Category: local


PHOTOS: Supplies to the Chania Municipal Community Support Market

Volunteers from NSA Souda Bay delivered school supplies, toiletries and food donations to the Chania Municipal Community Support Market, a facility that supports local families, on Sept. 23. Eleni Zervoudaki, the deputy mayor of Chania who is in charge of the Department of Social Policy, welcomed the Sailors and thanked Lt. Michael Spoke, Command Chaplain, […]

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 […]