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Drone from Iran at Heraklio beach? No worth the panic…

A drone washed ashore of a beach in Heraklio, Crete, on Sunday, and many beach-goers got panicked thinking it was a drone from Iran! According to local media, swimmers and sunbathers at Analipsi beach in Hersonissos were stunned to see a remote controlled aerial object washed ashore. They immediately called …

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Wildfire in south Crete contained; suspect arrested

The wildfire in Mavros Kolymbos in Lasithi, southern Greece, has been contained the fire brigade announced on Sunday. Α 35-year-old suspect for arson has been arrested. Fire fighting forces remain in the area. rsSatellite pictures of the burned area at 12:05 p.m. April 7, 2024posted by Remote Sensing Lab rslab.gr …

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Naval Flare kills Carnivalist in eastern Crete

A 33-year-old man was killed in eastern Crete on Sunday when a marine distress flare he set off exploded. Together with two friends, the man was participating in the Canrival celebrations in Agios Nikolaos on Sunday. Τhe man was rushed to the hospital with a severely bleeding wound in the …

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Crete mayor freezes fines for illegal buildings

The Municipality of Iraklio on Crete has of its own accord put a freeze on the imposition of fines for illegal structures in the city. Iraklio Mayor Alexis Kalokairinos said the aim of the decision is to pressure the Environment Ministry to once again allow the legalization of buildings without …

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Heraklio airport resumes operation after maintenance work concluded

Flights to and from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Heraklio on the island of  Crete, will resume operation as of  3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 24 February 24, 2024, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority HCAA announced on Friday. Cleaning works of the runway started on Friday, the HCAA added. Operation of …

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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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