Robot football team from Technical University of Crete

Robot football team from Technical University of Crete The “Kouretes”, the Technical University of Crete robot football team, made its first, promising appearance...

“El Greco” premiere in October

poster for film El Greco
Yannis Smaragdis’ film “El Greco” will be shown in cinemas in October. Yannis Smaragdis has also directed “Cavafy”, a film on the life of...

Cheaper calls to mobile phones in Greece

From the 1st of June, calls from the OTE landline network to mobile phones are 7% cheaper, as Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation announced new, lower...

Heavy fines under new Greek Highway Code

On 3 June the new Highway Code came into effect in the whole of Greece including Crete. Its main feature is heavy fines running...

Greece has the most unemployed graduates in Europe

Greece is in first place in the 27-member EU as regards unemployed graduates, in spite of the fact that unemployment is down and that...

Greek shores threatened by holiday homes

Mass organised holiday homes in Greece is a new hope for the tourism and economy of Greece, or a threat of irreversible damage to the Greek environment?

Greek fishing fleet the largest in Europe

Greece has the largest fishing fleet in the European Union, with 18,275 fishing vessels (in 2005), 20.4% of the total EU fleet, according to...

Greek population ageing

The population of Greece is ageing, according to a report by the European Statistical Service published in Brussels yesterday. In 2004 people over 65...

Doctor’s Surgery in Keratokambos

Keratokambos in southern Crete has finally got its own District Surgery, something that local residents have been demanding for years.Mr Savvas Petrakis, Chairman of...

Koules is crumbling

fortress of koules in Heraklion
The Heraklion archaeological services were on full alert after part of the Venetian fortress of Koules gave way - for the second time in...

Leishmania Leishmaniasis

Leishmania It was at the full moon night party (Feggarovradia) in Paleochora where we heard about leishmaniasis for the very first time. It was two...

Olive Oil Mills Wastewater Treatment

At the moment, evaporation ponds are the only viable solution to olive oil mills wastewater treatment, said olive oil mills owners at a meeting...

Visit the Skinakas Observatory

skinakas observatory in crete
The Skinakas Observatory is located on the peak of Skinakas at an altitude of 1750 m., a few kilometres after Anogia and 60 km...

Vultures and other birds of prey were freed in Crete

On Tuesday 22 May, the Municipality of Hersonissos, the Natural History Museum and the Aegina Wildlife Hospital freed vultures and other birds of prey in Seli Ambelou, near the entrance to the Lassithi Plateau in Crete

52-year-old gives birth to her daughter’s twins in Crete

A 52-year-old woman gave birth to her daughters’ twins by in vitro fertilization (IVF) at a private clinic in Chania on Mayday. Her daughter,...

Bulgarian woman’s head shaved for resisting prostitution

Heraklion police faced yet another human trafficking case, involving a Bulgarian man who had forced a 30-year-old woman from the same country into prostitution.According...

Animal Welfare in Chania

stray dog in crete
A new Animal Welfare and Cultural Association called

Cretans in Australia and New Zealand

The first Greeks and amongst them many Cretans who started arriving in Australia in the middle of the 19th century were sailors from the Greek islands working on British vessels

Blue Flag Record for Crete beaches

blue flags in greece 2011
Crete has most blue flags in Greece Crete is once again the island with the most Blue Flags in Greece, most of them awarded to...