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The Greek Sponge Diver Who Became a Statue on Kalymnos

Captain Antonis Kampourakis has been diving into the depths of the Aegean sea, scouring the seafloor for precious sponges, for 50 years.

Kalymnos Island on Strict Lockdown After Rise in Coronavirus Infections

Kalymnos has been placed under strict coronavirus containment measures as of Thursday, New Year's Eve, the government said on Wednesday.

Kalymnos Climbing Festival Kicks off on Friday

A large number of climbers from all over the world will participate in the Climbing Festival of Kalymnos that will take place on the Aegean island on October 5, 6 and 7. This year's program includes presentations, climbing lessons, deep...

Greek Islanders Paint Huge Flag on Kalymnos (video)

Locals from the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese, have shown their patriotism by painting a huge 4,000 square feet Greek flag on a rocky slope overlooking the capital. According to kalymnos-news.gr the idea began with two brothers, painters by profession,...

Missing Student on Kalymnos Island Found Murdered

Nikos Hadjipavlou, a 21-year-old student who went missing a week ago on the island of Kalymnos, was found murdered late on Saturday afternoon. Authorities believe the man was murdered because of the serious wounds on his body and mostly of...

Kalymnos: A Kick-Ass Rock-Climbing Destination [Video]

Traditionally known as the sponge-divers' island and famous for its beautiful seabed, the island of Kalymnos has in recent years established itself as a "Mecca" for rock climbing and one of the top destinations for rock-climbing lovers. Kalymnos has turned into a climbers'...

Kalymnos to Jazz up Annual Rock Climbing Festival on Oct. 10-11

Traditionally known as the sponge-divers' island and famous for its beautiful seabed, the island of Kalymnos, Greece , has in recent years also established itself as a 'Mecca' for rock climbing and one of the best destinations for the...

Greece's President on Telendos, Pserimos and Kalymnos for Epiphany

Despite the cloudy weather, Epiphany glorious manifestations took place in all regions of Greece, from Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus to the smallest coastal village. In Athens, the blessing of the waters ceremony was carried out in the city reservoir, while...

Drug Trafficking Gang Found on Kalymnos

A multimember criminal gang was trafficking heroine and other drugs from Albania into the island of Kalymnos. During the organized operation, the police arrested 12 people, nine of whom are members of the gang, seized amounts of drugs, weapons...

Kalymnos Sponge Diving To Become International Sport

The Skandalopetra FreeDiving Event will be held in Bonaire, Northern Caribbean May 2-9. Many Greeks may not have heard of the word "skandalopetra" before, but freedivers all over the world seem to know its meaning, participating in events with great...

Greece’s Ten Best Scuba Diving Spots

Greece is a country with over sixteen thousand kilometers (9,942 miles) of spectacular coastline, which makes it perfect for scuba diving.

20 Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, however, there are some facts that very few people are aware of.

Greek Easter Traditions and Customs Across Greece

Greek Easter is full of ancient traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the millennia, making the feast a colorful one.

Greek PM Meets with Refugee Student Facing Deportation

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Saidu Kamara, a refugee student facing deportation who won over the hearts of Greeks across the country, on Tuesday. During the meeting, Mitsotakis helped guide the refugee regarding the status of his asylum...

Top Refugee Student Participates in Greek Parade, Then Faces Deportation

Refugee Saidu Kamara participated in his school's Greek Independence Parade on March 25, then he is set to be deported from the country. Each year in honor of the country's fight for freedom from the Ottoman Empire, local Greek students...