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The Ancient Tree of Vouves (Courtesy of The Tiny Book).

The World’s Oldest Living Olive Tree Is on Crete (video)

Scientists estimate that the olive tree has been in the village of Ano Vouves in Chania for more than 3000 years.

Gavdos, an Island at the End of the Continent

Described by Homer as the place where Odysseus shipwrecked on his way back from Troy, Gavdos is a remote island located 45 km (28 miles)...

The Beauty of Loutro in Southern Crete (photos)

Loutro (from the Greek "bath") is a small and picturesque fishing village on the southern coast of the Chania Prefecture in the west of...

Region of Sfakia: Cretan Roads with a View (photos)

Fans of the Cretan landscape, can comfortably visit the island by renting a car and venturing through the unique and beautiful mountain roads. Those...

U.S. Spy Planes Land on Crete

As tension over Syria builds up, two U.S. spy planes have landed at Heraklion airport in Crete. The MC-12S EMARSS and MC-12W Liberty planes have been...
Port of Chania, blurred by the African dust.

Dust Clouds Returning to Greece, Scientists Warn

Greece's meteorologists are warning of a return of the wind-borne Saharan dust which blanketed many parts of the country last month. The Athens National Observatory's...

Amazing Greek Cave Art Found to be Over 11,000 Years Old

Archaeologists have discovered in a cave in Crete what is probably the earliest Greek art, dating back to the last Ice Age, according to the Journal...

Ryanair to Suspend Greek Summer Flights to Chania, Rhodes

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to apparently suspend domestic flights from Athens to Rhodes and Chania, Crete, citing "operational reasons". Passengers were informed of the move...

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...

The Last Phyllo Master of Rethymno

Hidden in the quiet backstreets of the old town of Rethymno, on the Greek island of Crete, a plethora of long-time gone traditions still...

Greece to Restrict Access to Majestic Cretan Beach

Greece is set to impose restrictions on the number of bathers to protect the environment and avoid congestion at one of the most beautiful...

Five Caves Worth Exploring on the Island of Crete

There are hundreds of caves scattered around the Greek island of Crete and all of them are worth a visit, either for their natural...

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