Crete News comes from YOU, the online world and the press.
Kathimerini is a major Greek newspaper published in both Greek and English, other dailies are Ta Nea, To Vima and Athens News.
Out of Heraklion in Crete are Patris and Mesogios daily newspapers in Greek and the Crete Gazette in English.
Stigmes is a well-known magazine based in Crete with diverse and interesting stories in Greek and English; it is published every two months and is available in hard-copy and online.
Living In Crete, Interkriti and Sfakia Crete each have an online forum for participation and news online.
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Newspapers with online sections include eKathimerini in English, and Ta Nea, To Vima, and Athens News. From Crete are Stigmes and the Crete Gazette.
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Other sources of news and information in English about Crete include websites from Interkriti, Living in Crete, the Crete Gazette and blogs such as Brits in Crete and West Crete.
Crete is divided into four prefectures or provinces, from west to east they are Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lasithi. Each municipal government has a website, often with large sections in English. Each smaller local government area or dimos also has a website with local information, these are also good sources for Crete news.
Dimos of Rethymnon - in the central west
Dimos of Heraklion - the centre of the island
Dimos of Agios Nikolaos - in the east of Kriti
Each local government area will create dynamic programs for their summer festival and place information and programs on their respective websites. From June to September there are exquisite options to choose from all over the island, from musical concerts of all flavours, to art exhibitions, street theatre and plays, beach concerts, to concerts in the old forts with the atmosphere of summer seeping into the performances.
In addition, many other festivals occur throughout the year, such as Carnival in February, the wine festival, food festival and sporting events.
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