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Oldest City in Europe Is Strofilas in Greece

Strofilas on the island of Andros in Greece is the oldest city in Europe. Dating to 4500 - 3200 BC

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.

Greece, Turkey Agree Confidence-Building Measures in the Aegean

The long-stalled military confidence-building measures between Greece and Turkey resumed on Monday in Ankara. Delegations from both countries' defense ministries, as well as civilian officials, focused on crucial measures to be implemented in the Aegean region, which has long been...

Ancient Stone Spheres Found in Greece Could Be Part of a Game

Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have recently discovered that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean in Greece could be playing pieces from an ancient board game. There has been quite a lot of speculation...

Greek Airline to Operate Repatriation Flight Post-Morocco Earthquake

In response to the devastating earthquake in Morocco, Greek Airline Aegean will operate an emergency special flight for passenger repatriation. The airline has swiftly organized an emergency flight from Marrakesh to Athens to facilitate the return of passengers affected by...

Greece’s Koufonisia Islands Ban Water Recreational Activities

The Koufonisia Islands in Greece have imposed a comprehensive ban on all water recreational activities, with the exception of swimming, in order to ensure public safety and preserve the Aegean island's natural beauty. Koufonisia is a set of 2 islands...

A Magical Getaway to the Greek Island of Halki

Halki island is a haven of peace and natural remedy for anxiety. Its emerald waters, its history and culture are unique features.

Greece’s Mitsotakis Delivers ‘Message of Friendship’ to Turkey

New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his desire to convey a “message of friendship” from Greece to Turkey during his visit to the Dodecanese island of Leros ahead of the June 25 elections. Addressing a crowd of ND supporters...

World Environment Day: Plastic Pollution Threatens Marine Life in Greece

A recent study on the extent of plastic pollution in Greece found microplastic pollutants in all 25 marine animals examined. The study conducted by the Archipelagos Institute for Marine Conservation was released prior to the World Environment Day marked on...

Mass Death of Sea Urchins in the East Med Threatens Ecosystems

Sea urchins in the Eastern Mediterranean have been dying off at an alarming rate due to a pathogen, a development that threatens the Turkish and Greek prized coral reef ecosystems, researchers announced Friday. According to a report in Daily Sabah,...