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Greek Government to Invest in Kastellorizo Island Desalination

Greece's General Secretariat for the Aegean and Island Policy and the country's shipping industry have signed a €870,000 ($1 million) contract to build a desalination plant on Kastellorizo island, according to a report by Kathimerini news daily. Construction on the...

Patmos and Arki Gain Water Autonomy with Desalination Units

The islands of Patmos and Arki in the eastern Aegean have achieved water autonomy with the creation of desalination units, ending their longtime dependency on water tankers. The units were acquired in 2012 but then the plan was abandoned. Work...

Global Water Crisis: Greece Ranks 26th in the World in Water Scarcity

Nearly 1.8 billion people, or one-quarter of the Earth's entire population, live in just seventeen countries which are facing serious water shortages - a problem which is expected to only worsen in the near future. Of those seventeen nations, which...

Major Investment Project in Corfu to Start after 7 Years and 11 Appeals

The project of building a luxury resort in a ​​490-acres plot in Erimitis, in the ​​Kassiopi area of Corfu, will kick off in 2019, seven years after the agreement with the Greek State and after 11 appeals. The investment by...

Mykonos 'Could Declare Emergency' Over Water Shortage

Mykonos is facing the risk of being left without enough water in the summer and residents of the Greek island could even find themselves declaring a state of emergency, according to local reports. Increased tourist traffic as well as a...

Tsipras: Greece Does Not Threaten Nor is Scared

Greek premier Alexis Tsipras sent a message of peaceful coexistence and cooperation to Turkey from the Greek island of Kastellorizo, a stone's throw from the Turkish coast on Tuesday. "Greece threatens no one but nor is it afraid of anyone,"...

"Santorini Experience" Sporting Event Ready for October 6-8

One of the top sports tourism events in Greece, the third annual "Santorini Experience" for professional and amateur runners and swimmers, will take place in October 6-8. This year's Santorini event will start on Friday, October 6 with a focus...

Privatizations Take Too Long to be Completed in Greece

The sale of the Cassiope property in Corfu by the Greek State will be completed on November 9, four years and nine months after the privatization procedures began. NCH Capital will pay 23 million euros and will acquire 100% of...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Agreement of Huge Economic and Geopolitical Importance

The tripartite Greece - Cyprus - Israel agreement is considered of special economic and geopolitical importance by government sources. This agreement, which is the result of increasingly frequent contacts last year, is the second, after the tripartite agreement of...

First Water Airport to Operate in Corfu

The approval for the creation of the first water airport in Greece was signed today by Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Giannis Maniatis, after the examination of the environmental conditions was completed. The country's first water airport will operate...

Greek Island for Sale, 800,000 Euros Only!

For those looking for a unique and expensive Christmas gift idea, there is a small Greek island sold for 800,000 euros only. This is what the Daily Mail wrote about Little Lesbos, a 16-acre uninhabited island situated just 200 meters off...

Water in Mykonos Is Running Out

No, it is not a joke, but Mykonos is running out of water! One of the most popular summer destinations worldwide, the cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos is facing serious water shortages. It is estimated that the water resources of...

Mykonos Faces Drought Risk this Summer

The popular Greek island of Mykonos faces a serious drought risk this summer unless immediate measures are taken to avert water shortages, local sources report. The water level at the island's main reservoir is exceptionally low and local officials say...

Annual Report on 'Sea Diamond' Wreck

The impact of the 'Sea Diamond' wreck on the marine ecosystem in Santorini is negligible, according to the fourth annual report released by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research on Thursday. The report was based on research conducted between...