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Agios Efstratios

Baby Born on Small Island Gives Hope for Greece’s Birth Rate

A new baby was recently born on Ag. Eftratios, an island of 270; this is of enormous import in the effort to increase Greece's birth rate.

Agios Efstratios Island to be Heated with Renewable Energy

The remote island of Agios Efstratios is to be heated by renewable energy sources generated by the Aeolian and photo-voltaic systems that will be installed soon, an Athens Macedonia news agency report says. The study of the project has been...

Agios Efstratios Declares Emergency Over Locust Swarms

The Greek island of Agios Efstratios declared a state of emergency on Friday due to an ongoing seasonal locust plague, officials said. Much of the plant life in the Aegean Sea island, which is home to about 200 residents, has...

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Answers to Turkey's Provocations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who recently disputed the Treaty of Lausanne and spoke indirectly of territorial claims. "We will not negotiate a single inch of Greek land," Tsipras said during...

A Greek Church That Grazes the Sky

The church of "Panagia Kakaviotissa" has made it in the feature "Greece's 30 nicest churches." The church located on Lemnos island, in the North Aegean, was named Kakaviotissa, after the mount "Kakavos" upon which it is built. The Greek Orthodox...

Two Greek Police Officers Involved in Drug Trafficking Ring

Two Greek police officers are amongst those accused of being members of a crime ring, which controled the entire drug trafficking network on the islands of Lemnos and Agios Efstratios in the eastern Aegean Sea under its control. According to police,...