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Why Greek Island Houses Are Blue and White

World famous destinations like Mykonos and Santorini are immediately recognizable 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 are Greek...

New Findings on Santorini Point to "Lost Island of Atlantis" Origins

A new documentary airing on the Discovery Channel says that the ancient lost city of Atlantis may indeed have been located on what is now known as the Greek island of Santorini. Covered by 200 feet of ash from an...

Turkey Openly Threatens to Occupy Greece's Aegean Islands

In a major escalation of aggressive rhetoric by Ankara, Turkish Vice-President signaled on Saturday that the Erdogan government has set its eyes on taking over the Greek islands close to Turkey. Fuat Oktay said that his compatriots cry their hearts...

Ten Majestic Aegean Sea Churches Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

There are numerous Marian churches along the stunningly beautiful shorelines of the Aegean sea. Some majestic, some humble and unassuming, many of them built on rocks on inaccessible hills, or even in caves. Their histories are filled with religious miracles. The Monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi...

Almost 1,300 Migrants Arrived on Northern Aegean Islands in March

A dinghy with 39 migrants and refugees from Afghanistan and Africa arrived early Wednesday along the coast of Kleio on northern Lesvos. The migrants/refugees were sent to a small church outside the village where they will remain for at least...

European Court Gives Greece Go-Ahead for Migrant Detention Centers

Enclosed detention facilities for migrants and asylum seekers are not prohibited by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), its President said on Tuesday at a briefing in the Greek Parliament. Court President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos said that as long as...

The Forgotten Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus

February 1, 1914 was a historic day for the fate of the Greek communities of Northern Epirus, a geographical region northwest of Greece, where Hellenism had flourished and suffered over the course of centuries. February 1 was also a historic...

Turkey Calls for the Demilitarization of Sixteen Greek Islands

The Turkish Defense Minister called on Wednesday for the demilitarization of sixteen Aegean islands, claiming that Greece is violating international agreements. Athens quickly responded by accusing Ankara of hypocrisy. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said "the islands near the cost of...

Santorini's Autumnal Splendor Will Fill Your Senses

Santorini has without a doubt become Greece's most iconic and well-known island destination. Its traditional Aegean architecture, spectacular panoramic views, wild landscapes, and countless entertainment options would be attractive to practically anyone who has a passport. Nonetheless, the Greek summer is admittedly...