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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.

Unraveling the Mystery of Longevity on Ikaria, Greece

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

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 which comes back year after year, drawn by its many unique features. In Skyros, green and blue coexist in total harmony,...