How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II
The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II
The 10 Best Beaches in Crete
Crete is the largest island in Greece and its coastline of 1,046 km, or 650 miles, makes for some extraordinary beaches. Holidaymakers who have already discovered this island treasure come back year after year to visit old favorites and discover...
When King Charles Visited Knossos Palace on Crete
The King of the United Kingdom, Charles, whose coronation takes place today, May 6, is a staunch Philhellene and has visited Greece several times. On one of his trips with Queen Consort Camilla, as she is now known, they...
Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths
When it comes to Greek myths it seems that we are just as fascinated as ever. Not all myths are thought to be complete fabrications.
Crete Showcases Rich Ancient History in Three New Museums
Crete is showcasing its rich ancient history with three new archeological museums at Messara, Agios Nikolaos and Archanes. The museum at Messara is ready and opened to the public earlier this month. The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is expected...
Samaria Gorge in Crete Set to Reopen in May
The Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will be ready to welcome visitors in May as the maintenance and restoration works on its main path have started, local authorities said on Tuesday. The work includes bridge restoration, maintenance of...
Cars Banned at Elafonisi, One of the Most Beautiful Beaches of Crete
Cars will be banned from Elafonisi, one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete and Greece, following a decision by the local council to ease congestion and protect the environment. "We need to respect the environment and put some order...
Calypso’s Paradise: Gavdos, the Southernmost Greek Island
Gavdos is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much larger neighbor, Crete.
Troubled Waters in Eastern Med: The Case of Crete’s EEZ
The island of Crete illustrates how Turkey is attempting to curtail the exercise of Greece’s sovereign rights regarding the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). By Dr. Stathis Palassis The island of Crete is situated between the Aegean and Libyan Seas. It has...
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,...