Tag: Chania

Covid-19 measures extended in Greece

Covid-19 measures extended in Greece

Greece has extended measures to fight Covid-19 for another week, until October 12. The announcement was made by Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias. In the Attica Region, where accounts for…

Elia Vouvon

The oldest olive tree in the world: Elia Vouvon

The ancient Olive Tree of Vouves (Elia Vouvon) is located in the village of Ano Vouves on the island of Crete and is believed to be the oldest olive tree in the…

Jennifer Lopez secretly holidays in Crete

Jennifer Lopez secretly holidays in Crete

Hiding under a big hat, sunglasses and a mask, Jennifer Lopez secretly vacationed in Crete last week. According to exclusive information obtained by iefimerida.gr, the Latin American actress and musician arrived in…

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines updates Summer 2020 flight network

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines on Thursday announced further adjustments in its network for June, July and August 2020. The update follows the latest announcement from both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Kondomari

On this day in 1941: The Massacre of Kondomari, Crete

On June 2, 1941, a brutal massacre took place in the village of Kondomari, 18km west of Chania. The Massacre of Kondomari was an execution of male civilians from the village of…

AEGEAN

Aegean Airlines implements new enhanced health and safety measures

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines on Monday announced enhanced health and safety measures on all domestic and international flights, to protect in-flight personnel and passengers from COVID-19. “Having as absolute priority the…

'empty chairs'

Greece joins European ’empty chairs’ protest

Greek cities participated in “empty chairs”, a European event to protest the shutdown of restaurants and food places during the coronavirus pandemic and the economic repercussions on the sector, on Wednesday evening.…

On this day: Theriso revolt 23 March – 25 November 1905 5

On this day: Theriso revolt 23 March – 25 November 1905

The Theriso revolt (Επανάσταση του Θερίσου) was an insurrection that broke out in March 1905 against the government of Crete, then an autonomous state under Ottoman suzerainty. The revolt was led by…

Eleftherios Venizelos

On this day, March 18th 1936- Eleftherios Venizelos passed away

Eleftherios Venizelos (Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος) has been named the most prominent politician in Greece’s modern history. Born on the 23rd of August 1864 in Chania, Crete he was the fifth child of Kyriakou Venizelou…

KASTELLI AIRPORT

Crete to become home to Greece’s second largest Airport

Crete is set to become home to a new international airport, which will be Greece’s second-largest airport, after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis laid the foundation stone at Kastelli, on Saturday. “This airport…

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Greek holiday houses are back in high demand

Greece’s property market is showing signs of a strong comeback with more and more foreign buyers searching to purchase holiday homes in lesser-known destinations besides popular Santorini, Paros, and Mykonos. According to the latest report…