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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...

Greece’s Sovereignty Over the Aegean Islands Is Not Disputed, U.S. Says

Greece’s sovereignty over the Aegean islands is not in dispute, the U.S. State Department said regarding the new threats launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Greece. In a written statement, a spokesperson for the US State Department noted...

Greece Rejects Turkey’s Demand to Demilitarize the Aegean Islands

Greece rejected the diplomatic protest issued by Turkey on the militarization of the Aegean islands of Chios and Lesvos on Monday. Ankara summoned the Greek Ambassador in Ankara, Christodoulos Lazaris, protesting the presence of armored units on the islands. Lazaris was...

Greece Will Not Be Bullied, Greek PM Tells UN Assembly

Greek PM Mitsotakis emphasized at the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday that "Greece will not be bullied!" In his speech, the Greek PM slammed Turkish claims over the sovereignty of Greece's islands and called them "baseless and...

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...

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.

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 Warns Turkey: We Are Reaching the Limits of Our Patience

Greece warned Turkey that it is reaching the limits of restraint and patience following a period of intense Turkish provocations, including overflights and demands to demilitarize Greek islands. "We will do whatever it takes in order to defend and protect...

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.