Minoan-Era Skeleton and Stunning Necklace Unearthed on Crete
An intact skeleton of a woman lying next to a stunning necklace and other important artifacts from the Early Minoan era (circa 2,600 BC), were unearthed recently at the archaeological site of Sisi on Crete. Sisi, located in the prefecture...
5.2 Earthquake Rattles Crete
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked eastern Crete on Saturday morning according to an announcement by the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. There are no reports of injuries to people or damage to structures. The quake,...
Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau
The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on all sides by the huge mass of the majestic Dikti Mountains. By Tony Cross For someone who...
Gorge Of Richtis: A Lush Hiking Destination in Eastern Crete
The Richtis Gorge in eastern Crete may not be as well known as the Samaria Gorge, but it is a lush paradise. It's a very special place.
Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort
Áspros Potamós (White River in English) is a settlement in eastern Crete, in the regional unit of Lasithi, whose history and past are blending nicely with modern-day entrepreneurship, offering its lucky visitors an unforgettable experience. A few years ago, this...
New Data Reveal Extent of Cretan Fires
An area of 1,534 hectares was burnt on Crete in 2018 by the fires that broke out on the island during the year. According to Greece’s Fire Brigade, 556 fires that burned farmland and forests were recorded on the island...
The Windmills of Lasithi that Saved Lives in Ethiopia, India
The Mayor of Lasithi Plateau Yiannis Stefanakis has petitioned Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports to include the windmills of Lasithi to the National Catalog of Intangible Cultural Heritage, according to the Athens News Agency (ANA). According to the mayor,...
Fires Raging in Southern Crete, Greece
A great fire broke out late on Monday morning in a wild forest area in Apesokari of Gortyna, in the Heraklion prefecture on the island of Crete. Currently, 20 firefighters with 10 fire trucks and an army unit are fighting...
4.5 Richter Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Crete
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded at 5:16 am in the marine area south-southeast of Lasithi in Crete, noted the National Observatories' Athens Institute of Geodynamics. The tremor’s epicenter was detected 64 kilometers south-southeast of Zakros...
Austrian Hikers Missing in Kapsa Gorge Found Dead
Two hikers from Austria that were reported missing and possibly seriously injured in their attempt to traverse Kapsa Gorge in the Makry Gialos area of Lasithi on Crete, Greece, have been found dead, rescue workers announced on Friday. The two...
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