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Mysterious Ancient Greek Stone Spheres Could Be Part of a Game

Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have discovered that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean could be playing pieces from an ancient board game. There has been quite a lot of speculation around these spheres...

Greek Fishermen Launch Initiative to Deal With Marine Pollution

Greek fishermen recently launched an initiative to prevent marine pollution and protect fish stocks. The ''Amorgorama'' initiative seeks to adopt and manage a more sustainable way of dealing with marine pollution and overfishing in the Aegean. The program is an...

Solving The Mystery of Santorini’s Volcano

The mystery surrounding the formation of Santorini’s volcano is one that still puzzles archeologists and scientists today. Santorini is a place of great beauty visited by millions of tourists each year. It is an island well known for its beautiful hotels,...

Turkey Violates Greece’s Airspace 110 Times in a Single Day

On Thursday, Greece announced that Turkey's jets and UAVs violated Greek airspace 110 times on Wednesday. The provocations by Turkey came on the same day that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Athens that Ankara will decide “when and where...

‘Taverna By the Sea,’ a Funny Memoir on Running a Taverna in Greece

Taverna by the Sea is an enchanting, funny and poignant memoir about answering the call of adventure by taking on a challenge: helping to run a taverna beside an idyllic beach in Greece. British author Jen Barclay describes how during...

EU Concerned About Turkey’s Hostile Remarks Against Greece

The EU voiced concern on Monday over what it called "hostile remarks" by Turkey against Greece. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greece of occupying demilitarized islands in the Aegean and said Turkey was ready to "do what is necessary" when...

5.2 Earthquake Strikes Greece’s Samos

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the sea off Greece's Samos on Wednesday, according to an announcement by the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. The epicenter was reported to have occurred seventeen kilometers southwest of the town of...

Greece Denies Its S-300s Locked on Turkish F-16s

Greece has denied claims by Turkey that Greek S-300 surface-to-air missiles locked on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets carrying out a reconnaissance mission in international airspace. On Sunday, citing sources in the Turkish Defense Ministry, the country’s state-run news agency,...

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Patrol Boat

A Turkish coast guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers around a Greek patrol boat in Greek territorial waters near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday off Farmakonisi, located northeast of...

Biden and Erdogan Discuss “Stability in Aegean”

US President Joe Biden discussed “the importance of maintaining stability in the Aegean” with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a White House statement issued after the meeting of the two leaders on the margins of the...