Heraklion Archaeological Museum Honored with EMYA Special Commendation

The Ivory Bull-leaper and the Bull-leaping Fresco from Knossos The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion on Crete was recently honored with a Special Commendation at the annual European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA), held by the European Museum Forum (EMF) in Zagreb, Croatia. The EMYA Judges praised the museum for presenting a cutting-edge interpretation of the …

‘Olympia Golden Beach’ Certified with Travelife Gold Award

The Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa, located in the region of Ilia in western Peloponnese, once again received the Travelife Gold Award for applying and further promoting sustainable development practices. The company succeeded in meeting the requirements of the Travelife certification system, by using environmentally friendly products, by adopting recycling practices and by constantly educating its employees …

European Environment Agency: Greece meet excellent bathing water quality standards

The European Environment Agency (EEA) announced in its report released on May, that the waters at beaches across Greece meet excellent bathing water quality standards, meaning they were free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment. According to the report which covers bathing water locations across the EU, Albania and Switzerland, Greece is …

NJV Athens Plaza Successfully Embraces ‘We do local’ Initiative

NJV Athens Plaza, located in the heart of Athens, recently received the “We do local” certification, after successfully adopting the initiative’s proposed standards to better promote local hospitality and culture. According to an announcement, the hotel was certified for supporting local producers and the economy and for actively contributing to the protection of the environment and the promotion of …

Money Magazine Includes Crete Among ’10 Best European Destinations’

The island of Crete in Greece is considered the third “Best European Destination” by Money magazine, mainly due to its numerous attractions and competitive prices. Money is a magazine that is published by Time Inc. and includes articles that cover personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues. Taking …

All the “roads” lead to Philippi: The history of the greatly travelled ‘Via Egnatia’

The “Via Egnatia” was the most important road in antiquity in Macedonia and Thrace. Basically, it served as a Roman military and commercial highway constructed between 146 – 120 BC and named after the man who ordered its construction: Proconsul Gaius Egnatius. Like all Roman roads, the pavement of the Via Egnatia was about six …