NEWS

Rethymnon damaged by rain

Large tracts of valuable farmland on the Lasithi plateau in eastern Crete lie under water after the heavy rains that hit the island over the weekend. Serious damage was also caused in the port of Rethymnon further west on the island when huge waves crashed over the harbor walls and swept away several cars that had been parked on the town’s waterfront. The water also poured into shops and homes in the area of the Venetian port. Yesterday, Greece’s civil defense authorities sent a team of geologists and vulcanologists to investigate the crack, which is between 2 and 2.5 meters wide and up to 5 meters deep.