Nikos Kazantzakis

Greek tourism minister to visit Japan in September

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni received the new ambassador of Japan, Koichi Ito, on Thursday.

During the meeting, they discussed the promotion of bilateral tourism cooperation, as well as the events in the field of tourism, planned on both sides, within the framework of Greece-Japan Year of Culture and Tourism 2024.

Crete’s Iraklio airport to be closed February 19-24

The airport at Iraklio in Crete will be closed between February 19 and 24 as maintenance and repair work is carried out on the runway.

Responding to the announcement, Greek carriers Aegean and Sky Express on Tuesday said that passengers will be rerouted to Hania or Sitia or offered the option of a ferry boat.

Heraklion: The new airport at Kastelli set to fly at the end of 2025

The new international airport of Heraklion in Crete will be up and running by the end of 2025. The first of the major projects that will upgrade the infrastructure of the island, corresponding to an investment of about 520 million euros, will replace the existing, overburdened "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport.

The candidacies for the “prime” real estate in Gournes, Heraklion will be announced today

The deadline for submitting binding financial bids for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund international tender for the utilization of the area of ​​the former American base in Gournes, Heraklion, expires today.

What is planned is to create a tourist complex with a casino.

Prominent poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke dies

Acclaimed Greek poet and translator Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke died on Tuesday, aged 81.
Anghelaki-Rooke was born in Athens in 1939 and studied in Athens, France and Switzerland.

She obtained a degree from the School of Translators and Interpreters and worked as a professional translator from English, Russian and French into Greek.

Zorba | Athens | September 15

The historic Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) is hosting the Sofia Opera Ballet and the Greek National Opera Orchestra in a production of Lorca Massine's ballet of Mikis Theodorakis's classic score "Zorba," based on the legendary hero created by Nikos Kazantzakis and immortalized on the silver screen by Anthony Quinn in the 1964 Michael Cacoyannis film.