Chania News


imgCrete to become home to Greece’s second largest Airport 12/02/2020
Crete is set to become home to a new international airport, which will be Greece’s second-largest airport, after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis laid the foundation stone at Kastelli, on Saturday.


imgStrolling around the stunning old city of Chania 05/02/2020
Every time I walk through the stunning streets in the old town of Chania, I feel as though I’m in a time capsule that has been touched by Greeks, Venetians, Turks, Jews, and Egyptians.


imgCrete voted 4th best destination in the world for 2019 03/02/2020
​Crete was voted as the fourth best destination in the world in 2019, according to the reviews of millions of travelers from all over the world on TripAdvisor Travel Awards.


imgElafonissi (Crete) voted on the Top Beaches in the World 02/08/2019
Located about 76 km away from Chania, Elafonissi, which means “deer island”, is a wonderful peninsula, often considered as an individual island.


imgCrete Island named Best Europe destination for 2019 17/07/2019
Crete is TUI’s top holiday destination for European travellers this year and Greece is the second country of choice after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world.


imgCrete Among the Top 10 Cheapest Beach Holidays in Europe 08/04/2019
Post Office UK has released its annual Holiday Costs Barometer for 2019 which details the cheapest places to go for a beach holiday this year, the Evening Standard reports.


imgCrete the 4th most popular destination on Tripadvisor 16/01/2019
The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and of modern European civilization, Crete is a Mediterranean jewel. It’s rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions.


imgGrete ranks 1st most friendly family destination for beach holidays in Europe 10/01/2019
Grete has been ranked 1st most family friendly destination in Europe for a beach holiday, according to the Family Beach Index compiled by British travel firm On The Beach.


imgCrete Island named Best Europe destination for 2019 17/12/2018
Crete is TUI’s top holiday destination for European travellers this year and Greece is the second country of choice after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world.


imgExploring Chania, Greece’s leading Summer Destination 18/07/2018
Chania is by far one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and given its astonishing history, spectacular old town, stunning Venetian harbour, and not to mention some of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe, it’s easy to see why it’s one of Greece’s number one destinations for both locals and international visitors.


imgCrete’s little hidden gem is a piece of Paradise 25/05/2018
When I saw the small blue and white island, just two miles west of Sfakia, on the south of Crete, I thought I must be dreaming! But no, “Loutro” is a hidden Cycladic paradise of the Libyan Sea.


imgCrete named amongst Top 5 destinations in the world for 2018 22/03/2018
Greece’s largest island Crete, ranked fifth on the list of the Top 10 Destinations in the world for 2018, according to the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, which was announced by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.


imgElia Vouvon- oldest olive tree in the world 31/01/2018
The ancient Olive Tree of Vouves (Elia Vouvon) is located in the village of Ano Vouves on the island of Crete and is believed to be the oldest olive tree in the world, which still produces olives.


imgCrete, Zakynthos and Kerkyra, Best performing Greek islands for 2017 12/12/2017
Crete and the Ionian Islands, with favourites including Zakynthos, Kerkyra and Paxi are Greece’s winning destinations when it comes to tourism-related revenue per visitor and duration of stay,


imgTwo Greek beaches amongst world’s top 50 07/12/2017
Unsurprisingly, Greek beaches have found themselves again on another ‘World’s Best List’, this time compiled by Canadian online travel website FlightNetwork.


imgGreece takes a gamble on Casino market 05/12/2017
The Greek government is considering legislation, which will see the granting of casino licenses and tax changes for operations in locations to be defined by a Joint Ministerial Decision of the Ministers of Finance, Economy and Development, Tourism and Environment and Energy.


imgHeraklion is Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination 09/11/2017
Heraklion is Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017. The Cretan city welcomed 11 per cent more visitors so far this year, compared with the same period in 2016, according to new data from Euromonitor, surpassing its European rivals to register the largest rise in arrivals.


imgWines of Crete 09/11/2017
In the heart of the Mediterranean is the Greek island of Crete, which is home to some of the largest vineyards in Greece. With a continuous presence since Minoan times, Cretan vines have a millennial history that places the wines of Crete in the center of the local folklore: Wine is on everyday tables, it takes part in celebrations and it’s surrounded by myth.


imgBest Traditional Destinations in Chania, Crete 18/10/2017
The Old Venetian Port of Chania, is a colorful seaside walk lined up with elegant residences that once belonged to important Venetian rulers.


imgChania Events 19/05/2016
The municipality of Chania, as well as all of the cultural associations and the institutions of Chania, organize every year numerous cultural, artistic, historical/anniversary, athletic, entertaining, social, educational and religious events.


imgBritish Airways: New routes to Kalamata and Chania 25/04/2016
British Airways announced the start of its flights for summer 2016 in Greece by launching the following routes to Chania.


imgTraveller – Crete best for… antiquities, active adventures and sunshine all year round 25/04/2016
Greece’s largest island, Crete has ancient ruins, snow-capped peaks and beaches galore. Sunshine is pretty much guaranteed year round, but spring is especially lovely for rambling and sightseeing.


imgTripAdvisor’s Top 10 Islands of 2015 24/04/2016
Even if you’ve never been to this Cyclades island in the Aegean Sea, you’d still recognize it immediately: candy-colored houses carved into cliffs, sapphire waters, gleaming white buildings topped with half-spheres the color of a stormy sky.


imgBesides LEPTOS ESTATES' Fireplaces in Winter 01/02/2016
Sometimes in the winter months when it is cold outside there is no better place to be than in front of a cozy fireplace; crackling wood, dancing flames and tiny embers create feelings of warmth and comfort that are hard to beat.