I thought to share some of the best images with Argo readers, but first a little bit about marvelous Ierapetra.
According to a report from the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in the UK & Ireland, pre-sale tourist bookings for 2019 from the United Kingdom to Greece are up by 10 percent over last year. GNTO officials attribute some of the growth to gaining popularity of Greek ski resorts.
The famous Shipwreck Beach, otherwise known as Navagio, on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, has re-opened after a cliff collapsed injuring several tourists earlier this month.
Greece is among the “Most Excellent” global tourism destinations that have the highest percentage of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients, according to TripAdvisor®, the leading travel planning and booking site.
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.
The Cultural Association of Argyroupoli, the Parish of Argyroupoli Rethymno in collaboration with the Cretan Gastronomy Center, the Municipality of Rethymno and Travel Massive – Chapter Crete organize a significant event in April to promote cultural tourism on Crete: Traditions as a tool for the economic development of rural areas.
the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A magnificent bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios, it was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC.
As part of Argo News’ ongoing efforts of discovery, here’s a look at what may be the perfect city stay in all Greece, Hotel Porto Antico in Chania’s old city.
Argo Travel News has done dozens of reports on the touristic value of Crete, our staff and affiliates love the island just that much. However, we have yet to do a roundup of the best all around resorts set on this majestic paradise. Here’s a the short bucket list of luxury and even economical vacation wonders, in the land where the Minoans once ruled.
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.
In a new initiative announced by Google Greek tourism stands to gain in a collaborative effort in between the search giant, the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT), and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
Crete’s second biggest city, is probably the most well know and picturesque. Chania, a Minoan settlement known to the Greeks as Kydonia, is famous for it’s Venetian Harbor photogenically. The capital of the provence of the same name, Chania is about as iconic a destination as you can imagine. Surrounded by a host of smaller villages and immeasurable natural beauty, the west of Crete’s gem of tourism deserves every accolade. Here’s a bucket list of things any visitor “must see” before leaving this magical Cretan getaway.
Some 408 plus beaches and 10 marinas in Greece were named Blue Flag clean wonders by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Scanning the web for tours in Eastern Europe this month and next, we found Topdeck’s 7 day sailing excursion from Athens, to Perdika, to Athens a relaxing seafarer’s dream. For all those who’ve ever dreamed of sailing the Greek isles, this small group tour lets you get hour hands on sailing experience in, and even taking part in local yacht regattas.
In a recent Trivago survey, Athens reached the pinnacle of this year’s preferred Easter destinations for foreigners. The Trivago report also revealed the Greek capital as the cheapest European capital city to visit.