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4 Children Among 5 Dead in 2 Migrant Boat Sinkings in Greece

Four children were among five people who died in two separate migrant boat sinkings off the islands of Lesvos and Samos in Greece on Monday. The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying...

Matt Barrett: The Greek-American Who Devotes His Life Writing About Greece

Greek-American Matt Barrett has written millions of words about Greece. Spending his time between Greece and the USA he has over the years created travel pages on the internet that have become a unique resource not only for tourists...

Explore Lesbos Island, Greece

Big and beautiful Lesbos, or Lesvos, is the third largest Greek island after Crete and Evia, and the birthplace of the ancient Greek poet Sappho. It boasts stunning natural landscapes, including beautiful beaches, lush green mountains, and picturesque villages. It's big...

The Greek Island of Lesbos and the Origin of the Word ‘Lesbian’

Modern English, and indeed many languages, borrow a plethora of words from ancient Greek. One particularly interesting word is "lesbian", today used to describe a homosexual woman who is attracted to other women, but the root of the word...

At Least 3 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Mykonos, Greece

At least three people – two women and one man – drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Mykonos, Greece on Friday. After the incident, coast guard officers had observed two migrants swimming near the shores of...

Damning Video Proves Greece Abandons Migrants at Sea Says NYT

A New York Times (NYT) investigation claims that Greece has abandoned migrants at sea in the latest scathing report by a major news organization regarding migrant pushbacks. The footage, taken by an Austrian activist on Lesvos last month, was brought...

Last of Lesbos Greek Grandmothers Who Helped Refugees Dies

Aimilia Kamvysi, the last of the three iconic grandmothers of Lesbos island who became a symbol of solidarity during the refugee crisis of 2015, has died at the age of 93, it was announced on Sunday. She was one of...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical information on Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter there are strong clues that he was either Greek or of Greek origin. This...

At Least Three Die as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Lesvos, Greece

At least three migrants died and several are missing after a migrant boat capsized and sank off the island of Lesvos, Greece on Tuesday. The boat carrying at least 41 migrants sank after crashing into rocks off the island’s coast,...

Syrian Refugee Who Inspired Netflix’s ‘Swimmers’ on Trial in Greece

The trial of a Syrian refugee and competitive swimmer whose story inspired the Netflix film The Swimmers is set to begin on the island of Lesvos, Greece on Friday. Sarah Mardini, a prominent human rights worker, is one of twenty-four...