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Crete Has Its Own Patron Saint of Love, the Martyr Yakinthos

February 14th is the globally-celebrated day of Saint Valentine, internationally known as the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly...

“Islands of the Winds” Exhibition Opens New Archaeological Museum of Mesara

By Phil Butler, Editor of Argophilia Travel News Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis unveiled the remarkable “Islands of the Winds” exhibition to mark the opening of...

Greece Signs Loan Agreement With European Investment Bank for New Heraklion Airport

Greece on Thursday signed two loan agreements with the European Investment Bank (EIB) worth 330 million euros. The EIB loans, one for the construction of...

Erdogan Claims Crete and Greek Islands Aren’t on Continental Shelf

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again made remarks regarding his country's illegal deal signed with the Tripoli-based Libyan government on what they consider...

Heraklion, Crete to Offer Free Tours to Every Visitor

The authorities of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, announced recently that their municipality will soon be offering free tours to all its visitors. The...

Greek Experts Indicate Possibility of Large Hydrocarbon Deposit South of Crete

A statement issued by the Hellenic (Greek) Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) department on Thursday, says that reliable research results indicates that the seabed region...

Island of Crete Receives One Year’s Worth of Rain in First Week of 2020

The latest storms which have swept across parts of Greece over the last several days brought extensive rainfall to many parts of the country,...

The Naval Base at Souda, Crete: Strategic Asset or Source of Danger for Greece?

At a time when tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating dangerously, the strategic importance of Souda Naval Base on Crete is coming...

Low Temperatures Create Crete’s Only Heart-Shaped Frozen Lake (video)

A drone video recently captured the wild beauty of Crete's region of Omalos in Chania, where the latest round of snow and low temperatures...

Storm ”Hephaestion” Leaves Behind Widespread Disruption and Power Cuts

Greece's most recent winter storm, dubbed ''Hephaestion,'' which brought extensive snowfall, frost and extremely forceful winds to many parts of Greece, is now gradually...

Thousands of Santas Run Through the Streets of Chania, Crete for Charity

Thousands of people dressed in festive Santa Claus gear took part in the ninth-annual "Santa Run" through the streets of Chania, Crete on Thursday. The...

Dog Chained to Tree in Cretan Wilderness Gets Second Chance at Life (video)

A dog found chained to a tree in the middle of nowhere in southern Crete was rescued on Tuesday by a local animal lover...

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