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New excavations for Gate Voltone

• Crete, Heraklion
The new excavations of the Venetian Gate Voltone will start soon in the town of Heraklion, Crete. The local authorities are planning to excavate the whole gate and to put glass surfaces so that visitors can see it from above.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009 Category: News

New ferry runs from Piraeus to Crete

• Crete, Heraklion
Attica Group has decided to enter the ferry competition for good, as it issued an announcement that from this spring its ferry Superfast XII will run the line Piraeus-Heraklion.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009 Category: News

Return home for El Greco

• Crete, Heraklion
The Mayor of Heraklion presented a few days ago the new museum that opened in the town of Heraklion, in the gate Bethlehem of the Venetian Walls. The museum "El Greco: Return home" includes works of the famous Cretan artist Domenicos Theotokopoulos, also known as El Greco.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009 Category: News

Cretan diet saves German tourists

• Crete, Heraklion
A German doctor, the director of a Cardiological Clinic in Bavaria, has done researches and surveys and has proven that the Cretan diet reduces the risk of a heart attack on patients with heart problems.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009 Category: News

Greek hotel awarded best in Europe

• Crete, Heraklion
Lato Boutique Hotel, a luxurious hotel in the town of Heraklion Crete, recently got two awards in the 15th World Travel Awards Ceremony for Europe Winners, which was held in Slovakia. In fact, it was awarded as "Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel" and "Greece's Leading Boutique Hotel" for 2008.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009 Category: News

Conflict of taxi drivers and municipality

• Crete, Heraklion
A great controversy has risen in Heraklion between the taxi drivers and the local authorities, after the decision of the municipality to install minibuses that will move people around the town for free. This measure certainly hits severely the interests of the taxi drivers.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008 Category: News

Reformation of the Old Town

• Crete, Heraklion
The Heraklion Association of Architects are asking for a new reformation plan of the Old Town of Heraklion, as the present plan, which exists since 1936, does not reform but destroys this beautiful and historical neighbourhood.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008 Category: News

Archaeological findings in the port

• Crete, Heraklion
Findings of great historical importance have been found during the restoration operations at the Port of Heraklion, Crete. A related research is going to take place
Posted on Jul 30, 2008 Category: News

Cruise ship docks safely after crack in hull

• Crete, Heraklion
A Greek cruise ship carrying more than 1,200 passengers and crew docked safely at the port of Piraeus after discovering a large crack in its hull
Posted on May 09, 2008 Category: News

Urban lifestyle exhibition at the Historical Museum of Crete

• Crete, Heraklion
Urban Life an exhibition showcasing exhibits from the urban life between the end of the 19th century to the interwar period is currently on at the Historical Museum of Crete in Heraklion
Posted on Feb 09, 2007 Category: News

Shop owner caught in Crete antiquities raid

• Crete, Heraklion
Authorities said yesterday that they may have found links between a 60-year-old businessman arrested in Heraklion, Crete, for possessing illegal antiquities
Posted on Jun 15, 2006 Category: News

The new airport of Crete

• Crete, Heraklion
The Greek government has announced its plan to build a new airport on the island of Crete in order to replace the over-stretched Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport of Heraklion
Posted on Feb 04, 2006 Category: News

Listing of Knossos as World Heritage Site

• Crete, Heraklion
In an announcement on Wednesday, the Culture Ministry informed everyone about the completion of all the necessary steps, required of the inclusion of the archaeological site of Knossos on Crete, in to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Posted on Dec 30, 2005 Category: News

China Shipping Group Favors Crete

• Crete, Heraklion
The Chinese state-owned China Shipping Group is exploring the possibility to develop a transshipment container terminal in the port of Timbaki, on the south coast of Crete,
Posted on Nov 11, 2005 Category: News

Concert of Traditional Cretan Music

• Crete, Heraklion
The concert of Vasilis Stavrakakis, a renowned Cretan artist, was held last month at the Theatre of Agron, located 25 km from Heraklion, close to Kyparissi village
Posted on Aug 02, 2005 Category: News

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