ARCHIVE OF CRETE NEWS
The famous Palm forest of Preveli in Crete burned by wildfires, an environmental tragedy in south Crete.
Dog Shelter in Heraklion, the inauguration of the Municipal Dog Shelter of Heraklion took place recently in Foinikia area in Heraklion
The largest salad of the world in Ierapetra, the people of Ierapetra will soon try to break the Guinness record for the largest Greek salad in the world
Pictures with sunsets in Crete and the Cretan sky, a selection of the finest pictures from the Flickr photo albums
60 ancient graves in Chania were recently excavated and revealed more secrets of the city’s history
7th Casa dei Mezzo in Makrygialos Crete, an international classical and greek music festival in southern Crete
Restoration of ancient Greek statues in Acropolis with laser developed in Crete by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
Greeks prefer wine, according to a recent survey, Greeks prefer drinking wine, especially bottled red wine
Greek recipe for gemista, an easy recipe for gemista or yemista, the popular, healthy, vegetarian Greek dish with stuffed vegetables
Cat Cora in Chania, the famous chef of the American TV visited Chania and was impressed by the local cuisine
Eirinaios’ Museum in Kissamos, a new museum dedicated to Eirinaios Galanakis, the Metropolitan Bishop of Kissamos
Wireless Internet in Kritsa, in Spring 2010 the residents of the village of Kritsa will have free wireless Internet
Charitable offer by Heraklion Airport, what happens to the thousands of objects which are left at Heraklion Airport daily
TV series “The Island” filmed in Spinalonga, the bestseller book about the leper colony on the island of Spinalonga in Crete will become a Greek TV series
The first hospice hostel in Crete will begin operating near Chania within 2010.
Carnival in Sitia, the 2010 Carnival Parade in Sitia featured 18 groups and almost a thousand dressed up participants
The statue of Europe, an artwork intending to denote the strong bonds between Crete and Europe, will be presented this coming Easter in Zakros
Lahanodolmades Recipe. Staffed cabbage rolls with meat and rice, is one of the most popular Greek dishes
Swine flu in Greece, the latest news about swine flu in Greece and an alternative plan to fight the new virus
Students from Chania travelled to Strasbourg and participated in the “Euroscola” program organized by the European Council
Free camping in Crete is synonymous to enjoying nature. Is free camping good for nature and under what conditions?
Invitation to the 2009 Christmas Bazaar in Hersonissos, which will take place on December 13th, 2009
Lamb Fricassee is a very popular and tasty Greek food, a recipe you absolutely need to try, if you haven’t already tasted it in Greece.
A protest against animal torture by the cosmetics industry was organized in Chania by the local Animal Protection Association
The Shepherd’s feast in Zoniana is an initiative of the people of this mountain village in Crete, who wish to denote their region and customs
Greek Christmas guide – What you need to know about celebrating Christmas in Greece
Greek Name Days on Christmas, New Year Day and Epiphany, find out which of your Greek friends celebrate their name day during the Christmas holiday period
Solar energy comes to Crete with the largest thermosolar plant in Europe.
American – Greeks in Florida keep their love to Greece with festivals Orthodox churches, Greek schools and music.
Celebration of the Pan – European Day of Birds in Crete. The events at Lake Bramiana and Lake Agia.
Outdoor activities for children on the mountains of Crete and Central Greece by the Alpine Club of Chania
No to barrel dogs in Crete agreed the animal friends and the stock breeders in Chania.
Canoe Kayak races in Lake Kournas by the Nautical Club of Chania.
Forestation at Lake Bramiana by the Ecological Group of Ierapetra on November 15, 2009.
No to free camping in Greece by the Association of Camping Site Owners in Crete.
Earthquakes in Crete are frequent and the people of Crete have learned how to live with them.
Intzedin Fortress in Chania, the people of Souda demand the restoration of this important monument in their area.
Free camping in Greece sounds great if you consider the thousands of beaches in Crete and the Greek islands.
The Italian sailing ship Americo Vespucci. The pride of the Italian Navy arrived at the Heraklion Port on the 5th of September.
Exhibition of paintings with motorbikes and cars in Rethymnon by the painter Konstantinos Kostoulas
Measures for stray dogs by the Heraklion City authorities.
The Car of Eleftherios Venizelos is on exhibition, still bearing bullet-marks from the attempts on Venizelos’ life.
Georgalidika horses in Kissamos, an event held in honour of the Cretan horse with the unusual three-legged pace.
Free tickets for Greek pupils from Crete and other Greek islands in order to visit the new Acropolis Museum.
Greek tequila of Amorgos is a drink made from the prickly pears which exist in abundance in Greece.
Saving the Olive trees in Crete – A Documentary about the old Olive trees in Crete
Chalepa or Halepa is considered until today one of the most picturesque districts of Chania.
Ecotourism and traditional guest houses in Crete, do they serve the real meaning of ecotourism?
Gazing at the starry sky in Crete, observation of the night sky with the full moon in Chania
Greek cuisine, souvlaki and Greek salad recipes. A tasty trip to Greece cuisine, through Greek salad recipes and Souvlaki recipes.
Teach your dog not to cry when it is left alone in the house.
Complaints against touts in bars and restaurants in Crete, the annoying way of attracting customers by the bar and restaurant owners in Crete
Chalepa, a neighborhood of many changes, how Chalepa has changed from a farming community to an urban suburb in Chania city
Crete beaches through the eyes of Kleo, a 10-year-old child.
Warnings for travelers to Crete on the Crete Gazette forum. Useful information and warnings for travelers in Crete
Greek Names is a blog that aims at collecting popular or less common names you can find in Greece.
Azogires, an eerie village in Western Crete with haunted houses, flying cows and a pool where Naiades ferries steal the voice of humans at midnight.
A fisherman near Chania saved a Caretta – Caretta sea turtle, one of the endangered species in the Meditteranean Sea.
120 photographers from 30 countries participated In the International Photo Meeting in Heraklion, organized by the Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete.
This summer is rich in cultural events all over Crete:
- Chania 2009
- Heraklion 2009
- Agios Nikolaos “Lato 2009”
- Ierapetra “Kyrveia 2009”
- Sitia “Kornareia 2009”
- Palaikastro “Drireia 2009”
- Zakros and Makrigialos 2009
July 1, 2009: no smoking in public places in Greece. Although Greeks are among the heaviest smokers in Europe, 60% of them approve the new anti-smoking law.
Tourism in Greece is down due to the international financial crisis. An 11% drop in arrivals at the Greek airports was recorded in May 2009.
Koiliaris River is one of the eco rich and impressive rivers in the Apokoronas area in Chania, that falls to the beach in Kalyves town.
Cheap holidays in Crete are easy. Read Sue’s tips for cheap holidays, that will allow you to see more, learn more and have a better time in Crete.
Fake room reservations in hotels in Chania. A number of frauds related to credit cards and cheques have been discovered in Chania.
Medical help by sea in Sfakia, a medical motorboat based in Hora Sfakion will provide medical help in emergencies in Loutro, Lykos and Agia Roumeli.
Greek surrealist paintings in Chania. The exhibition at the Chania Municipal Art Gallery will be open until August 21.
Kostis Sorros, the 80-years-old tourists’ guide in Crete. If you visit Malles in south-east Crete, Mr. Sorros will help you to discover the beauty of his homeland.
What happens when you are looking for cheap car hire in Crete? Is it possible that very cheap prices will compromise quality services?
Crete on the web, useful and interesting articles from blogs and sites about Crete
Cyclists in Greece protest against the lack of bicycle roads and paths in the country and demanding better quality of life for everyone.
A bicycle tour from Crete to Australia was accomplished by a Greek woman, Eirini Kokkinaki and her Swiss partner, Fabian Quiblier.
The Traditional Naval Architecture Exhibition at the Nautical Museum of Crete has been open to the public since April 1st and its major exhibit is the Minoan Ship.
The Police authorities in Malia and Hersonissos in Crete will try to reduce the problems with the tourists using the same successful patrol plan as last year.
Greece is considering banning Circuses with performing animals. The issue aroused after the appearance of a cruel video on YouTube.
Having a dog is good for your health People having a pet have less stress, they feel less lonely and find comfort with the pet.
The Crete Photographic Society founded and established the Cretan School of Photography, demonstrating the creativity and dedication to this art.
Passenger screening at the Airports in Crete for Swine Flu. Thermal imaging cameras were recently installed at the Heraklion Airport, and the Chania Airport.
A trip to Frangokastello in Sfakia Southern Crete. A short vacation in the area of Sfakia to see the famous Frangokastello fortress and the Drosoulites ghosts.
Finding Bernard Miller in Crete. Mike Rook hopes to find his friend Bernard Miller in Crete, and hopefully his research will result in a great reunion.
The fate of Thera, a short sci-fi story about the last moments on the island of Santorini (Thera) before the eruption of the volcano.
Crete on the web, useful and interesting articles from blogs and sites about Crete.
No Golf Village in Sitia Crete, the Supreme Court of Greece accepted the plea of the Cretan environmental organizations annulling the plans for the golf village in Eastern Crete.
Crete Aquarium became even more magical and impressive after a full restoration carried out over the past months.
No Mobile Phones in Kissamos for two weeks due to legal actions by the Municipality and Ecologists in Kissamos.
My Life in Ruins, new movie with Nia Vardalos, the star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. My life in Ruins is set among the ruins of Ancient Greece.
The park in Agioi Apostoloi, a popular sport venue in Chania. The park in Agioi Apostoloi is a perfect location for outdoor activities.
An Olive Grove in Crete featuring age long olive trees, thanks to the efforts of the owners to preserve the historical olive trees in their land.
Crete on the web, useful and interesting articles from blogs and sites about Crete.
Homeless in Greece exist in abundance. Homeless and poor people exist in every city in Greece, even in Heraklion and Chania.
Car thefts in Greece are not uncommon. According to the police, three cars are stolen every one hour in Greece.
Panagia and the olive tree, the importance of Virgin Mary and the olive tree in the lives of Greeks abroad.
Sun and Sea attract tourists to Crete, sun and sea are the two main symbols of Greece and Crete attracting thousands of tourists every year.
Chinese sell olive oil called ‘Sitia’ ignoring the fact that the oil producers of Crete have the exclusive copyright of the name.
Save the ancient olive trees in Crete, the cultural association of Venerato seeks cooperation to save the olive trees in Crete.
Elephants and hippos moved to Crete during the ice age 540,000 years ago from the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece.
Properties in Greece remain unsold. Especially in Crete, the purchase of holiday properties is reduced by 50-55%.
Pizza in Zaros, who feels like having a pizza in Zaros, a mountain village in Crete? It sounds absurd, as if saying let’s have “Sushi at Anogia”!
Greek Mother, what is the role of the Greek woman – mother today and how does she bring her children up.
The Souda Carnival, was back after a 10-year break and it was celebrated in a festive frenzy of fun, with a grand parade with 10 floats and carnival-goers young and old.
The Greek Mother Hen, the traditional Greek Mother still exists and is represented by mothers over 40 years of age.
– Rethymnon Carnival 2009, The Rethymnon Carnival is here again
– Agios Yakinthos, the Saint of Love in Crete and the Yakinthia festival in Anogia
– A song for Heraklion, a city that torments and confuses its people, but it may also enchant those who get to know it better.
– The honey mountain, an English beekeeper visits a mountain in Greece where fifty thousand hives have been brought by the people of Crete for the honey flow
– The Greek real estate market, according to the indicators, is safe and stable.
– Greek Noses not appreciated in Greece. Over 15,000 plastic surgeries are performed each year in Greece, with nose jobs being the most popular type
– The Discovery & Demonstration of the Minoan Calendar, measuring time in Minoan Crete.
– Ode to a Cretan Urge, the big bold Cretan adventure of Nan and Jon.
– Don’t forget Sitia, a little, beautiful town tucked away in the Eastern corner of Crete.
– Hersonissos Christmas Bazaar, the women of Hersonissos sold pastries and hand-made gifts to collect money for charity.
– Learning dogs’ language (part 2)