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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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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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Tourists at Heraklio airport are urged to not water the dusty plastic plants

One picture from “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport in Heraklio, Crete, …1000 words. The message to English-speaking travelers is clear: Do not water the plants, they are made of plastic. Apparently the Fraport management had watched tourists pouring water to revive the neglected plants and it decided to post a message to …

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F-16 escort Condor DE69 to emergency landing in Chania due to bomb threat

A Boeing 753 of Condor Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Chania airport on the island of Crete on Thursday night. There was information that a bomb was on the plane. 281 people on board and the crew have been evacuated. Condor flight DE69 was flying from the tourist …

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