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Greece in 2020: Rainfall and Temperature Records

Greece in 2020: Rainfall and Temperature Records

The National Observatory of Athens’ annual rainfall and temperature report confirms that Crete registered the highest rainfall and temperature in 2020. Greece’s largest island was hit by successive major storms and repeated…

Greek New Year Traditions

Greek New Year Traditions

GCT shares some Greek New Year Traditions which we hope will bring health, luck, happiness and prosperity to the New Year!

Damaging floods hit Crete

Damaging floods hit Crete

Hundreds of homes have been flooded and cars have been swept away by raging rivers of mud in Crete, after torrential rain hit the island on Tuesday. Authorities said the worst damage…

Hans & Gretel, a dessert parlour serving up magical treats

Hans & Gretel, a dessert parlour serving up magical treats

Once upon a time, in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Athens, Monastiraki, there is a house very different from all the others… every day it becomes a magical world full…

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority extended the aviation directive (NOTAM) concerning travellers arriving  from Russia. The NOTAM has been extended until midnight Monday, October 12, 2020. 500 Russian citizens per week will…

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…

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority extended the aviation directive (NOTAM) concerning travellers arriving  from Russia. 500 Russian citizens per week will be allowed to travel to Greece provided they present a negative…

Greece imposes restrictions in Heraklion, Crete

Greece imposes restrictions in Heraklion, Crete

Greek authorities announced the implementation of restrictive measures for Heraklion, Crete, following a spike in the number of coronavirus infections on the island. The measures which were announced on Monday by the…

4 crew injured in ferry blast in Heraklion, one critical

4 crew injured in ferry blast in Heraklion, one critical

Authorities in Greece have reported that four crew members have been injured in an engine-room explosion on a ferry docked at Heraklion port on the island of Crete. There were no passengers…

Sfentili, the underwater village in Crete

Sfentili, the underwater village in Crete

Sfentili is different from the other villages in Crete. The seaside village is located 38 kilometres from Heraklion and became famous when it began to sink. For the past 17 years, the…

Historic church in Heraklion vandalised

The altar of a historic church in Heraklion found burnt

The Church of Panagia tis Rokas at Prophitis Ilias in Heraklion, was damaged earlier this week as an unknown individual or individuals set fire to the altar, Neakriti.gr reported. The burnt altar was discovered…

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Cruise ships will sail again from August 1

The reopening of Greece’s cruise sector from August 1 was confirmed by Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis in a letter to the International Cruise Association (CLIA) and the three largest cruise companies that…