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50-year-old French Tourist Found Dead in Hotel Pool in Ierapetra, Crete

A 50-year-old French tourist who was vacationing in Ierapetra, Crete, was found dead in a swimming pool. The man was found floating in the pool of the hotel, where he was staying with his wife. There was an immediate alert...

Playful Whale Appears South of Crete [video]

A rare sperm whale was caught on camera at Ierapetra, south of Crete. These whales reach 11-18 meters in length and hold the diving records as far as whales go as they can reach depths of 2,250 meters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmFxHK8PEXM  

Two Earthquakes Shake the Greek Island of Crete

Two earthquakes, measuring 4.6 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, occurred in the early hours today, August 27, one about 20 minutes after the other in the submarine area south of Ierapetra on the Greek island of Crete. The tremors...

Famous Austrians Choose Greece Despite Crisis

Several famous Austrians, from Former Chancellor Franz Vranitzky to the public Austrian Radio and Television general manager Alexander Wrabetz, will continue to remain loyal to Greece, according to an article published in today’s issue of Austrian newspaper Österreich. In the...

4.4 Magnitude Tremor Shakes Up South of Crete

The Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens announced that an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 12:32 a.m. on Monday morning, in a maritime area southeast of Crete, Greece. It was felt around...

700 Immigrants of M/V 'Baris' Safe in Crete [Video]

The 700 immigrants traveling on board the Kiribati-flagged cargo ship M/V "Baris" have finally been towed by Hellenic Navy frigate "Hydra" to safety at the port of Ierapetra, Crete, after three days floating adrift, while medical examinations found them Ebola-free, in relief...

700 Immigrants of M/V 'Baris' to be Tested for Ebola

In a basketball court in Ierapetra, Crete, will eventually be transferred the 700 immigrants from various countries that were on board the cargo ship M/V “Baris” since last week, while on Monday it sent an SOS signal as it was...

4.2 Earthquake South of Crete

A 4.2-magnitude quake struck south of Ierapetra, on the Greek island of Crete, shortly after 1am local time on Sunday. The quake was 10km deep, according to the Greek Institute of Geodynamics. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The...

Crete School Seeks Parental Consent for Holy Communion

The director of an elementary school in Ierapetra in Crete, Greece, has asked parents to confirm that their children are prepared to receive Holy Communion. Specifically, last Thursday the students returned home with a form requiring parental signature to...

Crete: Man Kills Himself After Murdering Father and Sister

A terrible tragedy struck just a few hours ago in Ierapetra, Crete, where according to the Greek police a 54-year-old man killed his father and sister with a shotgun in cold blood before committing suicide. The 54-year-old is a pharmacist...