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Othonoi Island: The Beautiful Westernmost Point of Greece

At the junction of two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic, there is a beautiful island that is known as the westernmost point of Greece. It was also famous for being Calypso's island in Greek mythology. Located northwest of...

Etruscan Tomb Excavation Unearths Ancient Greek Cup

Archaeologists in Italy recently uncovered ten remarkable Etruscan tombs in the Monterozzi necropolis, where they also found ancient Greek artefacts such as Euboic drinking cups. Carried out in what the archaeologists called an “emergency campaign” to save the complex, the...

Italy’s Stromboli Volcano Eruption Spotted From Space

A striking image of the eruption of Italy's Stromboli volcano was captured in space by Europe's Sentinel-2 satellite, part of an Earth observation mission from the Copernicus Programme, shortly after it erupted. This fissuring of magma to the Earth's surface...

Stunning Ancient Greek Queen Fresco Discovered in Pompeii

A stunning fresco discovered amongst the ruins of ancient Pompeii in 2018 depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and Leda, the Greek mythical queen of Sparta and wife of King Tyndareus. The figure...

Greece Announces Preferred Investor For Igoumenitsa Port

On Thursday, Greece's privatizations agency named an Italian-led consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of a majority stake in the port of Igoumenitsa, situated in the northwestern part of the country. Italy's Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. along with Greece's...

Greek Officer Assumes Command of EU’s Operation ‘Irini’ Off Libya

Greek commodore Stylianos Dimopoulos has taken over the command of the EU's Operation "Irini" deployed off Libya in the Central Mediterranean. Operation Irini was launched by the European Union on March 31, 2020 as part of the EU contribution to...

Giorgia Meloni and the Return of Fascism in Italy

The rise of far-right politician Giorgia Meloni has left many outside Italy asking how her brand of what many argue is fascism can achieve such prominence in a country that has experienced life under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini....

Far-Right Leader Giorgia Meloni Set to Become Italy’s First Female PM

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni claimed victory in Italy's election on Sunday and is on course to become the country's first female prime minister. Meloni's right-wing alliance, which also includes Matteo Salvini's far-right League and former PM Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza...

Kostas Georgakis, the Student Who Set Himself on Fire for Greece

Kostas Georgakis, a Greek geology student who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as a protest against the Greek military dictatorship of the time. The 22-year-old's last words were "Long...

DNA Study Shows When Ancient Greeks Colonized Italy

A recent DNA study by an international team of scientists showed when Ancient Greeks colonized Magna Graecia in Italy. Magna Graecia is the name of the coastal areas of southern Italy and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers. The...