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.
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.
As a result of the local government and European Parliament elections taking place on Sunday, May 26, readers are advised that some museums and archaeological sites will be closed or will open for fewer hours on the day. The same will apply on the day of the local election runoffs on Sunday, June 2.
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.
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.