April 2019

Cosmonauts in Greece for Yuri Gagarin Park Opening on Crete

A park dedicated to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first person to travel into outer space, opened to the public in Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, last week aiming to send out a message of peace and unity. Crete, Heraklion, Venetian Harbor. Photo © GNTO/Y.Skoulas Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura inaugurated the [...]

August 2017

Knossos to Host ‘Minos’ Opera Tribute to Cretan Explorer Kalokairinos

by Maria Paravantes The world-renowned archaeological site of Knossos on Crete, will host in its central court for the first time on September 28 the opera titled “Minos” written by Marielli Sfakianaki. The operatic work is inspired by the life of Minos Kalokairinos who was instrumental in bringing the Knossos to light in 1878 and paving [...]