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At Least Three Dead, Dozens Rescued after Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Crete

At least three people drowned and 56 were rescued when a migrant boat capsized due to heavy winds off the island of Crete late on Monday, the Greek Coast Guard said in an announcement. The dead included one woman and...

Unusually High Numbers of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nests in Mediterranean This Year

According to ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, 2020 has seen an unusually high number of loggerhead sea turtle nests in waters around Greece and in the Mediterranean as a whole. After surveying the 75 km (47 miles)...

Risk of New Lockdown as Mask-Wearing Cretans Are a Rare Sight

By Benjamin Newton Wylie-Black As many will be aware, areas of Greece have undergone and are undergoing local restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve of new Covid-19 cases and, while I cannot speak about other areas in Greece,...

Greece Announces 183 New Covid Cases, Emergency Measures for Heraklion

A total of 183 new coronavirus cases were recorded by Greek health officials on Monday, along with four new deaths in the country. Ten of the new cases were found through testing at points of entry around the nation. The total...

Flotilla of Fishing Boats Brings Home-Made Food to Navy Frigate Patrolling Greek Waters

A flotilla of Greek fishing boats loaded with fresh home-made food, vegetables and other supplies set sail recently from the town of Myrtos, near Ierapetra, Crete to the Hellenic Navy frigate "Limnos" as a  token gesture of gratitude to...

Joint Greek-US Military Exercise Held South of Crete

A joint Greek-US aeronautical exercise was held on Monday in the sea area south of Crete. According to a Hellenic National Defence General Staff's announcement, the exercise, which is part of the ongoing military cooperation between Greece and the United...

The Mystery of the Oldest Throne in Europe at the Cretan Palace of Knossos

In the palace of Knossos, at the centre of Minoan civilization, a magnificent throne room built during the 15th century BC is considered the oldest such room in Europe. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace...

Large Fire Breaks Out in Chania, Crete

Firefighters are on the scene of a large fire that broke out in Chania, Crete on Wednesday. According to sources in the fire department, the blaze broke out in an agricultural and forested area in D.E. Pelekanos in the...

German Tourists Landing in Greece Without PLF Form Hit with Stiff Fines

German vacationers were hit with 500 euro fines when they landed at Heraklion airport on Crete on Wednesday without having filled up the "Passenger Locator Form" (PLF) prior to coming to the country. Greece requires from travelers to the country...

Former Banker Leaves US to Reconnect with Parents’ Homeland in Greece

Peter Manuselis was once in many ways a typical Greek-American -- but growing up in North Canton, Ohio with his immigrant parents, he simply could not identify with their original culture or language -- even actively avoiding their foreign...