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Minoan Palace in Crete Flooded After Heavy Rainfall

The ancient workshops excavated in the Malia palace complex, in northeast Crete, have been flooded after heavy rain in the area this week, the Culture Ministry said on Wednesday, with underground pipes unable to channel water away from a...

Malia's Mysteries Draw Visitors to Crete

The Greek island of Crete sees thousands of people visit for its rich array of archaeological treasures. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is only minutes from Heraklion and those with a deeper interest in history travel to the southern coast to see...

Buried Beach Ball Found in Greece after 34 Years (photos)

An Englishman who buried a beach ball on the Greek island of Crete 34 years ago has been tracked down with the help of social media this week. Stephen Smallwood buried the ball, which had his name and address written...

Popular Tourist Resort in Crete Bans Boozy British Youngsters

Hoteliers in Malia, Crete have become fed up with the unruly behaviour of young –mainly British – holidaymakers and are refusing to accept bookings. Ninety-five per cent of the Greek town’s hotels have signed up to a plan to ban...

18-Year-Old British Tourist Found Dead in Crete

A gifted British athlete passed away after a fight that broke outside a bar in Malia, Crete. Archie Lloyd was an 18-year-old student at Harrow, one of Britain's leading independent schools. Lloyd was involved in a drunken brawl and hit his...

52-year-old Brit Arrested in Crete for Taking Pictures of a Minor

A 52-year-old British tourist is being held by Greek Police following a complaint by a father, in Hersonisos, Crete, who realized that the foreigner was taking pictures of his little girl on the beach. The minor's father noticed that the...

Murder in Malia Widely Covered by UK Media

The mother of 19-year-old Tyrell Matthews-Burton, who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation last year between 30 British tourists in Malia on Crete,  is urging the Greek authorities to identify and bring to trial those responsible for his murder. Mrs. Matthews-Burton was present...

Greek Justice Responds to Publication About Rapes in Malia

Greek Justice responded to the provocative publication of the British newspaper Daily Mirror, which presented the touristic region Malia as “a hellhole of rapes of British women,” based on reported incidents. The development of criminal cases shows that in many...

Spate of Rapes In Malia, Crete

The British newspaper Mirror published a long article on July 29 under the title “”Malia 2013: Three British girls raped in a week in notorious Crete party resort.” The article lies on the first page of the electronic edition of...

Despite Tourist Killing, UK Ambassador Says Greece Safe

The United Kingdom's Ambassador to Greece, John Kittmer, visited Malia, Crete and met with the family of Tyrell Matthews Burton, the young British man who was murdered on Crete and said that despite the tragedy, “Greece is a hospitable,...