Category: local


Pompeo in Greece next week. He will also visit NSA Souda Bay

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next week. Pompeo’s visit reflect’s Washington’s desire to de-escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. Pompeo will also visit the Souda naval base next Sunday. Besides Greece-Turkish relations, Pompeo will discuss military cooperation with Greek officials. A meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is highly likely. The […]

Priest in Rethymno sentenced for violating EODY’s face mask directive

A priest in Rethymno, Crete, was sentenced to nine-months in jail on Friday for inciting disobedience against the National Public Health Organization’s directive on the mandatory use of face masks. The priest, whose sentence was suspended for three years, spoke against the use of face masks while performing a blessing ceremonyduring the opening of a […]

Quake of 5.4 Richter strikes south of Crete

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck at 7.28 p.m. on Friday evening just off the southern coast of Crete. According to the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute, the tremor’s epicenter was 19 kilometers off the coast of the seaside village of Arvi and 52 kilometers southeast of the city of Iraklio. It had a […]

Death toll from sunken migrant vessel rises to four

The number of dead from the shipwreck of a vessel, possibly a yacht, carrying migrants and refugees has risen to four – two women and two boys aged six and seven – Greek authorities announced on Tuesday. A massive search-and-rescue operation has been underway since the vessel sank 12 nautical miles east of Crete on […]