Bookings are already witnessing a double-digit increase from last year, and Crete, a favorite destination for Germans, ranks third in demand after Mallorca and Antalya.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s “Poor Things” picked up 4 Oscars out of the eleven nominations at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night including Emma Stone for Best Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

Entitled “Neapolis: A Cradle of Carefree Living & Youth, 1855-1965”, the exhibition details the development of a thoroughly urban neighborhood – in the modern European sense – in the decades after the sleepy Ottoman village that glorious ancient Athens had become was selected to serve as capital of the newly-created modern Greek state after the 1821-1829 War of Independence.

This is the first meeting of a scheduled three in the context of the second round of talks between the two NATO members, agreed upon in Athens Dec. 7, with the signing of the Athens Declaration on Relations of Friendship and Good Neighborliness between PM Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdoğan, during the latter’s one-day visit to Athens.

The owner, Empire Navigation, released a statement confirming that the 11 remaining Filipino seamen aboard the St. Nikolas (with a capacity of 159,100 DWT, built in 2011) had been released and were on route to Manilla since yesterday, Sunday.