Mitsotakis to tour Crete on Tuesday

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will tour the regional units of Lasithi and Iraklio, in Crete, on Tuesday.

At noon, he will visit Sitia, Makris Yalos, Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos, before visiting Moschos.

At 8 p.m., he will address an open event at Agios Titos square in Iraklio. [AMNA]

State of emergency in Lasithi after heavy rainfall

General Secretary for Civil Protection Yiannis Tafyllis on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the municipality of Oropedio in the Cretan prefecture of Lasithi due to damage from heavy rainfall over the past few days.
The bad weather has wreaked serious damage to roads, homes, businesses and particularly to crops.

No injuries after tourist bus catches fire in Crete

Firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out in the engine on a bus carrying Italian tourists in Crete.

Local media report that all passengers were safely evacuated from the vehicle, which was destroyed in the blaze.

The alarm was sounded shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday as the bus was approaching the small town of Neapoli, in Lasithi prefecture.