VIDEO& PHOTOS: Villages “blocked” by snow all over Crete

Many villages throughout Crete are “blocked” by snowfall and technical services of the Prefecture of Crete and Municipalities are trying to clean the roads.

In particular,


  • Omalos, Petra Seli, Kerameia, Therisso and Sfakia were “blocked”. There was no electricity in many places, such as Askifou and Sempronas. A 70 year old man was rescued in Karanou (photos from Sempronas, Asi Gonia and Rodovani).

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  • Problems with electricity and snowfall in Anogeia (photos from Anogeia and Rodakino).

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  • Problems from snowfall on the road from Heraklion to Asites (close to Agios Mironas). Also in Roukani, Karkadiotissa, Kalou, Agia Varvara, Viannos and Gortina. Landslides at Spilia and in the city of Heraklion (Katsampas, Kallithea)… (photos from Arhanes, Kastamonitsa, Pentamodi, Minoa Pediados, Kaminaki, Mastampas and Pirgos Monofatsiou).

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  • Major problems in Oropedio due to snowfall. Municipal technical services are trying to clean the roads from snow (photos from Oropedio and Ierapetra).

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photos by, Andreas Kefalogiannis,, Giannis Stefanakis, Haritos Bobolakis,

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