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Protesters Defy Greek Government’s Restrictions on Demonstrations

Protesters across Greece filled the streets on Thursday, defying the country's recent restriction on demonstrations, to protest the government's latest education bill which calls for police on university campuses. Incredible images of massive demonstrations in the Greek cities of Athens,...

Waterspouts, Torrential Rains Hit Greek Islands

Heavy rains, waterspouts and other extreme weather phenomena, including flooding on Crete, were recorded around the Greek islands in the Aegean on Wednesday as much of the country experienced severe storms. Just past noon on Wednesday, a waterspout, also called...

Greek FM Charges Turkey with "Subverting Stability in the Region"

After a meeting with the EU Foreign Affairs Council, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias charged that Turkey is "subverting peace and stability in the region" by way of its most recent provocations. After speaking with European Council minister in Luxembourg,...

Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

New Crete Airport Project Finally Taking Off

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday attended on Saturday the foundation stone ceremony of the new airport at Heraklion's Kasteli, Crete. Mitsotakis promised that the project which has been had been stalled for many years, will be ready to...

Greece Signs Loan Agreement With European Investment Bank for New Heraklion Airport

Greece on Thursday signed two loan agreements with the European Investment Bank (EIB) worth 330 million euros. The EIB loans, one for the construction of a new international airport in Heraklion, Crete, and the other for priority investments in Greece,...

Heraklion, Crete to Offer Free Tours to Every Visitor

The authorities of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, announced recently that their municipality will soon be offering free tours to all its visitors. The authorities said that they want to offer to both Greek and foreign visitors to the city...

Earthquake Measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale Strikes Crete; No Damage Reported

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck an area of the Mediterranean south of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center calculated the strength of the tremor as 5.6 on the Richter scale,...

34 Individuals Arrested in Heraklion Airport for Fake Travel Documents

It was made public on Monday that the Greek authorities managed to arrest a total of 34 individuals at Heraklion airport in Crete during the last week of August for fake travel documents. More specifically, 20 men and 14 women...