One of the most beautiful Greek islands, Crete, is suffering following a low of harsh weather conditions that hit the mainland over the past week.
Torrential rains and galling winds have caused damages to main and connecting roads, buildings and infrastructure altogether exceeding 100 million euros, according to Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.
Last week also saw the collapse of one of the island’s most popular contemporary history attractions, the 1908 bridge connecting the two sides of the Keritis river in the Alcianos area of Chania’s Platanias region.
“The figure will be higher than the initial estimates of 100 million euros,” he added, explaining that the precise cost can only be estimated after the community recovers and a team of Infrastructure Ministry experts and local engineers complete their assessment of the damage.
Meanwhile, the country’s Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis announced on Wednesday that Crete will receive 10 million euros as an emergency aid fund.