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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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1,152 cannabis plants in Cretan Monastery; rosaries on branches (videos)

An unprecedented finding in a monastery on the island of Crete: 1,152 cannabis plants. Many of them had rosaries on their branches  – most likely for a divine blessing for a good harvest…? The plants are estimated to bring one ton of hashish and around 2 million euros revenues when …

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Motorcyclist killed by a falling tree on Crete

A tragedy on the island of Crete has called for the intervention of the public prosecutor after a 51-year-old motorcycle rider was killed by a fallen pine tree. The father of three had halted at the red traffic light in Democratias Avenue, the most central road of Heraklio, on Thursday …

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Earthquake Crete: 20 people injured, 60% of homes & businesses collapsed or damaged

The earthquake on the island of Crete on Monday morning has, so far, left behind one dead, twenty people injured, dozens of homeless, hundreds of damaged houses and businesses and damaged infrastructure. The powerful earthquake stroke with 6 R at 9:17 on Monday morning with its epicenter being very close …

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Mini Lockdown in Argolida, Evrytania; extension in 5 regional units (Covid-Map)

Greece’s Civil Protection imposed a mini lockdown to the regional units of Argolida, Peloponnese, and Evrytania, Epirus, with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, they extended the restrictions in the regional units of Achaia, Ilia and Messinia in Peloponnese, of Heraklio on the …

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Church on Crete to serve as vaccination center upon initiative of local priest

In a highly symbolic move, a church in Heraklio, Crete, will serve as vaccination center upon the initiative of the priest in charge, Father Andreas Kaliontzakis. Located in the village of Acharnes, around 20 minutes from the city of Iraklio, the Church of Panagia Acharnon will serve locals and non-locals …

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Man swims for hours in rough sea to get help for partner after boat capsizes off Crete

A man swam for over five hours in rough sea to get help for his partner. The 45-year-old had previously managed to get his 39-yea-old girl friend in the safety of a beach cave after their boat overturned off the south coast of Heraklio, Crete, over the weekend. The couple …

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29 cases of Delta variant detected in Greece, 19 of them in Crete

Infections with the Delta variant of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have tripled in the last days and set health experts on alert. 18 new cases of Delta mutation have been detected recently bringing the total number to 29. Of the 18 recently confirmed cases, 15 wee detected in Heraklio, Crete, 1 in …

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