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Traditional Sights of Chania:The Lighthouse right after sunset. (photo by Gabi Ancarola)

Best Traditional Destinations in Chania, Crete

  Chania is one of the largest cities of Crete, second only to the capital of the island, Heraklion. Busy and full of life; Chania...

The Dismal State of the Greek Health System in Two Photos

The deteriorating state of the Greek health system is pictured in these photos taken at the emergency unit of the Venizeleio Hospital of Crete. Hospital...

Most Suspects in Lempidakis Kidnapping Case Arrested

Greek authorities say that most of the suspects in the case of the kidnapping of Greek businessman Michalis Lempidakis have been arrested. Lempidakis was held...

16-Year Old Girl Accomplice in Greek Businessman Kidnapping

A 16 year old girl arrested by police in connection to the kidnapping of Michalis Lempidakis in Crete, was released on bail by a...

Greek Businessman Returns to Work a Day after 6-Month Kidnapping Ordeal Ends

Michalis Lempidakis turned up to work in his plastics factory in Crete, only a day after police freed him from his kidnappers. The 54-year-old businessman,...

Kidnapped Greek Businessman Set Free After 6 Months in Captivity

Greek police in Crete stormed a hideout near the town of Rethymno, where the businessman Michalis Lempidakis was being held hostage for six months. 54-year-old...

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...

Meet Mr. Gipakis: The Chinese Chef Who Changed his Name for his Beloved Crete

A Chinese man felt so much in love with Crete that he changed his name to reflect his new adopted identity as a proud...

Two New National Observatory Stations on Crete to Provide New Snow Data for Greece,...

Two fully equipped meteorological and snow-measurement stations on Crete, set up by researchers of the National Athens Observatory and SCiENTACT company, will allow Greece...

Greece’s Target of “Brain Gain” for the Next Five Years is Feasible, PM Says...

The government has placed special emphasis on research and technology, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, during a visit to the Cretan premises of the...

Coast Guard Locates Refugee Sailboat in Distress South of Gavdos

The Greek coast guard located south of the island of Gavdos a sailboat with refugees and migrants which they believe is the one that...

Baby Whale Rescued in Crete, Returns to High Seas

A 5-metre-long baby whale spotted by a citizen early Friday morning on Karavovrysi beach, Phaestos, Crete, was rescued by the local coastguard. The small mammal,...

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