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Last Surviving Soldier from Battle of Crete Dies

New Zealand's and perhaps the world's last surviving soldier of Second World War heroic Battle of Crete died at the age of 104. On Sunday, Cyril...

Pentozali, the Gravity-Defying Traditional Dance of Crete

Pentozali is a gravity-bending traditional dance from Crete, where traditional ways of life still hold strong in many areas of the island.

Symbolic Garden of Peace with 21 Olive Trees Opens in Crete

A Garden of Peace with 21 varieties of olive trees was inaugurated on July 19th at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) in...

The Sweet History of the Oldest Bougatsa Shop in Chania, Crete

In Chania, the famous Iordanis has been baking fresh Bougatsa - the Greek sweet filo pastry - since 1922.

Palestinian Equestrians Trip to Crete Could Serve As Alt-Tourism Model

A Palestinian equestrian club has chosen Crete, Greece as its first Europe excursion. The trip highlights Crete’s alternative tourism potential, which could create a...

Rizitika Songs from Crete Pass Oral History on to New Generation

Rizitika songs are the oldest type of Cretan music, originating from the western part of the Greek island, but now heard in central and eastern Crete as well.

The Mysterious Lake of Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Lake Voulismeni (Greek: Λίμνη Βουλισμένη) is an ancient lake located in the center of the city of Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete.

Wildfire Blazing For Second Day Near Rethymno, Crete

The Hellenic Fire Service had dealt with 51 forest fires in 24 hours by Friday night and kept battling with regional wildfires in Rethymno, Crete, until dawn,

Turkish Map Shows Greek Islands, Crete Belonging to Turkey

Far-right nationalist Turkish politician and Erdogan ally Devlet Bahçeli released a map that indicates that the Greek islands in the Aegean and even Crete...

Talos: The Giant Mythological Robot Protecting Crete

The legend of Talos, the Ancient Greek robot, can be given an impressive distinction: it birthed the first humanoid robot in history.