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Greece's Astypalea Aims to Become First Smoke-Free Island

The island of Astypalea, in the Dodecanese, has set the ambitious task of becoming the first Greek island that is "smoke-free". In a country where smoking is widespread, the local authority announced plans to run the campaign of "Astypalea without...

Ancient Love Inscriptions in Astypalea

The concept of love during the ancient Greek times isn’t that different from nowadays. The only change is the way people used to express their feelings. A lovestruck person today may use graffiti to express passion for his beloved,...

A Rare Tornado Struck Astypalea

A phenomenon of unprecedented intensity struck a Dodecanese Island, Astypalea. It was a large wedge tornado and a satellite waterspout just behind it, that lasted for more than ten hours, during which trees were uprooted and houses flooded. The island’s residents reported...

Greek President Pays Christmas Visit to Brave Lone Islander

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the remote island of Kinaros in the southeastern Aegean on Wednesday and met with its sole inhabitant, 75-year-old Rinio Katsotourchi. "Rinio symbolizes this year's Christmas," Sakellaropoulou said. "She is lonely, but brave. This is how...

Brave Lone Inhabitant of Greek Islet Vows to Stay Put (video)

Irene Kotsatourchi, the lone inhabitant of the Greek islet of Kinaros who was found safe and well on Thursday, vowed to continue living in her isolated little world in the middle of the Aegean despite all the hardships she endures. The...

Search Operation Launched for Lone Inhabitant of Greek Islet who has Gone Missing

Greek search and rescue teams attempted on Thursday to locate an elderly woman who is the lone resident of the islet of Kinaros in the Aegean sea, after she had gone missing for three days. 74-year-old Eirini Kotsatourchi, of "Mrs....

Conde Nast Traveler Hails 14 Greek Islands (photos)

As everyone knows, the Greek islands are one of the most vibrant touristic destinations in the world. Now, the prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has published a list of the 14 most beautiful Greek islands that everyone should visit...

4.7 Richter Scale Earthquake Rocks the Dodecanese

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 18:56 on Tuesday in the Dodecanese, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory. The epicenter of the quake was located in the marine area northwest of Astypalea...

Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association Adopts Greek Islet

  Kinaros, also known as Cinarus, is a small Greek island in the Aegean, located west of Kalymnos and Leros and east of Amorgos, and only 5.5 nautical miles west-southwest of Levitha. Kinaros, which is the second westernmost island of the...

Scientists Warn of Quakes Stronger than 7 Magnitude in the Aegean

A scientific study has warned that the five major fault lines that exist at the bottom of the Aegean Sea between Santorini and Amorgos could produce earthquakes of up to 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to the research...

Olympic Air Takes Over Three Domestic Routes

Olympic Air will take over, without any financial compensation, the operation of three remote flight destinations for a period of four years, starting April 1, 2017. The remote flight destinations are Athens-Milos, Athens-Naxos and Athens-Sitia The agreement raises the number of...

South Aegean Regional Council Decides on 25 Seaplane Airports

The South Aegean Regional Council has decided to establish a waterways network with 25 seaplane airports in on Dodecanese and Cyclades islands. The aim of the waterways system is to resolve consistent transportation needs the islands face, especially during winter....

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Inaugurates Mobile Healthcare Program

Two state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Units and an MRI scanner were inaugurated today by the Health Unit (AEMY S.A.), marking the launch of the National Primary Healthcare Education and Promotion Program in island and border regions of Greece, which is...