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Leros Island: The Mecca of WWII Shipwreck Diving

Since 1943, Leros island in the eastern Aegean has been the world's second biggest "museum" of WWII shipwrecks after Normandy. During the past five years, the island has been turned into a go-to destination for diving tourism. The Eastern Aegean...

Discover the Hidden Beauty of Leros Island

Located between Patmos and Kalymnos, Leros is a stunning island in the Dodecanese. The island is isolated and well worth discovering.

Stolen Weapons Probe Eyes Naval Base Guards on Leros Island, Greece

Greek police and naval investigators probing the theft of military equipment and weapons from a naval base on the island of Leros are now focusing on two guards at the base. It is reported that the suspects had access to...

Military Equipment Goes Missing From Greek Navy Premises on Leros Island

The General Staff of the Greek Navy announced in the early hours of Tuesday that military equipment which had been stockpiled at Leros Naval Technical Installation Service (YNTEL) is now missing. The statement notes that ''In the afternoon hours of Monday, 09...

Leros and 'Greek Challenge' to Bid for Extreme Sailing Series

'Greek Challenge' along with the municipality of the southern Aegean island of Leros have teamed up in order to bid and host international sailing events, including the Extreme Sailing Series. The announcement was made during the National Hellenic Society...

Greek Fishermen Accuse Turkish Boats of Opening Fire off Leros Island

Greek fishermen have reported that they were fired upon by Turkish fishing boats near Kalapodi islet, 300 meters off the coast of Leros island. Two Greek seamen, owners of fishing boats, spoke to Alpha television saying that the Turkish boats...

Transgender Refugees Attacked in Leros; One Hospitalized

Two transgender refugees were attacked in Leros on Wednesday by people on motorcycles, the Greek Transgendered Support Association (GTSA) said in a press release on Friday. One of the two women is being treated for her injuries at the local...

Save the Children Opens School for Refugees on Leros

A new educational facility called “LEDU” was opened on the island of Leros on Thursday, aiming to help around 170 refugee children integrate smoothly in Greek schools and continue their education. The school, located in the area of Lepida, will...

Leros: Child Refugee Hit by Car Sustains Serious Injuries, Air Transferred to Hospital

A refugee boy, aged about six, suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a passing car along with another underage refugee in a rural road in Leros on Tuesday evening. According to the local police, the exact...

Defense Minister to Visit Hotspots in Lesvos, Chios, Leros on Tuesday

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos will visit Lesvos, Chios and Leros on Tuesday to inspect the registration and identification centers on the islands which are almost complete, the ministry said in a press release. Before his visit, he will hold a...

Assailant Involved in Paris Attacks Passed Through Leros, Greece

At least one of the eight Paris attack perpetrators was among the refugees who had passed through Greece in October holding a Syrian passport, Greek authorities say. According to Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, the Syrian passport found at...

Leros Island to Require Registration for Passenger Animals

Horses, donkeys and mules will receive registration numbers and legal liability for accidents on the Greek island of Leros, following a decision by the island’s City Council. The new regulation will include all “passenger animals” and it provides that...

Mental Institution in the Island of Leros Faces Vast Food Shortages

That pharmacies and hospitals in Greece are facing large shortages interfering with their ability to provide necessary care for patients is not news to most people by now.  To grasp the level of urgency and the extent to which...

Truman Doctrine: How America Helped Greece Avoid Falling into Soviet Orbit

The 1947 Truman Doctrine was crucial for Greece to avoid falling into the sphere of Soviet influence while the country was ravaged by the Civil War (1946-1949)

The Day The Dodecanese Joined Motherland Greece

The Dodecanese, the island archipelago which literally means ”The Twelve Islands”, officially joined their motherland of Greece on March 7, 1948.