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Escape Mass Tourism in the Traditional Cretan Village of Mochos

The vast Cretan landscape offers a colorful palette of opportunities for those looking to relax and enjoy authentic experiences. Other than stunning beaches and...

Crete’s Heraklion Wins 3 Greek Tourism Awards (video)

The Municipality of Heraklion has won three prizes at the Greek Tourism Awards 2018. This week's event at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center in Athens was...
View of the Piano Nobile on top of the Room of the Throne, near the Bull fresco (Courtesy of Brewminate).

Inside Crete’s Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located about five kilometers (three miles) south of Heraklion, on the rather low Kephala hill, the Palace of Knossos was the largest of the...

Anarchists Ransack German Consulate in Crete

A group of anarchists has stormed the German consulate in Heraklion, Crete and unfolded a huge banner with slogans against Turkey's military operation in Syria. According...

Ammunition Seized from Tanzania-Flagged Ship to Be Transferred to Army Warehouse

The 410 tons of explosives impounded by Greek authorities from the Tanzania-flagged freighter "Andromeda" on January 8 while the ship was sailing off Crete,...

Greek Authorities Probing ‘Floating Bomb’

A mysterious ship carrying 410 tons of potential explosives seized near Crete is being searched by the authorities, as its owner warns any accident "could...
Heraklion is an open museum that anybody can visit without the need of a ticket.

Visit These 5 Free Sights in Heraklion

  They say it’s not as beautiful as Chania nor as romantic as Rethymno. It doesn't have the mysteries of Elounda, nor the beaches of...
An abandoned village in Crete makes it all the way to Los Angeles

Abandoned Village in Crete Makes it All the Way to LA

  Kalami, an abandoned village made of stone buildings, open doors, and broken windows, currently home to only 8 inhabitants, has made it to the...
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...

Traveler Flies to Crete as Only Passenger on Plane

Author Karon Grieve flew from Glasgow to Heraklion, Crete on a jet all by herself; and she had only paid 46 British pounds for...

Four Greek Airports Among Europe’s Worst

Four Greek regional airports are among the worst in Europe, according to what travelers vote through the Sleeping in Airports website. This year Heraklion in...

Forty-Six Foreigners Arrested in Crete Trying to Fly to Europe with Fake Passports

Hellenic Police (EL.AS) over the weekend arrested a total of 46 foreigners trying to fly to Europe from the Heraklion and Chania, Crete airports...

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