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Trial of Man Accused of US Scientist's Murder on Crete to Begin Tuesday

The trial of Pantelis Zelios, a local Cretan man who has been accused of the grisly murder of an American scientist in the summer of 2019 will begin on Tuesday. The Cretan city of Rethymno will be the location of...

Ancient Site on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization

The Eleftherna region in the prefecture of Rethymno, Crete aims to become the most important tourist destination on the island by capitalizing on the wealth of archaeological treasures discovered in the area, as well as its gleaming new museum. Also...

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...

Greece's Crete has 2nd Largest Number of Beachfront Hotels in the Mediterranean

The Greek island of Crete has the second largest number of beachfront hotels in the Mediterranean, making it a top seaside holiday destination, according to the specialised hotel search engine www.travelmyth.gr. Specifically, Crete has 677 hotels next to the beach,...

Crete's Rethymno Proclaimed European Wine City 2018

Rethymno was officially proclaimed European Wine City – Dyonisos 2018 by Recevin, the European Network of Wine Cities. The network is formed by the national wine associations of eleven member countries and consists of around 800 European cities. Located on...

What to Do in Rethymno, on the Greek Island of Crete

Although it is the third largest town on the island, Rethymno still keeps a provincial flair rather distant from the larger towns of Heraklion and Chania. Rethymno is one of the best places one can see much of Crete's...

Crete's Rethymno Celebrates Colorful Greek Carnival (Photos and Video)

It all started back in 1914 and ever since, year after year, the Cretan city of Rethymno hosts a traditional carnival celebration like no other place in Greece. Over three weeks, the Cretan coastal city holds parties and masquerades with...