The period of summer sales in Rethimno starts on Monday July 9 and ends on Friday July 31. This is the ideal time for locals and tourists to shop as the prices will be a lot lower. It will also be a relief to the shop owners, who are expecting their shops to be full of people doing their daily shopping. So, let's go out for shopping on July 9!!
The modernisation of what is Greece’s second busiest airport was financed by Hellenic Duty Free Shops to the tune of 13 million euros.
Renovations at Nikos Katzantzakis Heraklion Airport have seen the introduction of a new departures area covering 2,895sqm, the restoration of the old departures area, two extra toilet complexes and the introduction of four VIP lounges.
The airport’s 2,054sqm of duty-free space has relocated from the first floor to the ground floor of the airport. Hellenic Duty Free Shops said the newly-opened walkthrough stores would create a “world class” retail experience and also offer a strong sense of place by offering traditional Greek products across the core duty-free categories, including Cretan food and beverage produce.
Hellenic Duty Free Shops CEO George Velntzas said of the renovations: “This whole investment undertaken by our Company was realised in 165 days and constituted the successful expression of the partnership of a private initiative with the Greek State benefiting both sides.”
What about the new Kastelli (Heraklion) Airport?
While the main focus was on the new renovation of Heraklion International Airport at the opening, Christos Spirtzis, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, replied to a question about what will happen to the new airport in Kastelli, saying "we now have a modern airport until the new one in Kastelli is ready."
More than two out of three Greeks are now using debit or credit cards for their daily transactions, even though they have reservations over their use, a new study shows.