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Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.

86-Year-Old Greek Baker Wows Tourists with Traditional Phyllo Flair

Giorgos Hatziparaskos, an 86-year-old baker from Crete, is one of the last people who creates the iconic Greek phyllo dough by hand.

Crete’s Rizitika Songs Pass Oral History on to New Generations

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.

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking New Research

The Minoan language known as "Linear A" may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet, which can be used to uncover previously-hidden links to the much-better understood Linear B language, which developed later in the prehistoric period. The...

Crete: Dream Location for British Vacationers Post-Lockdown

The Island of Crete is the destination most British vacationers dream about when the pan-European lockdown is lifted. According to new research from TravelSupermarket, the Greek island was the most searched for hotspot by Brits, especially for seven-night getaways. The price...

Greece Signals Intent to Extend Territorial Waters in Crete

Greece reaffirmed on Wednesday its intention to extend the country's territorial waters to 12 nautical miles in Crete. Speaking in Parliament, during a debate on a bill delimitating maritime borders between Greece and Italy, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “Greece can obviously...

Turkish Dissidents Seek Political Asylum in Greece

A group of Turkish dissidents sailed to the Greek island of Crete on Sunday and reportedly applied for political asylum after arriving there. The boat, carrying four men, two women and their children, sailed into the bay of Sitia, accompanied...

UK Newspaper Suggests Brits Should Visit Greek Islands in 2021

One of Great Britain's most popular tabloids, The Mirror, recently published a list of twelve destinations that the British should visit in 2021. Among the top-12 list, one can find many Greek islands, showing how Greek summer destinations are still...

Crete Connects to Mainland Greece’s Power Supply

Greece announced on Wednesday the completion of the construction of an electricity interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese which will provide the island with a cheaper and more secure energy supply. The mammoth project included laying two new submarine cables...

First Hilton Hotel Opens in Crete

The Royal Senses Resort is now the first Hilton Hotel in Crete, as a member of its Curio Collection, a global portfolio of more than 90 unique hotels and resorts. Each property of the Curio Collection offers travelers the authentic...