Tag: Heraklion

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…

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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…

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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…

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Vending machines in Heraklion sell face masks

People looking for a face mask in Heraklion, Crete can now buy them from a vending machine. During the lockdown, local authorities in Heraklion decided to install the special vending machines at…

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Air France to gradually resume flights to Athens from Paris

Air France will resume its flights from Paris to Athens this month, aiming to gradually restore and strengthen the connection between Greece and France. According to the announcement, the flight from Paris Charles…

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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.…

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Crete earthquake: Small tsunami triggered

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that jolted the Greek island of Crete on Saturday afternoon, triggered a small tsunami on the southern coast of Crete and on the island of Chrysi. Chrysi is…