An Irish teenager has drowned in a resort on the Greek island of Crete.

According to local news website cretapost.gr, the 15-year-old girl was found dead in a hotel swimming pool yesterday afternoon in the resort village of Stalida.

The girl was reportedly found in the pool by her parents, and an ambulance was called.  

Paramedics tried to resuscitate her at the scene but she was pronounced dead.  

Her body was taken to hospital for an autopsy.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.