Ferry firms arguing over popular routes

While residents of Samothraki and Kythira as well as several other islands in the Aegean Sea fear another problem may deprive them of maritime transportation this year - following similar experiences in recent years - coastal shipping companies are striving to offer more vessels on the popular routes to the Cyclades and Crete.

African weather front to bring dust over Aegean Sea this week

High concentrations of dust are expected over the central and southern Aegean in the coming days, as a low pressure front from North Africa heads toward southern Crete, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo weather service said Tuesday.

In the next hours, rainfall is expected mainly in Crete, becoming more intense and spreading to the southern and central Aegean during the night.

Medphoto | Rethymno | To March 15

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rethymno on Crete and KOLEKTIV8 present "Critical Archives IV: Documents," the main exhibition from the Medphoto Festival's 2019-2020 edition "Archive: Between the Public and the Private." The exhibition, which runs through March 15, focuses on the lives of photographs as visual archives, their processing and various uses by individuals or institutions over tim

Mitsotakis: Turkey-Libya maritime border deal 'geographically ridiculous'

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the agreement that purportedly delimitated the maritime borders between Turkey and Libya as "geographically ridiculous," saying it completely disregards Crete.
The deal, signed last month in Libya, seeks to create an exclusive economic zone from Turkey's southern Mediterranean shore to Libya's northeast coast.

Woman found dead in rainwater tank in Ierapetra

A woman missing since January 1 in the area of Ierapetra, Crete, was found dead at the bottom of a rainwater tank in the area, authorities said Thursday.

The 48-year-old woman is believed to have fallen into the tank which is located inside a greenhouse farm in the rural area of Ierapetra, in the southern coast of eastern Crete.

New cold front to sweep through Greece on Thursday

After a brief respite from severe weather brought about by the cold front Zenobia, temperatures are expected to drop again around Greece as of Thursday.

According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo, snow is forecast in mountainous areas of Attica, Magnesia, eastern central Greece, northeast Peloponnese and eastern Crete.

Crete Christmas manger robbed of its hay

Residents of a suburb in Iraklio on the island of Crete woke up on Friday to the robbery of hay balls that decorated a Christmas manger that was set up by the local cultural center.

The local website said the theft took place on Thursday night.

According to reports, the robbers took the hay to feed their livestock.