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The Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus

On February 13, 1914, Greece signed an international agreement that sealed the fate of Hellenes of Northern Epirus and the Aegean islands. Greece abandoned its claims to Epirus in exchange for dozens of islands in the Aegean. On February 1,...

Archaic Humans Sailed to Aegean Islands 450,000 Years Ago

Archaic humans built boats and sailed to the Aegean Islands as far back as 450,000 years ago, according to a study published recently in Quaternary International Journal. This predates modern human migration from Africa to Europe, which took place between...

What Were the Isles of the Blessed in Greek Mythology?

Greek mythology features many strange and fantastical locations. One such location was a group of islands known as the Isles of the Blessed. They feature in many ancient Greek records. What do these records tell us? And were the...

Findings on Santorini Point to “Lost Island of Atlantis” Origins

The ancient lost city of Atlantis may indeed have been located on what is now known as the Greek island of Santorini.

Ten Majestic Aegean Sea Churches in Greece Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

There are a large number of Aegean churches throughout Greece Some humble and unpretentious here is a list of the most majestic.

Why Greek Island Houses Are Blue and White

World famous destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini are easy to identify in photos thanks in part to their distinct architecture. Influencers love taking pictures in front of the islands' whitewashed homes and blue accents and doors. But why...

Syros: The Lady of the Aegean Islands

Most tourists flock to famous Aegean islands like Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, but overlook some truly spectacular destinations like Syros. This island contains the former capital of the Cyclades, Hermoupolis. Visitors who want a different cultural experience and island atmosphere,...

Greece Slams Turkey’s ‘Repeated Threats of War’

On Wednesday, Greece reacted to what it called "repeated threats of war" by Turkey after Ankara threatened it “will do what is necessary” if Athens refuses to demilitarize the Aegean islands. "The statements made by Turkish officials on the demilitarization...

Greece – Turkey Conflicts in Modern History

Greece and Turkey have been engaged in several conflicts in recent history due to their complex and mostly hostile relationship. Since the establishment of the modern Greek state in the 19th century, the neighbouring countries have fought on two occasions....

Turkey Faces ‘Not Just Greece But All of Europe,’ Greek PM Says

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday that Turkey was up against "not just Greece but all of Europe and our allies in NATO." In speaking at a cabinet meeting, Mitsotakis repeated that Greece will remain calm and confident...