COSMONAUTS LANDING IN CRETE
Aspiring to promote peace and cooperation, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is set to inaugurate the Yuri Gagarin Park in Heraklion, Crete, on Sunday, April 14. An initiative of Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos and organized jointly by the Heraklion Municipality and Tez Tour Greece, the event will be attended by Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Artemyev, Sergei Prokofiev and Theodoros Yurtsichin-Grammatikopoulos, all of whom have carries out their post-flight rehabilitation and health recovery programs on Crete and elsewhere in Greece.
In the tradition of Gagarin, Thanasis Avgerinos, who coordinates the rehab programs for Russian cosmonauts in Greece, has suggested that international cosmonauts each plant an olive tree at Crete’s Yuri Gagarin Park as a symbol of peace, unity and fair play. It was our real honor to welcome him last year in Heraklion, at our hotel, Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa.