According to the port authority, the Russian cruise market is a new target for Greece and Crete, as part of its overall strategy to enter the specific market.
“Opening new markets for our destination and Greece is very important, especially for a target market that has great potential and dynamic”, the authority’s president, Ioannis Bras, said.
He added that the authority will continue to support innovative ideas and proposals, particularly those that improve offered services and customer experience.
The Heraklion Port Authority will continue to develop new innovative actions based on its award-winning management program dubbed 5 Senses, which aims to create new standards to the customer experience of visitors at the port and destination.
“It is very positive for Crete to be able to offer another vacation option, that of Fly, Stay & Cruise, which combines a traditional holiday and a short 3-4 day cruise, setting new standards for Crete for the years to come”, TEZ Tours General Manager for Greece Manolis Apladenakis said.
Tez Tour is one of the biggest tour operators in CIS and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1994, the company now has offices in 20 countries including the United Arab Emirates.