Calamos Supports Greece

Aegean Sea

Imia: The Time When Greece and Turkey Were Closest to War

As unlikely as it may seem, a dispute over salvage rights between Turkish and Greek captains was the trigger for a series of events which escalated into a major international incident called the Imia Crisis. The quickly-spiraling crisis saw the...

The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. It connects the Ionian and Aegean seas, making cargo...

92-year-old Greek Grandpa Takes Viral Dive From High Platform

Giorgos Kagais is a 92-year-old Greek "pappou" from Rhodes who gained internet fame due to his impressive sea jump. A video of his daring jump from a six-meter diving board garnered over 1.2 million likes on Instagram. Giorgos, who has...

The World’s Oldest Lighthouse Once Stood in Pelion, Greece

Few people are aware that the deadly Lefteris Reef located off the coast of the Pelion peninsula in Greece, where many ships have come to grief, was the site of the oldest lighthouse in the world, more ancient even...

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.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Vacation in Greece

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni were spotted on a yacht in Greece while on vacation. The famous couple have been enjoying themselves in Greece for the past few days. As reported by local media, they...

The Mystery of Longevity on Ikaria Island, Greece

Ikaria, a beautiful island located in the eastern Aegean, may look similar to any other Greek islands, but there is one vital difference.

Nisyros Island, a Moonscaped Aegean Hideaway

Nisyros is a magical gem located in the the Dodecanese. The island is part of and has an active volcano which is also the youngest in Greece.

Greek Island of Skyros Boasts Near-Deserted Beaches and Wild Ponies

Skyros, the southernmost of the Sporades, is not among the better-known Greek islands, but it has a devoted following of visitors who come back year after year, drawn by its many unique features. In Skyros, green and blue coexist in...

Ancient Diolkos Stone Road Allowed Ships to Go From Ionian to Aegean

The Diolkos stone road, an ancient Greek engineering marvel, allowed ships to travel overland from the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, bypassing the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Like the Corinth Canal, which was finally constructed millennia later, it made passage around the...