When I joined the Crete with Africa?

    Four to five inches comes every year closer to the island of Crete with the coast of Cyrenaica in Libya…
    which, according to geologists, means that in about 5 to 6 million years, the island will join the African coast.
    In the same direction, but much more slowly moving, and the northern Greece, with the consequence that the area of the central and northern Aegean grow day by day.
    The above observations were made in accordance with the newspaper Haniotika Nea, in the framework of the 3rd International Γεωπολιτισμικού Symposium on “Samaria”, which was launched yesterday at the Centre of Architecture of the Mediterranean and will be completed tomorrow. The symposium is organized by the Center Island and the Mediterranean Culture – “Μεσόνησος” in collaboration with members of the scientific community of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens.
    Speaking to reporters, professor of Geology, University of Athens Dimitris Papanikolaou reported in large geological changes which took place in Crete in the last 25 million years, noting that up until about 14 million years ago, Crete was connected with the Cyclades and the Cretan sea did not even exist.
    “That’s when I started to shaped the Cretan sea on the island of Crete began to be removed and from the Cyclades”, stressed, among other things, and added that the island acquired its current form over the last 2 million years, when he stood up from 800 meters, the basin of Messara and Heraklion.
    Continuing, he stated that according to the scientific forecasts, in the 5 to 6 million years ago, the Crete will arrive across in Cyrenaica will collide and unite with the coast of Libya. He noted that based on the recordings made with satellite GPS, the Crete is moving today with 4 to 5 cm the time to the Cyrenaica. “On the contrary, the northern Greece and the Halkidiki are moving in the same direction only by 1 centimeter.
    This opens the trench of the northern Aegean sea. The island of Crete with the Cyclades and Attica depart in front and from the back rushes slowly the rest of northern Greece and Europe with the consequence that opens the central and northern Aegean sea”, said mr. Papanikolaou.