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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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Heavy rainstorm floods Crete, forces Heraklio airport to shut down (videos)

Torrential rainfalls on the island of Crete turned roads into rivers, flooded homes and businesses and forced the temporary shut down of the airport of Heraklio on Wednesday. Dozens of motorists were trapped in rushing waters as rivers and streams overflowed. Flooded passenger area and airport of Heraklio. State broadcast …

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Explosion in passenger ferry docked in Heraklio: One dies, three injured

The 30-year-old crew member who was severely injured during the explosion succumbed to his injuries, media report on Monday afternoon. One of the three injured has been also taken to Intensive Care Unit even though his conditio9n is not described as critical. Four people were injured, one of them seriously, …

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British tourist drowned at beach by Heraklio on Crete

A 65-year-old British tourist drowned Saturday noon at the beach of Stalida by Heraklio on the island of Crete. The man was found dead a few meters away from the beach. According to local media information, the lifeguard on duty at the beach saw a man floating face down in …

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German visiting professor dies of COVID-19 in Crete

A 42-year-old German visiting professor died in the general hospital of Heraklio, Crete, on Wednesday. He was the third confirmed case on the island and was hospitalized intubated in the Intensive Care Unit in the last days. According to local media, he had no underlying health problems. Short before he …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Crete with 4.2R

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An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Crete on Tuesday afternoon. Τhe Greek Geodynamics Institute gives the tremor magnitude as 4.1 R, other international institutes as 4.2R The earthquake occurred short after 3:00 p.m. with its epicenter to be located in the sea area, 38 …

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Crete: PPC cuts electricity to mother with disable child

Tuesday began for the mother of a 5-year-old disable child in the most shocking way. She saw how a team by the Greek Public Power Company PPC disconnected the power supply to her home, while she was preparing the child’s breakfast. The mother rents a modest home in a neighborhood …

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“Congrats, you’re pregnant!” Doctor tells stunned Cretan man

A man on the island of Crete had a simple blood test at a public hospital of Herakleio. However, he was stunned to hear the doctor telling him that he was …pregnant! The man turned to local news website nea kriti to tell his unbelievable story. He underwent a blood …

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Smart Benches installed in two main squares of Heraklio, Crete

The Municipality of Heraklio on the island of Crete installed four smart benches on two of the main squares of the city. The smart benches operate with solar energy and have full energy independence. They offer to the people the opportunity to re-charge their mobile phones and browse  through the …

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