Crete

Police probing activities of gun smuggling racket

Greek Police (ELAS) investigators are turning up new evidence on the activities of what appears to be a large gun smuggling network with links to Albania, following the arrest over the weekend of six suspects and the seizure of four Kalashnikov assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition on Crete over the weekend.

Cretan Cities: The Testimony of the Coins | Crete | To December 15

The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna's temporary exhibition "Cretan Cities: The Testimony of the Coins" showcases Cretan history through a collection of ancient coins. The exhibit, organized by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno, the University of Crete and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, includes 124 ancient coins and a detailed catalogue in Greek and English.

British tourist found safe in Crete

Α British national who went missing after going for a walk in a mountainous area in the regional unit of Iraklio, Crete, was found safe, Greek authorities said Thursday.
Giannis Zafiriou, spokesman of the local EMAK search and rescue unit, said the 72-year-old man is dehydrated and tired, but well in his health.

Hasty move

If there's one thing that Greece's new conservative government has managed to prove since its rise to power, it is that it has the ability to work at full speed.

However, moving at a quick pace can in some cases lead to hasty decisions and solutions that have not been discussed in depth, even if the intentions are well-meaning.

Man who dragged dog with car arrested in Crete

A 73-year-old man was arrested in the town of Rethymno on the island of Crete for tying a dog to the back of his car and dragging it along a road.

The man, who faces charges of animal cruelty, was tracked down by police after a witness posted a photo of the incident, showing the vehicle's license plate, on social media.

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