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Church turned into classroom on Crete (video)

High school students in Herakleio, Crete, are forced to have lessons in a church, because there is not enough place, read: classroom, for them in the school building. The small chapel is located in the courtyard of Kapetanakeio school and has been converted into a classroom, since the school facilities …

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High expectations natural gas off Crete could cover EU needs

Positive messages from ExxonMobil for an important natural gas field in Crete. Energy Minister says “there are expectations that it will cover the gap of Russian gas for 10 years in the European Union.” Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas spoke of “high expectations” from hydrocarbon exploration in the maritime …

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Turkey warns Greece of “serious consequences” if it extends territorial waters

Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman and chief foreign policy adviser, has warned of “serious consequences” for Greece if it extends its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles around Crete. “Turkey will not accept any extension, even by a single mile,” Kalin told NTV television late Tuesday, adding …

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Turkey directly threatens Greece with war

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu directly threatened Greece with war if it proceeds with the extension of its territorial waters south and west of the island of Crete. Prompt was the reaction of Greece with ruling New Democracy MEPs to urge the European Commission to take measures against Turkey’s aggressiveness. …

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Greece to extend its territorial waters 12 miles south of Crete

Greece’s government plans to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles to the south and west of the island of Crete in March, local media reported on Sunday. The extension is in the context of hydrocarbon research and the government has reportedly already informed the European Union and the …

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Rail track to connect Heraklio with new Kasteli airport on Crete

French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating  in rail transport group Alstom is turning its attention to Heraklion, Crete. It brings back discussions about the construction of a fixed track network, which will connect the city of Heraklion with the new airport in Kasteli. According to news website hellasjournal, Managing Director …

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Samos, Dodecanese, Crete: Dangerous weather phenomena warning

Greece’s national emergency line warned residents on the islands of Samos, the Dodecanese and south Crete of dangerous weather phenomena on Sunday and early morning Monday, December 11-12, 2022. The messages warn of powerful thunderstorms and gale-force winds. they urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to follow instructions by …

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Libya accuses Greece of imposing fait accompli in defining maritime borders

Libya has reacted to Greece’s decision to expand out seismic surveys for hydrocarbon south of Crete. The foreign minister of the Tripoli-based outgoing government accused Athens of exploiting the crisis in the North African country and imposing a fait accompli in defining the Libyan-Greek maritime borders. “Greece has conducted contracts …

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Van on fire moves downhill out of control in Rethymno (video)

A van caught fire and started moving backwards and downhill on a street  in the city of Rethymno in the island of Crete on Thursday morning. The 70-year-old driver managed to get of the moving vehicle without injuries. Without the driver and out of control, the van continued its route …

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Greece expands hydrocarbon surveys south of Crete

Greece expands its seismic surveys and the Navy issued a new Navtex to locate hydrocarbon deposits south of Crete. The new Navtex concerns the vessel Sanco Swift which is towing a 12km cable. According to state broadcaster ERT, the research vessel will move even further south, in an area of …

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Crete: Sheep-Grass game ends 1-0 (video)

Sheep ate the grass in a football field in mountainous Crete. The game ended 1-0 with… a clear victory for the lambs. A field of pure delight in mountainous Crete for the sheep that trod and ate its grass. The obviously abandoned and deforested by the sheep field has been …

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Crete: Boat with 430 migrants, incl 100 children, towed to safety

The fishing boat with 430 migrants onboard was towed to Skala Palaiochoras where it docked at 2 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon after a big rescue operation. According to state broadcaster ERT, three of the 100 children in total suffered faint incidents and were transferred to the local hospital with ambulances. …

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Seismic surveys have begun West and South-West off Crete

Seismic surveys to search for natural gas began on Thursday in offshore areas west and southwest of Crete, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said in an interview with state broadcaster ERT. “The ship has begun its work. It is letting out the cables with the headphones that it drags …

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Minoan Civilization: Sacrificial bull’s head found at Petras

A sacrificial bull’s head found at a Minoan cemetery associated with the palace of Petras in eastern Crete is further evidence of an elite society with complex rituals of death, Minoan civilization archaeologist Metaxia Tsipopoulou said in an interview with state-run news agency amna. This finding of a bull’s sacrifice, …

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Rock crush on Crete hotel facility; tourist dead, child injured UPDATE

Tragedy on Crete: A rock crushed on a small hotel facility in Lasithi, killing one woman, seriously injuring her child. The tragedy took place in Agia Fotia resort village near to Ierapetra short before Saturday midnight. According to local media neakriti.gr, a large piece of rock detached, rolled down the …

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