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Hellenic Seaways Announces Summer 2015 Ferry Schedules to Greek Islands

Good news as Hellenic Seaways shipping company officialy announced on Monday, its new ferry schedules for travel to the Northeast Aegean islands this summer, following approval by the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism.

The new routes will begin on June 15 and cover this year’s whole tourist season.

According to the Greek shipping company, the connection of the specific islands will create strong growth prospects both for local communities and for tourism, as...

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What A Sunny, Bright, Beautiful Day In Lovely Agios Nikolaos

Kalimera from sunny, bright Agios Nikolaos,

smile, breath, go slowly .... enjoy life, travel!

Summer is here with a temperature of 33 Celcius ... 

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Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters - Islands

Good news from shipping ministry as this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece. These readjustments lead to a some 2.6% ferry ticket price reduction. 

The decision does not apply to ferry routes on which there is no maximum allowable pricing.

More specifically, the reductions relate to state subsidized routes and free lines between ports which transport no more than 150,000 or 300,000 passengers. For...

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British Airways Flies Direct From London To Crete-Heraklion & Six Greek Islands This Summer

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We are glad to inform you that British Airways on Wednesday announced its Greece Summer 2015 schedule which links London to six Greek islands, two of which are new destinations for the airline.

In addition to flights to Kos, Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, this summer British Airways is flying direct to Heraklion of Crete and Corfu. The last British Airways flight to Heraklio was some 30 years ago.

“This demonstrates the distint support of the airline to Greek...

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Samaria Gorge Will Be Opened On 1st Of May 2015

Great news about Samaria Gorge as it will open again for all visitors on the 1st of May 2015. 

Both entrances this one at Xiloskalo and other one at Agia Roumeli will open and tourists will have the chance to visit the most famous gorge in Europe once again.

Maintenance works will be continued in Samaria Gorge, due to damages caused by bad weather conditions during last Winter in Crete.

Learn more about Samaria Gorge.

And of course don't miss our great activity....

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Crete Becomes Film Location for Creta Divina Docudrama

Crete will once again take the international spotlight when the docudrama Creta Divina hits the screens in September 2015.

Local authorities had the opportunity to chat with director-screenwriter Fotis Konstantinidis and British actor Robert Powell during the filming at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion of Creta Divina (Divine Crete), a documentary exploring the history, culture, archeology and natural wealth of the Greek island.

The docudrama, written by Konstantinidis, will...

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National Geographic Traveler Tells World to Visit Crete, Greece

For its May issue, National Geographic Traveler UK urges holidaymakers and restless souls across the globe to “Return to Greece” and cites 11 reasons to explore the Aegean and beyond.

Though Greece may have experienced “a tumultuous few years, a new government and rumblings of a new (old) currency”, the National Geographic story dedicates 15 pages to what it describes as one of the most popular destinations for British travellers.

New investments, increasing number of flight...

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Expansion Works Continue In Chania Airport - Giannis Daskalogiannis

Good news about the expansion works at Chania's Airport in Crete, Giannis Daskalogiannis.

We are glad to inform you that more than 40% of works has been completed and as soon as all will be completed will be more than 10 departure gates in Chania Airport.

The project is expected to be completed by end-2015, and will serve a rising number of tourists arriving to the island especially in the summer months.

According to the airport manager Mr. Stavros Kastrinakis, after completion...

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Holy Week Hours 2015 For Museums, Monuments & Archaeological Sites

On Wednesday, April 8th the Greek Culture Ministry announced the opening hours of all state - run museums, archaeological sites and monuments during the Easter 2015 holiday.

Holy Week Hours 2015

- Friday, April 10: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, April 11: 8 am to 3 pm
- Easter Day, Sunday, April 12: Closed
- Easter Monday, April 13: 8am to 3pm

In addition, all archaeological sites, museums and monuments of the state will be closed on May 1st.

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Most People Are In The Pursuit Of happiness. What About You?

Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, it doesn't make you that much happier. But one of the biggest questions is how to allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.

There's a very logical assumption that most people make when spending their money: that because a physical object will last...