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Box of soil from Crete battlefield for War Monument in Australia (video)

77 years after the Battle of Crete, the Municipality of Rethymno gave a box with soil from the battlefield to Ambassador of Australia. The move followed a request of the Australian government that will put the box  together with another 99 boxes of soil from different battlefields at a monument …

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Young German hiker who died in Crete identified after 21 days

Twenty one days after a young German tourist died on the mountain of Psiloritis by Rethymnon, authorities could finally identify the young man. The body of the 21-year-old has been in the morgue of the hospital of Rethymnon since March 2nd. On March 15, a fire fighter hiking at altitude …

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Police investigates death cause and identity of young German in Rethymno

A 21-year-old man, a German national, died in a hospital in Rethymnon, Crete. He was found by a shepherd in the mountainous area between the villages of Platania and Fourfoura. The young man had suffered multiple injuries and despite the doctors’ efforts he passed away Thursday noon (March 1). Police …

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Police arrests Greeks, Germans and Italians over free camping in Crete

Police authorities in the Rethymnon prefecture arrested several Greeks, German and Italian nationals over free camping in a protected NATURA area. In a big operation in the Koyrtaliotiko Gorge and Preveli lake in Agios Vassileios Municipality, police arrested 11 Greeks aged 25-54, and four foreigners from Germany and Italy aged …

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Rethymnon: Epic Asphalting goes Viral (pictures)

Residents on Marouli street in the town of Rethymnon were stunned to see the very original way municipality workers laid a new asphalt carpet outside their homes and shops. They did not bothered much about the parked vehicles and the garbage bins.They just did the job they were assigned to …

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Incredible rainfall floods Crete; monster abandons puppy in the storm

 Strong rainfall and gale winds hit the island of Crete Tuesday night causing unprecedented floods and putting people and animals in danger. The area most affected is the Irakleion prefecture where firefighters rescued some 60 people: men, women, children and elderly have climbed to roof tops to escape the water …

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Operation “Get Sifis”, the mysterious Crocodile of Crete (videos)

His name is Sifis – a popular name for Cretan males. His is alleged to 180 cm long, even though nobody has come close to the mysterious crocodile wandering and swimming around in the lake of Potami Dam on the Amari plain in the prefecture of Rethymnon in the resort …

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Crete: Oxygen bottles explode in ambulance after accident – 2 dead

A tragic accident occurred on Wednesday morning in Rethymnon, Crete, when an ambulance collided with a private car. Three oxygen bottles exploded causing the death of the two passengers, while the driver suffered serious injuries. The two women on the private vehicle suffered minor injuries.  Dead are the director of  Crete ambulance service EKAV, anesthisiologist Dimitris …

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Rethymnon: School Children Attend Classes in a …Church

You have to live in Greece to have an insight picture of what exactly going on here with a state unable to pay its duties. Three months after the beginning of the school year and elementary school children Gerani Rethymno still doing course on “borrowed” spaces, which have been converted …

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Upd – Crete: Woman Hurls Egg Against Deputy Minister (video)

An egg landed on the head of deputy Minister for Citizen’s Protection Manolis Othonas while he attended a sports event in the city of Rethymnon, Crete. The egg was hurled by a woman while Othonas was making statements to local reporters. The woman was detained by the police. Local news …

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