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4.2 Earthquake Hits Greece’s Cyclades

A 4.2 earthquake hit the Cyclades islands in Greece on Friday. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the quake struck just before 8 a.m. local time in the sea area between the islands of Amorgos and Santorini. The earthquake had...

Amorgos: The Greek Island of the Big Blue

Amorgos, the Cyclades' easternmost island, boasts marvelous beaches with azure waters, gorgeous caves, ideal spots for diving, scenic bays, and ancient footpaths leading through its steep rocky terrain. It was there that the 1988 movie “Le Grand Bleu” ( The...

Top Five Greek Island Monasteries Perched on Rocks

In older times, Greek monks were trying to build monasteries in places that were hidden or difficult to access in order to protect them from bandits, invaders, and conquerors.

The Last Traditional Mailman of Amorgos, Greece

The last traditional mailman of the Greece's Amorgos, retired after 36 years walking everyday the steep alleys of the island.

Greek Islands Are Covered in Snow in Rare Weather Event

The Greek islands have been completely covered in snow since Sunday in a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. Locals say that the last time this amount of snow fell on the Cyclades was decades ago. Syros, Naxos, Tinos, Andros, Mykonos, Santorini, and...

Mekila: The Greek Tequila Made from Prickly Pears

Mekila, known as "the Greek tequila," is a drink proudly made on the Greek island of Amorgos courtesy of the many prickly pear cacti that grow on the island. Antonis Vekris, the Amorgian who founded Mekila, is rightfully proud for...

Brave Sole Resident of Greek Islet Kinaros Gets Vaccinated

The lone inhabitant of Greek islet Kinaros, Irene Katsotourchi, was vaccinated against COVID-19 after a mobile vaccination unit visited the Dodecanese islet

The Unexpected Reason the Greek Island of Amorgos was Trending

The stunning Greek island of Amorgos is currently trending online, and not for its rugged natural beauty and secluded beaches, but for its name.

Five Greek Islands Considered At Risk Due to Wind Farm Construction

The organization Europa Nostra announced on Thursday that they have symbolically placed five Greek islands on their list of endangered cultural heritage sites because of what they consider the risk of their landscapes being destroyed by the construction of...

Turkey-Bound Freighter Rescues 151 Migrants on Yacht Adrift Near Amorgos

A freighter bound for Turkey on Wednesday rescued a total of 151 migrants and refugees who had been packed on a yacht which was adrift in the sea northeast of the island of Amorgos. As has been the case during...