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December 8: Naval and Air Disasters Make it a Cursed Day for Crete

The city of Chania in Crete has terrible memories of December 8, as two major disasters occurred in the space of only three years, with a loss of more than 300 lives between them. On December 8, 1966, a ferry...

A Ship Sinking Tragedy That Rocked Greece [Photos]

On the night of December 7 to 8, 1966, Greek ship "Heraklion," en route from Chania, Crete, to Piraeus, capsized and sank near the island of Falkonera. The sinking resulted in the death of hundreds of people onboard and still remains one...