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Greek Language School in Crete - Filomathia Greek Language Centre

Filomathia Greek Language SchoolFilomathia Greek Language Centre is a well-established institution (2007) whose aim is to make learning Greek an unforgettable experience.Teaching the Greek Language has been of ultimate importance respectively to its History and position among the oldest and richest languages of the world emphasizing on its modern aspect and daily use.
Filomathia Greek Language School offers Modern Greek language courses for foreigners who live or visit Chania or Crete island in Greece. For information about greek language courses and current courses offers you can visit website of the school.

Schedules for the new ship routes in Rethymnon

Schedules for the new ship routes in Rethymnon from CRETAN LINES.

Timetable (Rethymnon - Piraeus - Rethymnon)


Every Tuesday 21:00 06:30
Εvery Thursday 21:00 06:30
Εvery Saturday
21:00 06:30

"Γιορτή Κρητικής Διατροφής" 1-7 Ιουλίου 2012

1 - 7 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ 2012

Cretan NutritionΗ Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Ρεθύμνης και ο Δήμος Ρεθύμνης στο πλαίσιο προώθησης και προβολής των τοπικών προϊόντων, πρόκειται να διοργανώσουν από κοινού για πρώτη φορά φέτος τη «Γιορτή Κρητικής Διατροφής». Η εν λόγω εκδήλωση, η οποία θα περιλαμβάνει έκθεση τοπικών προϊόντων, γευσιγνωσία, πολιτιστικού και εκπαιδευτικού χαρακτήρα (π.χ ημερίδες) δραστηριότητες θα πραγματοποιηθεί 1-7 Ιουλίου 2012 στο Δημοτικό Κήπο Ρεθύμνου.
Στο πλαίσιο της παραπάνω εκδήλωσης, θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τρίτη, 24 Απριλίου στις 12 το μεσημέρι, στην έδρα της Περιφερειακής Ενότητας Ρεθύμνης (Πλατεία Ηρώων Πολυτεχνείου) ενημερωτική συνάντηση με τους τοπικούς παραγωγούς και επιχειρήσεις.
Στη συνάντηση αυτή μπορούν να συμμετάσχουν όσοι παραγωγοί και επιχειρήσεις της Περιφερειακής Ενότητας Ρεθύμνης ενδιαφέρονται να εκθέσουν τα προϊόντα τους στην έκθεση τοπικών προϊόντων της «Γιορτής Κρητικής Διατροφής».

Samaria Gorge opening 16th April 2012

On Monday, April 16 starts the operation of Samaria National Park from the south entrance (Agia Roumeli) for the first two kilometers. The entire gorge normally opens May 1st 2012.

New ship route at Rethymnon

CRETAN LINES announced today, 04/06/2012 at Naxos, that the application of ship routing ELLI, at the line Rethymnon - Piraeus - Rethymnon approved by the Council Coastal Transport.

For further information visit: www.cretanlines.gr

The cosmonaut Theodoros Giourhitsin supports the tourism in Crete

Theodoros GiourhitsinThe cosmonaut Theodoros Giourhitsin is Greek origin, his real last name is Grammatikopoulos. He is very famous in Russia and is about to participate in the big promoting celebration for Cretan and Greek tourist products during the 19th Moscow International Exhibition Travel and Tourism, MITT 2012.
The Russian cosmonaut will participate in the event organized by the tourist agencies of Crete that will take place on Sunday, according to statements of Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis from Moscow, where he's travelled for the event.
"Crete and Greece are in the centre of attention in that year's tourist exhibition of Moscow, and the positive thing is that we are expecting an increase in visitors from Russia, Ukraine and the rest of the Eastern European countries", explained the regional Governor of Crete.
Crete is about to be advertised in Moscow's subway for a whole month and the cost is only 12.000 euros, while a big Russian TV station will visit Crete in order to present it to the public.
Tourist mobility is expected to be increased as the messages from the Moscow exhibition imply. Moreover, it is estimated that Greek visa applications will be increased by 19% in 2012.
Source: www.crete.gov.gr

The first charter flights and cruises to Crete for 2012

Earlier this year begins the turistic season to Chania. So far from twenty European airports have scheduled flights for March, April and May to Chania airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Norwegian, Cimber Sterling and EasyJet.
In particular, departures are scheduled from airports in European cities and countries such as Bergen, Bologna, Brussels, Copenhagen, Ntiseltorf, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Milan, Glasgow, Oslo, Paphos, Rome, Paphos, Stockholm, Denmark, England and Poland.
The flights begin next Sunday, March 25, arriving companies Ryanair and EasyJet.
At the same time, 64 cruise ships, until now, are expected to reach the port of Souda and Chania this year. More specifically, apart from the known companies of last year, CARRIBEAN, AZAMARA, CELEBRITY, MANO CROUISE, and other companies have embraced as their destination Chania.
Source: haniotika-nea.gr

Cretan products traveled to Moscow

Cretan products traveled to Moscow at 19th International Exhibition «PRODEXPO 2012» on 13-17 February 2012.

New Flights to Crete for 2012

easyJet announce a new route Luton - Heraklion for summer 2012, flights on Tuesdays beginning April 21st, with departure from Luton at 07.00hrs and departure from Heraklion at 13.45hrs. Prices start from £37.99 and bookings are now being taken.

Ryanair have a number of new routes in 2012 to Chania airport in Crete from Leeds/Bradford, East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick and London Stanstead, starting the end of March 2012. Ryanair will also be operating direct flights in 2012 between Chania and Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan- Bergamo,Oslo, Pisa and Wroclaw.

Avro - Monarch Airlines Flight -only operator- have also expanded their Crete, Greece programme of summer flights for 2012, with flights from East Midlands and Newcastle to Heraklion.

  • East Midlands to Heraklion is priced from £249 per person and will operate each Tuesday from 12 May to 25 September.
  • Newcastle to Heraklion starts from £259, operating from May to November each Tuesday.


Ryanair Flights to/from Crete 2012

Ryanair will start to fly between Crete - Chania (IATA-CHQ) from April 4, 2012 on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
To and From Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport (IATA Code - CHQ):
  • Chania (CHQ) - Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) - TBA New Route in 2012
  • Chania (CHQ) - Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Start date Sat 31 Mar 2012
  • Chania (CHQ) - Oslo (Rygge - Moss) - (RYG) Start date 31 March 2012
  • Chania (CHQ) - Frankfurt -Hahn (HHN) - TBA
  • Chania (CHQ) - Milan -Bergamo (BGY) - TBA
  • Chania (CHQ) - Wroclaw - Poland (WRO) - TBA