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Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits
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Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for this year’s tourist season for the Brits, according to online searches made in January by the TravelSupermarket comparison site. On…

Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean
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Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean

Panos - Nov 09, 2020

Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos has announced plans to create a new Hellenic naval base on Crete as Greece leverages its southernmost island as a pillar of security policy in…

Three drown after boat with illegal migrants and refugees sinks east of Crete
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Three drown after boat with illegal migrants and refugees sinks east of Crete

Panos - Sep 15, 2020

Three people drowned as a boat carrying illegal migrants and refugees sank off the east coast of Crete on Monday. So far, rescue crews have managed to…

“Thriller” in Crete with a “scent” of terrorism and the involvement of the NIS
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“Thriller” in Crete with a “scent” of terrorism and the involvement of the NIS

Panos - Sep 04, 2020

A British citizen of Jordanian origin, who came for a vacation with his family in Greece for vacations while he was on the “red list” of the…

The underwater village in Crete that resurfaces
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The underwater village in Crete that resurfaces

Panos - Aug 17, 2020

Atlantis is a fictional island mentioned in an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias. But the Greek island of Crete has…

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 - Feb 26, 2020

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…

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New Earthquake: 5,7R Northwest of Crete!

Panos - Nov 27, 2019

Earthquake hits Northwest of Crete. The Magnitude of the quake was 5.7R.

Crete earthquake: Greek holiday island hit by 5.3-magnitude tremor
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Crete earthquake: Greek holiday island hit by 5.3-magnitude tremor

Panos - Jul 31, 2019

The Greek holiday island of Crete has been struck by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake. The strong tremor hit shortly before 8am local time with a number of people…

Greek man admits to murder of US biologist in Crete
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Greek man admits to murder of US biologist in Crete

Panos - Jul 18, 2019

A 27-year-old man has admitted to killing developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, who was found dead in Crete last week. Greek police said in a statement posted online…

Murder in Crete: The 27-year-old allegedly confessed strangling the American biologist
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Murder in Crete: The 27-year-old allegedly confessed strangling the American biologist

Panos - Jul 16, 2019

The Greek police has arrested a 27-year-old male that has confessed the murder of the 60-year-old biologist Suzanne Eaton in Crete. The American biologist was found in…

48 hours in Crete: An insider guide to Greece’s most storied isle
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48 hours in Crete: An insider guide to Greece’s most storied isle

Panos - Jun 27, 2019

Variety is the spice of life on the largest Greek island. Crete, home of the Minotaur legend and birthplace of Europe’s first evolved society, is a vivid…

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…