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Tornado sweeps through Maleme beach on Crete (video)

A tornado swept through Maleme Beach in Platanias in the prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete causing damages to local businesses. Local media speak of an unprecedented phenomenon as an impressive waterspout was first formed in the sea, an unusual phenomenon in the area. “Typically a waterspout weaken …

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Impressive waterspout formed off Gerani, Chania (video)

Barometric low Daedalus that hit Chania in Western Crete brought not only tons of rain and mud but also an impressive waterspout. The waterspout appeared in the sea off Gerani village by Chania. “The phenomenon was unusual and very impressive,” writes local media zarpanews.gr. that uploaded the video. The water …

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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete

A local high school teacher has been arrested for the theft of fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, on the island of Crete. A part of the stolen human-like footprints were found in the home of the 55-year-old who is a resident of Kissamos. Security cameras had recorded the thief when …

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Prank in a bar in Chania leaves tourist unconscious (video)

A group of  five brainless men decided to go for a prank against a tourist. It is a miracle that the tasteless trick did not have a tragic ending. A video from the security camera in a bar in Almyrida in Chania on the island of Crete, shows a group …

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Missing 60-year-old British expat found dead in Platanias, Crete. Suicide?

A missing British expat was  found  dead on Friday afternoon. He had reportedly committed suicide. The 60-year-old man had been living along his British wife in a village of Platanias municipality during the last few years. The man left his home last Sunday. Concerned about his disappearance, his wife turned …

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National Meteo Service warns of “express” weather deterioration with rain, storms, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a ‘weather deterioration’ report and warns of extreme rainfalls, storms, hail and very strong winds in several regions across the country. The EMY warning refers to today, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29-30 2017. The forecast predicts that the extreme weather deterioration will …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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Rainfalls, Storms, Hail… sudden change in the August weather

Enough with this permanent sunshine and the high temperatures. Meteorologists forecast a sudden change in the weather with rainfalls and sporadic storms and temperature drop up to 5 degrees Celsius. Forecast Monday, 21 August 2017 The rain weather will set initially in northern Greece and will gradually move to most …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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