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The capital of Crete, Heraklion, has recently surprised the travel community by being announced as Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017. According to Euromonitor (photo Gabi Ancarola)

Europe’s Top City Destination is Greek

  The capital of Crete, Herakleion, has recently surprised the travel community by being announced as Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017. According to...

December 8: A Cursed Day for the Town of Chania in Crete

The city of Chania in Crete has terrible memories of December 8, as two major disasters occurred in the space of only three years,...

Dramatic Video of Greek Coast Guard Intercepting Vessel Carrying Tons of Drugs

The Greek Coast Guard released a video of the operation of the coast guard intercepting a vessel south of Crete, suspected of transporting drugs. A coast...

Tons of Cannabis Found on Vessel South of Crete

A Tanzania-flagged vessel that was intercepted by the Coast Guard south of the island of Crete, was loaded with approximately 7 tons of processed...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

Thousands Gather in Crete to Honor Dutch Coach Eugene Gerards

Thousands of football fans gathered at Iraklio football ground on Monday to honor 77-year-old Dutchman Eugene Gerards, who coached OFI Crete from 1985 to...

Director Yiannis Smaragdis at “Nikos Kazantzakis” Film Advance Premiere in Herakleion (video)

The advance premiere of the long-awaited "Nikos Kazantzakis" movie, took place in Herakleion, Crete on Wednesday, in the presence of director Yiannis Smaragdis and...

Four-Wheel Motorcyclists Protest in Athens against Traffic Ban (photos)

Hundreds of four-wheel motorcyclists drove through the streets of Athens to protest against the changes of the Road Traffic Code, which bans all-terrain vehicles...

Greek Mother Pleads for Help for 5 Year Old Dimitris (video)

Ioanna, a 34-old mother from Chania in Crete, is pleading for help to save her 5 year old boy who is suffering from a...

How the Holocaust of Arkadi Put an End to Legitimacy of Ottoman Rule in...

Although mainland Greece had been liberated from the Ottomans since the late 1820s, Crete was still suffering under Sultan rule. The Ottoman oppression forced the...

NATO Tests its Missile Defence Capabilities in Crete

Live-fire "Artemis Strike" exercise, which is being held in Crete for the next two weeks, with Germany leading, will test NATO's ability to deter,...
Cretan Wine, OiNotika 2017, Athens.(photo by Gabi Ancarola).

OiNotika 2017: Second Cretan Wine Fair in Athens

The second Cretan Wine Fair, OiNotika, with the participation of twenty-five wineries took place in Athens last weekend. The exhibition included seminars and wine tasting,...

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