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Femicide in Crete: Man shoots his wife dead

A 39-year-old Albanian national shot with a gun his 29-year-old Romanian wife in their home in Kaminia neighborhood of Heraklio, Crete, early Friday morning. The man called the police saying “Come, I killed my wife”, local media reported. Officers found the victim in the living room. A fight has allegedly …

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Mitsotakis – Blinken meeting in Crete

An overall overview of Greek-US relations, as well as an exchange of views on international and regional issues, dominated the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday, at Chania, Crete. The prime minister received Blinken at his home in Chania …

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Crete: Students found semi-conscious in high school toilet

Alarm for high school students who were found semi-unconscious in a school toilet in Heraklion on the island of Crete on Wednesday morning. Possible scenario is the use of an unknown substances. According to local media information, the students reported that they are dizzy and not well, possibly after using …

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Tons of unlicensed tsikoudia (raki) seized in Crete

Two Cretan producers of traditional tsikoudia, a clear spirit made by distilling grape pomace that is also known as raki, face hundreds of thousands of euros in fines after being caught without the proper permits. The two producers were arrested in separate operations in the region of Iraklio, where one …

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Small aircraft crashes in the sea off NW Crete. Two Dead

A small aircraft crashed in the sea area of Maleme on north-western Crete on Thursday evening. Two people, the pilot and one passenger,are missing. Big Search And Rescue operation underway. The twin-engine aircraft belonging to the Chania Aeroclub crashed in the late afternoon, less than one nautical mile from the …

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Greek Anti-Terror indicts Egyptian man for “inciting to acts of violence”

The Anti-Terror Department of Greece’s police filed an indictment against a 39-year-old Egyptian national for inciting to acts of violence via the internet and social media. The case file was submitted to the Chania First Instance Prosecutor’s Office as the Egyptian man has been living and working in Chania, Crete, …

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Climber exploring Agiofarango canyon dies after fall

A 38-year-old climber fell to his death on Tuesday morning while attempting to cross a canyon in southern Crete. The man, a Greek national, was among a group of climbers exploring Agiofarango when he fell onto the rocks below from a great height, local media reported. It was not clear …

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“Smart” Olives: GPS technology to track olive theft on Crete

Farmers and cooperatives on the island of Crete have begun using GPS chip technology in the shape of olives hanging on the trees to deal with the rising theft of olives during the current harvest season. The use of “smart olives” seemed necessary as the fruit has become especially precious …

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Tourist found dead in Preveli beach, Crete

A 62-year-old man was found unconscious above the beach of Preveli in Rethymnon on the island of Crete earlier on Sunday. According to local media ekriti.gr, the man was a German tourist. He was found on the steps leading to the beach. Passersby informed the ambulance service, however, due difficult …

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Samaria Gorge closed to visitors on Sept 29, due to weather

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization has decided to close the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete on Friday, September 29, 2023 after taking into account the meteorological forecast for rainfalls in the Gorge and the wider area. The decision has been reportedly taken for the safety of …

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High-ranking Police Officer in Chania in custody for extortion

A high-ranking officer of the Greek Police in Chania, Crete, was remanded in custody following his seven-hour testimony to an investigator and a prosecutor. The 53-year-old officer, a native of Chania has been charged with felony charges such as repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, and breach of duty. He …

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Wildfires on Crete partly under control (video)

Firefighters were still trying to put out a fire on Wednesday evening that broke out in the afternoon between the villages of Venerato and Kiparissi in Heraklio  prefecture on the island of Crete. The fire started burning low brush in an area called Sinapi. A total of 13 firefighters with …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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Gorges in Chania shut down also Aug 14; Samaria Gorge maybe longer

Gorges in the Chania Prefecture, Crete, will remain closed to visitors also on Monday, August 14, 2023, local authorities have announced. Deputy Regional Governor of Chania ordered the shutdown of all gorges in the region after the earthquake on Sunday morning. The Samaria Gorge shut down at 11 p.m., immediately …

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Earthquake: Tourist with serious leg injuries in Samaria gorge taken to hospital

The 45-year-old Spanish tourist, who suffered serious leg injuries during a hike in Samaria Gorge after the earthquake in Chania, was rescued and transferred to the local hospital. The man was injured when parts of a rock fell on him following the earthquake that stroke with 4.9 Richter on Sunday …

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