Sea Turtles an Endangered Species in Greece, Conservationists Warn
Conservationists have warned that sea turtles in Greece and the wider Mediterranean region are an endangered species. Specifically, the loggerhead sea turtle, also known as the Caretta caretta, is under threat. The warning was given by the Mediterranean Association to...
The Imia Crisis: When Greece Faced War With Turkey in the Aegean
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...
Ai Stratis to Become the First Green Island in Greece
The small Greek island of Ai Stratis (Agios Efstratios) with just over two hundred inhabitants is expected to become the first island in Greece to be powered exclusively by electric and thermal energy from renewables. The small hybrid project in...
What If Greece Extends Its Territorial Waters to 12 Miles in the Aegean?
Greece is firm on its position to extend its territorial waters to twelve nautical miles in the Aegean as is clearly indicated by international law and specifically by the UN’s Treaty on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Despite Turkey's...
Turkey to Install Underwater Surveillance Systems in the Aegean Sea
Turkey plans on installing underwater microphones to locate Greek submarines in the waters of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. The surveillance devices could be dropped into the sea by UAVs The pro-government Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that Turkey...
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. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...
Video: Do Turks Hate Greeks and Vice-Versa?
Turks and Greeks are neighbors sharing a long history that goes centuries back, but the history of the two peoples is marred by a rivalry that today seems fabricated
Oldest Lighthouse in the World Once Stood off the Pelion Peninsula
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...
Ancient Diolkos Stone Road Allowed Ships to Go From Ionian to Aegean
The Diolkos stone road, a marvel of engineering from the time of Ancient Greece, allowed ships to travel overland from the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, bypassing the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Like the Corinth Canal to which it ran almost parallel,...
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.