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Zach Galifianakis Becomes Godfather in Crete, His Ancestral Home

Zach Galifianakis was spotted on Crete, his grandparent's homeland, where he became the godfather of his niece at a church ceremony in Chania on Sunday. The little girl, baptized Katerina, is the child of his first cousin, local news site...

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries.

Inside the Magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete

The Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete. 

4.6 Earthquake Rattles Crete on Wednesday

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit the sea area south of Crete in the early hours of Wednesday. Although the quake was felt as far as north as Heraklion, there have been no reports of damage. According to the National Observatory of...

Heraklion: Discover the Capital of Crete

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, is an ancient city that perhaps is under-appreciated for its many attractions.

Strong 5.3 Aftershock Hits Crete After Monday’s Deadly Earthquake

A strong aftershock measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Crete early on Tuesday as the Greek island is rocked by multiple tremors following Monday's 5.8 earthquake that claimed the life of one person and injured more than a...

One Dead as 5.8 Earthquake Rattles Crete

At least one person was killed and several were slightly injured after a powerful 5.8 earthquake rattled Crete, an island in Greece, on Monday morning. The quake occurred at 9:17, AM, 23 kilometers (14 miles) northwest of the town of...

Coronavirus Cases Spike in Greece, Mini Lockdown in Heraklion

Greece recorded a rise in the number of daily coronavirus in the country on Tuesday, as 4,181 total cases were recorded across the country.

US President’s Granddaughter Maisy Biden In Greece for Vacation

Maisy Biden, one of the granddaughters of US President Joe Biden is in Greece for her vacation, it was reported on Wednesday.

Emergency Coronavirus Restrictions Imposed on Mykonos

New, strict measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be imposed on the popular Greek island of Mykonos, it was made public on Saturday afternoon.