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Moderate Earthquake, 4.9 Richter, Hits Crete

A moderate earthquake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked the island of Crete on Thursday afternoon. The quake's epicenter is thought to be located under the sea 50 kilometers (just over 30 miles) north of the coastal town of...

Aradena: Crete's Ghost-Town Hanging on the Edge of a Gorge

Aradena is an abandoned settlement in the region of Sfakia on the island of Crete, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, despite being on the very edge of a steep cliff! The strange but interesting story of the village...

Meet the Greek Captain of the Year From Crete

Captain Apostolos Apostolakis was awarded Seafarer of the Year at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards last week for his professionalism and expertise in dealing with a coronavirus-related passenger emergency this past Spring. The award ceremony was held virtually on...

Crete Celebrates Union with Greece On December 1st

On December 1st, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state, after exactly one month earlier, Sultan Mehmet V had relinquished all sovereignty over the island. Crete's liberation from Ottoman rule was a violent struggle that...

US Army Chooses Cretan Water to Quench its Thirst

The Greek bottled water brand Zaros, which comes from the Cretan village of the same name, will soon be slaking the thirst of the US Armed Forces, according to a list of approved products to be purchased by the...

Greek Startup Develops Hand-Held Covid Detection Device

Greek startup Biopix-T has developed a mobile Covid-19 detection device, called Iris, which can identify the presence of the virus in a sample in just half an hour. The device, which functions just like a mini laboratory, is expected...

Greek Nurses Volunteer to Travel from Crete to Thessaloniki to Battle Covid

Ten nurses are travelling from Crete to Thessaloniki on Wednesday, in order to voluntarily assist their medical colleagues in the fight against the coronavirus. The Greek Minister of Health, Vasilis Kikilias, announced that nurses named Vasiliki, Olympia, Evangelia, Artemis, Katerina,...

Minoan Palace in Crete Flooded After Heavy Rainfall

The ancient workshops excavated in the Malia palace complex, in northeast Crete, have been flooded after heavy rain in the area this week, the Culture Ministry said on Wednesday, with underground pipes unable to channel water away from a...

Dozens of Homes Flooded After Heavy Downpours Hit Crete

The Fire Service in northern Crete responded to dozens of calls for help on Tuesday as many homes became flooded from the heavy downpours that the region experienced. Most of the flooding occurred in and around Hersonissos, and firefighters are...

PM Mitsotakis on OXI Day: Drawing on Historic Greek Values to Face Today's Challenges

On the occasion of OXI Day, the great national holiday of Greece, when it celebrates the resounding "NO!" uttered by its Prime Minister to Mussolini's forces on October 28, 1940, the Greek President and Prime Minister spoke at events...