Dark Side of Greece Tourism: Crete Knife Attack, Rape Claims

As Greece is enjoying what could be a record-busting year tourism with the COVID-19 pandemic waning, there have been reports of visitors being gouged on Mykonos, a knife attack on Crete and rape claims.

Greek police on the country’s biggest island were trying eto track down a group who a German family in holiday said chased them in a car and pulled a knife, terrifying them in the community of Mylopotamos.

Speaking to state broadcaster ERT, the family said the suspects started chasing them for no apparent reason when they were driving around Rethymno in their rental car and a driver in a pickup truck came at themwith a knife.

The incident was said to have shaken up the community on an island that depends on tourism, many of the visitors from Germany, and led to minsters from Citizens Protection and Tourism to coordinate with police and talk to the victims.

In the western Greece community of Palairos, a 24-year-old British woman who was visiting said a local man tugged her hair and raped her at a secluded beach, leading to the arrest of a 26-year-old suspect then released him.

Authorities said the woman had returned to the United Kingdom after making the charges against she met at a local bar, frequented mainly by British holidaymakers in western Greece, said the British paper The Daily Mail.

The suspect’s attorney, Dimitris Masouras, told the newspaper it was sex with consent and she wanted it and that his client was released after a hearing found no reason to hold him.


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