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Crete: Drunken priest punches police officer, bites another

A drunk priest on the island of Crete punched one police officer and bit another after he was stopped for driving down a local road the wrong way. The priest was found on Sunday night to drive a lane in Herakleio’s main avenue the opposite way. He was driving under …

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Greece’s wineries open cellars on European Wine Tourism Day, Nov 11

The wineries of the “Wine routes of Greece” along with hundreds of other European wineries will take part in the European Day of Wine Tourism on Sunday, November 11. The visitors of the Greek wineries will tour the vineyards, meet Greek wine producers, admire the landscape, tour the facilities and …

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Raki instead of ‘contrast agent’: Cretan grandpa lands in intensive care

The grandpa was supposed to undergo a magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) for his digestive system at a public hospital in Herakleio, Crete. However, instead of an examination that is considered routine, the elderly man landed in intensive care with brain stroke symptoms. According to local media, the elderly man went …

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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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Leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt send strong message to Turkey

A threat against one country is a threat against us all, is the message the leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece sent from Crete to Turkey during the 6th Greece Cyprus Egypt Summit on Wednesday. Leaders Nikos Anastassiades, Abdel Fatah el- Sissi and Alexis Tsipras examined  regional developments, energy and  …

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Pregnant dog shot in Chania – Businessman offers €2,000 reward

World Animal Day sadly reminds of the challenge Greece face in terms of animal abuse. It was just on the even of this special day, when somebody fatally shot a pregnant dog. The dog did not particularly belonged to anyone, was rather a stray in the village of Pantelari, Chania …

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Primera Air collapses, more than 400 tourists stranded in Chania, Crete

Budget airline Primera Air ceased operation over night leaving thousands of stranded holiday makers in twenty countries around the globe. Four hundred tourists have stranded at the airport of Chania on the island of Crete, local media report. Nordic budget airline Primera Air has become the latest European carrier to …

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Crete: Thugs put dog and 9 puppies in furnace, start fire (video)

An animal abuse of unbelievable brutality in Gergeri, Crete: One or several thugs put a dog mom and her nine puppies in a furnace,  placed pine trees needles inside, sealed the entrance with stones and started a fire to have the dog family burned alive. It was pure luck a …

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Thick smog over Herakleio after fire in University premises (videos)

Strong forces of the Fire Service have been struggling since 8 o’ clock Sunday morning to extinguish the fire in the premises of the University in Herakleio, Crete. The fire reportedly stated in the basement of one of the buildings on Knossos Avenue near the Venizelio Hospital. Police forces and …

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Torrential rains strike Crete, close Samaria Gorge for a day

Torrential rainfalls and heavy lightning created a series of problems on the island of Crete and have the Samaria gorge to be closed for a day. The famous Samaria gorge will remain closed on Friday, Sept 14th 2018, due to serious damages caused by  severe weather conditions a day earlier, …

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Mysterious robbery on former leper colony island Spinalonga

Authorities have reported a mysterious robbery on the tiny uninhabited island of Spinalonga off NE Crete that was once used as a leper colony. The island is visited daily by thousands of tourists and the ticket revenues were left in a safe yet unguarded. The robbers arrived at the island …

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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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Greek director of historical film accused of “staging migrants drowning”

A video that went viral in many countries purported to show a television crew staging migrants drowning on a beach in Crete. Greek Director Eleni Vlassi was shooting a historical documentary on a beach in Crete when, unknowingly, she found herself accused of staging a drowning of migrants by dozens of …

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Traditional Village For Sale in Messaras, Crete

A whole village on the island of Crete is under negotiation for sale. The traditional village with its houses made of stone has been not been inhabited for years. According to a post on Facebook, investors from Athens want to buy the whole village and turn it into a traditional …

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Corfu wildfire partially under control, village evacuated

The wildfire on the island of Corfu was partially taken under control on Thursday evening. Fire Service and volunteers keep fighting against the flames as there are revivals. Some 110 people from the village Rahtades were earlier evacuated as a preventive measure. The fire broke out in a difficult to …

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Late Minoan Treasuries: The Unlooted Tomb by Ierapetra, Crete (picts)

It needed a local farmer, his truck and a parking attempt to have archaeologists unearth an rare treasury, the unlooted chamber tomb dated to the Late Minoan IIIA-B period by Ierapetra, Crete. The chamber tomb can be dated approximately from 1400 to 1200 BC, the Greek Culture Ministry said on …

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