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How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

Ruins of Thriving Minoan Settlement Discovered on Crete

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday, informing the public about the important results of a recent archaeological excavation conducted on Crete. The...

Mammoth Natural Gas Deposit Could be Lying Just South of Crete

Geological surveys of the sea area south of Crete have indicated that up to 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas could be hidden...

Fishermen Save Woman Who Was Lost For 12 Hours in the Sea off Crete...

Two Cretan fishermen managed to save an 18-year old woman who was fighting to survive for more than twelve hours in the sea in...

Greek Leper Colony Turned into Airbnb Accommodations for Adventurous Travelers

A series of caves on Crete used from the 18th century to the mid-20th century to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's Disease) are now...
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The Ultimate Romantic Marriage Proposal — The Cretan Way (video)

A touching video of a traditional marriage proposal, shot in the streets of Heraklion, the largest city on Crete, has gone viral recently. The future...

Ancient Site on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization

The Eleftherna region in the prefecture of Rethymno, Crete aims to become the most important tourist destination on the island by capitalizing on the...

Greece to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas at More than 30 Underwater Sites

More than 30 areas believed to be ripe for hydrocarbon exploration have been identified in the Ionian Sea and the sea area west and...

Greek Parliament Ratifies Concessions for Offshore Drilling in Ionian Sea and Crete

The Greek Parliament on Thursday ratified four concessions allowing the exploratory drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons in regions of the Ionian Sea as well...

Minoan-Era Skeleton of Female Found Intact on Crete

Important remains from the Early Minoan era (circa 2,600 BC), including an intact skeleton of a woman, were revealed recently near the complex of...

UNESCO Representative on Spinalonga to Review Adding it to World Heritage List

Τeresa Colletta, an architect, and representative of UNESCO visited recently the islet of Spinalonga on Crete to review the application to add the historic...

Archives, Possible Throne Room Discovered in Ancient Palace on Crete

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday that a new storage room for valuables in Zominthos Palace, on the plateau of Mount Psiloritis on Crete,...

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