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Christmas Events at Cretaquarium

Holiday events are currently being held at the Cretaquarium on the island of Crete, complete with a Santa Claus on hand amidst the sharks and hundreds of others of marine organisms hosted in the facility's aquariums, and will run...

Greek Researchers Reveal Novel Mechanism Of Necrotic Neurodegeneration

Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the TEI of Crete reveals a novel molecular mechanism required for the degeneration of nerve cells. The research was published in the international scientific periodical EMBO Journal...

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Crete

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Crete on Wednesday, at 2:17pm. No damages or injuries have been reported so far. Seismologists place the epicenter of the quake 111km south of the city of Heraklion and 423km southeast of...

Study Reveals Lower Mortality Rate in Crete than Any Area in the Mediterranean

According to the Los Angeles Times, the traditional diet in Greece is different from the traditional diet in France, is different from the traditional diet in Spain. And while all of these diets are considered Mediterranean, it stands to...

News from Finds at the Minoan Palace of Zakros

Minoan civilisation, and Zakros Palace in particular, are the focus of the 11th International Cretological Congress on October 21-27 in Rethymnon, one of the three big cities[...]

Human Bones Found Off of Crete

On Wednesday morning, a man discovered human bones near the shore of the islet Lazareta a few miles off Crete. The man immediately contacted the Hellenic Coast Guard, who rushed to the point, collected the findings and sent them to...

New Senseless Tragedy Rocks Crete

A new Cretan tragedy with a 53-year-old shot dead and an eighteen-year old heavily injured took place yesterday in Tsikalaria, a village near Chania revealing for once more the island's ugly face. The cycle of blood started from an ordinary fight between two teenage boys over...

Events in Crete in Honour of Papadiamantis

A commemoration event will be held in Chania, Crete on the 12th of October, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., dedicated to Alexandros Papadiamantis' work. The Municipal Library of Chania in collaboration with the High School of Chania organizes this event...

Woman Arrested Carrying Two Kilos of Heroin

An Albanian woman was arrested because two kilos of heroin were found in her handbag early on Friday in Iraklion, Crete. According to police authorities, this was one of the largest quantities of drug substances to be confiscated on the...

5.2 Earthquake Strikes Crete

Seismologists in Athens say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the southern Greek island of Crete. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 3:08...