Cretan man arrested for selling church relics

A 52-year-old man was arrested in the town of Chania, northwestern Crete, on Wednesday when he tried to sell "relics of saints" to a police officer posing as a buyer. 

According to the police, the suspect presented to the officer seven containers and cases which contained a total of 17 bones, which, according to his claims, were relics of Saints of the Roman Catholic Church.

The palace on the hill

Several indications suggested its existence, but after the recent excavations on Castelli Hill in the Old Town of Hania it is now almost certain that the hill was a palatial center of the 13-14th centuries BC that may have been the most important in western Crete. The movable finds also include a "treasure trove" of 33 silver coins from the Classical period.

Chania woman defrauded by fake crypto investor

A 27-year-old woman from Chania, Crete, told police she had been conned out of 150,000 euros by a man who claimed to be an investor and convinced her to invest in cryptocurrency.

The incident dates from March 2022 when the conman convinced her to pay him the sum in three instalments. By January, the victim had realised that the "investor" had disappeared with her savings.

Big seaplane plans for Crete

Greek Water Airports announced on Wednesday it has applied for the creation of a water aerodrome at Agia Galini in the prefecture of Rethymno in southern Crete. 

It also said that the Port Fund of Hania has submitted an application for the creation of a water aerodrome at the port of Kissamos, selecting Greek Water Airports as the contractor. 

Chania Airport passenger traffic soared in first nine months

Passenger traffic at Chania's "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" airport increased by 104.2%, during the first nine months of 2022, compared to the same period last year.

According to Fraport data, in the first nine months of 2022, 2,831,518 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 1,386,747 last year.

Mikis Theodorakis remains to lie in state for three days

The remains of Mikis Theodorakis will be lie in state during a three-day popular pilgrimage in the Cathedral of Athens, from next Tuesday until Thursday.

According to information at the popular pilgrimage, all the necessary health safety measures will be observed.

So far, however, the place where the leading Greek composer will be buried has not been announced.