Cheap wine imported to Greece

150,000 tonnes of cheap bulk wine is imported to Greece from countries outside the European Union

Organic farmers’ market in Heraklion

A farmers' market for certified organic produce has been held in Georgiadis Park near Heraklion town centre

Palace of Knossos in the European Cultural Heritage List

The Palace of Knossos and the works of Domenikos Theotokopoulos have been included in the European Cultural Heritage List

Theft of antiquities in ancient Lyttos in Crete

Thieves undertook an illegal excavation in the Roman Cemetery of ancient Lyttos in Crete last week, digging for antiquities in several places

Sweets from Olives

Sweets from olives like Sweet olive preserve, olive and lemon jam, spicy olive tapenade dip and olive paste, are all produced by 27-year-old Calliope Palkopoulou and her family in Greece and exported to the US, Japan, Germany and the UK

Book on the Prehistoric Olive by Yannis Sakellarakis

A new book by archaeologist Yannis Sakellarakis entitled

Scandinavian tourists spend more in Greece

Scandinavian tourists are the biggest spenders outside hotels on holiday in Greece

The oldest wine in Europe is Greek

The oldest wine in Europe is Greek, shows a study by Greek archaeologists published in

Heraklion Archaeological Museum closed until August 2007

The decision not to open part of Heraklion Archaeological Museum until August 2007 is a serious blow to tourism and the local economy of Crete

Desertification of Crete

Desertification in Crete is a direct threat, as 50% of the land in Crete and 35% of the land in Greece is at high risk of desertification

Preservation of the Idzedin fortress in Crete

168 members of parliament from all parties of Greece have signed a petition for the preservation, conservation and promotion of Idzedin Fortress in Chania Prefecture in Crete

Poisonous Red Sea Pufferfish Lagocephalus Sceleratus reach Crete

Cretan fishermen occasionally catch strange pufferfish in their nets, which have the scientific name of Lagocephalus sceleratus

Cretan pupils learn about renewable Energy Sources

Teaching schoolchildren about Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and energy saving is the main aim of the EDURES (Education and RES) programme implemented in Cretan schools

Summer Jobs in Crete

Summer jobs in Crete and other tourist areas in Greece attract an influx of workers who spend anywhere from 2 to 8 months working on Crete in tourist related services

New Golf Village near Vai and Toplou Monastery

A new tourist golf village will be built near Vai and the Monastery of Toplou in the area of Kavo Sidero in east Crete

Green groups of Crete oppose destruction of Kavo Sidero

The Crete Network of Environmental Non-Governmental Eco groups,