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Long Queues For Travelers Stranded on Samothraki Island

Hundreds of travelers who have remained stranded on the island for days formed huge queues at the port of Samothraki on Wednesday morning. This unfortunate incident occurred due to a combination of strong winds and a mechanical breakdown of the...

Buried in Mud: Samothraki in State of Emergency

Greek authorities declared Samothraki in a state of emergency in the aftermath of Monday's catastrophic rainstorms, that literally caused many parts of the island to be buried in mud. In Chora, tons of mud have covered parts of the town. The...

Fierce Storm Causes Flooding, Landslides on the Island of Samothraki (video)

On Monday, a fierce storm hit the northern Aegean island of Samothraki (Samothrace). Parts of the island have been flooded, and landslides have caused major disruption in the power grid, and road network. The villages of Xiropotamos, Lakkoma, and Prophetis Elias,...

International Gold Distinction for Alonissos and Samothraki Beaches

A Gold Medal was awarded to Alonissos and Samothraki islands by the Quality Coast association. This year's ceremony took place in Torres Vedras, Portugal. It was held under the auspices and the financial contribution of the European Union beaches and coastal...

Earthquake Jolts Samothraki Island

An alarming earthquake that  measured 5.0 on the Richter scale hit the island of Samothraki.  It made its residents and residents of the opposite coastline fearful that more quakes will soon take place. The earthquake's epicenter was in the sea region of the island....

Samothrace: The Most “Un-Greek” Island of Greece

Samothrace is a little-known Greek island which boasts many breathtaking waterfalls and is surrounded by crystal clear waters.

20 Greek Islands with a Different Feel for Every Traveler

There is a Greek island for everyone, whether you want endless sandy beaches, magical villages, turquoise waters, or any combination!

Thousands of Goats Munching Parts of Greece's Samothrace Island into a Moonscape

On the Greek island of Samothraki, in the north Aegean Sea, goats are now posing an imminent threat to the natural environment as a result of overgrazing, according to a new Associated Press (AP) report. Goats far outnumber humans on...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 29 Migrants in Northern Aegean

The Greek Coast Guard announced on Thursday that it has rescued 29 migrants found adrift on the sea between the island of Samothraki and the northeastern port of Alexandroupoli. It is very rare for migrants to use this section of...

Tsipras States Greek Recovery Now Beginning

"2019 will be a landmark year for Greece," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday while visiting Samothraki island, where he attended Epiphany Day celebrations at the church of Panagia Kamariotissa and was made an honorary citizen. Tsipras said that...

Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the grip of freezing temperatures, but all the festivities, including diving for the cross, were still...

Turkey Disputes Sovereignty of 152 Greek Islets

Ankara has issued a list of 152 Greek islets, disputing their sovereignty and the international treaties that have established the status quo in the Aegean. The list is called EGAYDAAK, the acronym for "Egemenligi Anlasmalarla Yunanistan'a Devredilmemis Ada Adacıkve Kayaliklar",...

Flooded Evros Prompts Call for State of Emergency (photos)

The authorities in Evros, northeastern Greece, have raised the alarm following extensive flooding of the river that marks the border with Turkey. Local officials have called upon the government to declare the region in a state of emergency after the river...

Turkey Harasses German Research Vessel in North Aegean

The Turkish navy has asked a German vessel conducting research between the Greek islands of Samothraki and Limnos, to leave the area claiming that it had violated Turkish territorial waters. The research vessel "Meteor" conducts research on behalf of the...

Chios Celebrates 105th Anniversary of Liberation from the Ottomans (video)

105 years since the liberation of Chios from the Ottomans the people of the island are taking part in ceremonies to mark the occasion. The celebrations culminated on Saturday with a parade in the centre of the capital city. Leading the...