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Festos Palace Ship Hits Heraklion Dock

The ship Festos Palace of Minoan Lines company struck a dock in the port of Heraklion, Crete due to a sudden squall on April...

Turkish Airlines Plans Heraklion-Istanbul Link

Turkish Airlines, expanding its presence as Europe's number one airline, is talking with officials on Crete about a direct flight from Heraklion to Istanbul. A...

Crete Promotes Religious Tourism to Russians

Crete counts on the influx of tourists from Russia, while is significantly investing in religious tourism. On May 18, a mission of the Region of Crete is...

Crete Wants the Honeymooners

On March 16, Zacharias Doxastakis, Mayor of the Hersonissos municipality in Crete, presented a program of political-actions for promoting sustainable tourism development. Among others, particular...

Greek Farmers Protest Austerity Cuts

About 2,000 farmers from across Greece gathered in central Athens on March 5 to rally in front of the Parliament and protest of harsh...

Crete, Cyprus Promote Olive Oil

A new olive oil products business project is going to run in Crete and Cyprus aimed at promoting foods and dishes using only olive...

4.3 R Quake Between the Islands of Crete and Karpathos

An moderate undersea earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was reported to have struck the area between the islands of Crete and Karpathos...

Greek Goddess Europa Adorns New Five-Euro Note

The ancient Greek goddess Europa who was abducted and raped by the god Zeus is to be featured on new five-euro notes which will...

Modern Day Greek Santa Delivers Gifts

It seems that Crete had its very own Santa Claus this year. Dimitris Apostolakis, a DHL courier employee, decided to gather food, clothing, toys...

Cretan Mandolin Players Get Guinness Record

The 414 players at the Sept. 5 Cretan Mandolin Festival were given a Guinness World Record on Dec. 31, the last given for the...

Germans Harvest Cretan Olives and Life

Cologne’s Thomas More Academy visited Crete in order to harvest olives and see up close the Cretan products. “This year we came along with 30...

Turkish Ship In Greek Waters Again

Greek officials said a Turkish ship, a corvette named Beykoz, entered Greek waters again, this time near Cape Sounion, not far from Athens' southern...

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