x

Society

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.

RELATED

NEW JERSEY – The chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, sent a new message to Turkey that in the event it takes any action against Greece, it will suffer the consequences.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.