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News Greece » Crete: Greek power grid launches tender for Crete link project

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/admie-islands-crete/greek-power-grid-launches-tender-for-crete-link-project-idUSL8N1RO626
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

ATHENS, April 11 (Reuters) - Greece’s power grid operator has launched an international open tender for a project linking the island of Crete to the mainland grid via undersea cables, the energy ministry said on Wednesday. The project linking Crete to ...

News Greece » Crete: Greek hotel industry improving as country recovers

News channel or source: http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/284106/Greek-hotel-industry-improving-as-country-recovers
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Michalopoulou said several developments have aided Greece’s hotel industry, namely infrastructure upgrades. The country has made improvements to 14 regional airports, and a new airport in Crete is due to open later in 2018. Also this year, Greece has ...

News Greece » Crete: Crete Reconnaissance: At the Altar of Zeus

News channel or source: https://www.argophilia.com/news/at-the-altar-of-zeus/220287/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The Lasithi Plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece is famous today for the thousands of windmills that once irrigated the fertile soils of the plateau. And though only a few skeletons of these windmills remain as a ...

News Greece » Crete: In Greek city, Syrian refugees line up — to get arrested

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-greek-city-refugees-wait-in-line--to-get-arrested/2018/04/13/18b5352a-3f2c-11e8-955b-7d2e19b79966_story.html
Publication date: Friday 13 April 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Several hundred refugees and migrants have gathered ... Organizers said protests are also planned on the island of Crete where a deep-water port at Souda Bay is used by the U.S. military. Thanassis Stavrakis contributed from ...

News Greece » Crete: Drones could make Turkey-Greece clashes less risky, but more frequent

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/turkey-drone-warfare-may-escalate-aegean-tensions.html
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

As the drone, which was launched from Turkey's Dalaman Naval Air Base, was operating at an altitude of 6,600 meters (21,600 feet) off the Greek island of Rhodes, it was approached by the F-16s from Kastelli Air Base on Crete. According to a report in ...

News Greece » Crete: Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/greek-town-ritually-burns-judas-orthodox-celebrate-easter-article-1.3921842
Publication date: Sunday 08 April 2018

ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated ... In at least two villages in Crete this year, the Judas figure was made to resemble Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A darker side of the custom is an implied hostility ...

News Greece » Crete: Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

News channel or source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/return-to-the-soil-lifts-refugees-spirits-in-greece/article/519999
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

A Syrian long-term resident of Greece who goes by the nickname of "Kastro", he has brought know-how from years of work on the island of Crete, one of Greece's main centres of farm produce. The Kaparelli project began a year ago with the assistance of ...

News Greece » Crete: Wine of the Week: Idaia 'Ocean' Crete Thrapsathiri 2016

News channel or source: http://www.startribune.com/wine-of-the-week-idaia-ocean-crete-thrapsathiri-2016/479568353/
Publication date: Friday 13 April 2018

I can't even pronounce "Thrapsathiri," but I can proclaim that the Idaia "Ocean" Crete Thrapsathiri 2016 ($16) is packed with vibrancy and flavor. Simply gorgeous aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a refreshing finish are hallmarks of this white Greek ...

News Greece » Crete: Ryanair to shut Crete base, limit Greek flights in airport fare protest

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/ryanair-to-shut-crete-base-limit-greek-flights-in-airport-fare-protest/ar-AAvM1m9
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair on Wednesday said it would shut down its base on the popular Greek tourist island of Crete to protest airport charges. The Dublin-based group said it would also reduce its domestic Greek flights from June 1, the start of the ...