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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.

Minoan-Era Skeleton of Female Found Intact on Crete

Important remains from the Early Minoan era (circa 2,600 BC), including an intact skeleton of a woman, were revealed recently near the complex of monuments currently being excavated by archaeologists in Sisi, in the Lasithi region on Crete. "After the...

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...

Greece Wins Three Cultural Heritage Awards

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards for 2015. Three of which were awarded to Greece. The awards were given to Antouaniko Mansion in Chios, the restoration of...

Time Travel: 300-Year-Old Abandoned Village Turned Hotel in Crete

Aspros Potamos, a 300 hundred year old abandoned settlement in Crete, Greece, has recently being transformed into a hotel, whose amenities (or lack of) will have you traveling back in time. Built from natural local stone and reflecting the color...