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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 - 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…