks at Lato Boutique Hotel reopen gourmet restaurant Brillant with a new and interesting gastronomy concept.