Cretan Traditions | Athens | June 27

Acclaimed choreographer Andonis Foniadakis teams up with composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Antonis Martsakis and an ensemble of traditional instrument players for a tribute to the music and dances of Crete, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Summer Nostos Festival on Thursday, June 27.

Foreign national arrested on Crete over firearm threat

Police on the island of Crete said on Saturday they had arrested a 36-year-old foreign national for threatening a 35-year-old female staff member at a hotel in the resort of Hersonissos with a firearm.

Local law enforcement authorities said they were investigating the circumstance surrounding the incident.

Fears persist of Crete blackout

Concerns from Crete's Deputy Regional Governor Nikos Kalogeris of blackouts this summer put a damper on Thursday's ceremony by the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) and the European Investment Bank at the Energy Ministry for the signing of the so-called "small interconnection" linking Crete with the Peloponnese, which is different to the planned Crete-Attica linkup.

Greece enveloped in Saharan dust

A ship is barely visible from the Acropolis hill on Wednesday as Athens - and much of the rest of Greece - was blanketed in Saharan dust and sand blown on the wind from Libya. The worst affected areas were in central and western Greece, the Peloponnese and Crete. High dust concentrations are also expected on Thursday and Friday before the weather starts to clear on Saturday.