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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...

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...

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...