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Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort
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Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort

Panos - Jun 11, 2019

Áspros Potamós (White River in English) is a settlement in eastern Crete, in the regional unit of Lasithi, whose history and past are blending nicely with modern-day…

Region of Crete picks up golden tourism award for its social media presence
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Region of Crete picks up golden tourism award for its social media presence

Panos - Apr 12, 2019

The administrative region of Crete picked up a Golden Award at the Tourism Awards 2019 at the Foundation of the Hellenic World, in the category “Digital &…

Crete in 5th spot in 2018 TripAdvisor Trevelers’ Choice Awards
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Crete in 5th spot in 2018 TripAdvisor Trevelers’ Choice Awards

Panos - Feb 07, 2019

Crete was included among the top 25 destinations in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award. Paris secured top spot, while London came in second, followed…

Crete: From 6,000 BC to the Byzantine era in an amazing exhibition
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Crete: From 6,000 BC to the Byzantine era in an amazing exhibition

makis - Dec 12, 2018

Visitors at The Museum of Cycladic Art will be transported to 3 cities of the ancient Cretan era that have been erased from history. The Museum in…

Foreigner allegedly tried to rape minor in Crete
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Foreigner allegedly tried to rape minor in Crete

Panos - May 07, 2018

Police in Heraklion are examining the allegations of an under-aged girl who claimed she was raped by a foreigner in Crete. According to her deposition to police,…

US Spy planes land on Crete
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US Spy planes land on Crete

makis - Apr 12, 2018

As tension over Syria builds up, two U.S. spy planes have landed at Heraklion airport in Crete. The MC-12S EMARSS and MC-12W Liberty planes have been used…

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece
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December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece

makis - Dec 01, 2017

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was officially incorporated into…

Student in Crete expelled for hanging Greek flag in schoolyard!
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Student in Crete expelled for hanging Greek flag in schoolyard!

makis - Nov 10, 2017

A senior high school student from Crete was expelled for hanging a Greek flag on the schoolyard pole. The incident occurred at the Lyceum of Gazi in…

Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6 million years ago
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Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6 million years ago

Panos - Sep 04, 2017

The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second…

Russia vs. Italy: Road rage in Crete
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Russia vs. Italy: Road rage in Crete

makis - Aug 15, 2017

Summer holidays are supposed to be a period of relaxation and carefree time. But these two tourists in Crete apparently missed the memo. The two men, an…

Explore the east part of Crete
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Explore the east part of Crete

Panos - Aug 01, 2017

Who says that during your summer holidays all you can enjoy is sun-kissed beaches and water sport activities? Well, in Crete at the same time you can…

Southern Aegean region, Crete in 30 EU tourist destinations for 2015
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Southern Aegean region, Crete in 30 EU tourist destinations for 2015

Panos - Jul 10, 2017

The islands of the southern Aegean (i.e. mostly the Cyclades) and Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the EU during 2015, the last…

Wicklow teen who drowned in Crete named locally as Laura Dempsey
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Wicklow teen who drowned in Crete named locally as Laura Dempsey

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

An Irish schoolgirl who drowned in a swimming pool in Crete has been named locally as Laura Dempsey. The 15-year-old from Greystones in Co Wicklow was on…

PM warns EU of uncertainty, rules out elections
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PM warns EU of uncertainty, rules out elections

makis - Dec 21, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday dismissed claims that he is preparing for snap elections as “nonsense” as he urged Greece’s lenders to show more flexibility or…

Three children diagnosed with meningitis in Crete
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Three children diagnosed with meningitis in Crete

Sokratis - Nov 19, 2016

Health authorities in Crete are on alert after three children under the age of 7 were diagnosed with meningitis in the last 12 days. All three of…

Crete: Man confesses to setting 9 fires in 4 days in Iraklio
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Crete: Man confesses to setting 9 fires in 4 days in Iraklio

makis - Oct 12, 2016

A 32-year-old man has confessed to setting nine fires in the city of Iraklio within the span of four days, earlier in October. The man was arrested…

Extension to bidding deadline for Crete airport
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Extension to bidding deadline for Crete airport

makis - Sep 29, 2016

Greece has extended the deadline for bids to build and operate a new airport on Crete to replace the aging Iraklio Airport to October 27, a senior…

Crete: Farmers receive ten-year prison sentences for arson
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Crete: Farmers receive ten-year prison sentences for arson

Panos - Sep 20, 2016

Two farmers who were found guilty of arson by the Felony Appeal Court of Crete have received ten-year prison sentences for arson. According to the court, the…

Police Arrest 2 Naked Toursists at Irakleio Airport on Crete
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Police Arrest 2 Naked Toursists at Irakleio Airport on Crete

chris1 - Sep 11, 2016

Police have reported that on Friday evening they arrested two tourists for prancing around in the nude at Crete’s international airport in Irakleio. A 37-year-old Belgian man…

Three people arrested for blackmail on Crete
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Three people arrested for blackmail on Crete

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

Police in the town of Rethymno on Crete have arrested a 68-year-old man and two accomplices for allegedly blackmailing a woman, 34, and a man, 38, on…