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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...

Giant, Highly Toxic Lagocephalus Fish Caught off Crete

A huge toxic fish, known as "Lagocephalus" or the Silver-cheeked toadfish, was caught by fishermen near Ierapetra, southern Crete on Thursday. The fishermen say that...

Torrential Rains Cause Floods, Damages in Crete (video)

The torrential downpour on Saturday caused floods and damages in Crete, with the Sitia and Ierapetra areas suffering the most, as human lives were...

Takis’ Shelter: The Greek Man Who Devotes His Life to Animals (video)

Takis Proestakis, a former Greek businessman in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned...

Greek Coast Guard Snatch Boat Carrying 2 Tons of Cannabis (video)

The Hellenic Coast Guard on Saturday seized a boat carrying two tons of processed cannabis, 40 nautical miles off Ierapetra, Crete. The 20-meter tug boat...

Another Clay Amphora With Human Bones at Ierapetra, Crete

A clay amphora containing human bones was found in the area of Gra Lygia, Ierapetra, in Crete. This is the second clay amphora with...

50-year-old French Tourist Found Dead in Hotel Pool in Ierapetra, Crete

A 50-year-old French tourist who was vacationing in Ierapetra, Crete, was found dead in a swimming pool. The man was found floating in the pool...

Playful Whale Appears South of Crete [video]

A rare sperm whale was caught on camera at Ierapetra, south of Crete. These whales reach 11-18 meters in length and hold the diving...

Two Earthquakes Shake the Greek Island of Crete

Two earthquakes, measuring 4.6 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, occurred in the early hours today, August 27, one about 20 minutes after the...

4.4 Magnitude Tremor Shakes Up South of Crete

The Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens announced that an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 12:32 a.m....

700 Immigrants of M/V ‘Baris’ Safe in Crete [Video]

The 700 immigrants traveling on board the Kiribati-flagged cargo ship M/V "Baris" have finally been towed by Hellenic Navy frigate "Hydra" to safety at the port...

700 Immigrants of M/V ‘Baris’ to be Tested for Ebola

In a basketball court in Ierapetra, Crete, will eventually be transferred the 700 immigrants from various countries that were on board the cargo ship M/V...

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