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Greek Island Paradise of Chrysi Boasts Largest Cedar Forest in Europe

The Greek island of Chrysi is one of eighty-one uninhabited islands of Crete and is located eight nautical miles south of Ierapetra. The locals call it “Gaidouronisi” which means “donkey island.” It is a paradise on earth where one can...

The Greek Church with the Finest Byzantine-Era Frescoes

The church of Panagia Kera on Crete contains the finest-preserved Byzantine frescoes on the Greek island, and it is one of the most culturally and historically significant churches. Located near the village of Kritsa in the municipality of Agios Nikolaos,...

Record Numbers of Tourists Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos on Crete

Record numbers of tourists have been visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos, according to the Union of Professional Tourist Guides of Crete.

Drunk Tourist Takes a Dip into an Empty Swimming Pool

A Dutch tourist in Crete was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after he jumped into an empty swimming pool on Saturday. The incident happened at a hotel in Hersonissos, Crete. Reports say that the twenty-year-old tourist was intoxicated...

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 Crete, Greece. By Lisa Radinovsky, editor of Greek Liquid Gold The trees come from the twenty-one olive-growing countries...

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.

Two Femicides in a Single Day Shock Greece

Two femicides that occurred within a few hours of each other on Sunday at Rethymnon, Crete and on Zakynthos have shocked public opinion in Greece. A 56-year-old woman was murdered by her husband on Sunday morning in the village of...

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 paradigm shift. It is just the extended tourism season Greece needs. By Phil Butler Visiting Europe for...

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.