Minoan Ancient Palaces of Crete in Bid for UNESCO Approval
Greek authorities are finalizing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the Ministry of Culture in September and includes the palaces of Zakros, Knossos,...
Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete to Get a Makeover
The former leper colony of Spinalonga just off the coast of Crete will be restored in order to create exhibition spaces, the Greek Culture Ministry announced. The restoration of the buildings of the Leprosy Hospital is part of the ministry’s...
Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century
Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries.
Greek Islands and Renewable Energy: A Green Future
Greek islands are attracting significant investments in renewable energy. But switching to renewable energy is a challenge for islands whose grids are isolated from the mainland. There are also environmental concerns. By Evan Bourtis Near the coastline of Crete, winding roads...
Greece has ‘High Expectations’ from Gas Deposits Off Crete
The government in Greece said Tuesday it has "high expectations" from the exploration of natural gas in the maritime area off Crete. Greece began gas exploration starting with seismic surveys in November 2022 conducted by the ExxonMobil/HelleniQ Energy joint venture...
Tripadvisor Ranks Greece Among Best Places to Visit in 2023
Tripadvisor has ranked Greece as one of the best places to visit in 2023. Several locations in Greece have appeared in rankings compiled by the travel website. Tripadvisor lauded Greece for its culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Many locations in...
Greek Stray Dog Stands Guard by His Fallen Friend in Heartbreaking Video
A stray dog stood guard by his fallen friend in the middle of the road in footage filmed on Monday on Crete. The footage, shot by a female driver in Heraklion, shows the animal standing by his friend and not...
New DNA Analysis Reveals Ancient Minoan Marriage Rules
New DNA analysis of ancient Minoan genomes show that the choice of marriage partners was determined by one's own kinship. First cousin marriages were not unusual to the Minoans of the Bronze Age. A team of scientists from the Max...
Keanu Reeves Imposter Defrauds Thousands from Greek Woman
A Keanu Reeves imposter stole at least 150,000 euros ($162,000) from a woman on Crete, Greece after he convinced her to lend him money to complete his next movie production. The 55-year-old woman believed she had met the real Keanu...
A Walk Through Crete, Birthplace of the Minoans
The only way to truly appreciate the beauty and majesty of the landscape of Crete is to walk through it. There are more walking routes on the island than you can count; some are well-known or signposted, and others...