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Greece’s Astypalea Hosts Parkour’s Most Prestigious Competition

The island of Astypalea in Greece hosted the Red Bull Art of Motion 2022 this week which is regarded as the most daring parkour competition in the world. Sixteen international freerunners showcased gravity-defying stunts and tricks in the stunning setting...

Greece’s Astypalaia Island Turns “Green” with Fleet of Electric Cars

Greece's Astypalaia received the first shipment of electric cars this week through a program to make it the first “smart” island that runs almost entirely on green energy. The delivery is part of the “Smart and Sustainable Island” program, a...

Volkswagen to Transform Greek Island Astypalaia into Green Energy Hub

Astypalaia, aided by a major investment from Volkswagen, will soon become the Mediterranean's first and only green energy hub. 

Greek PM Mitsotakis Gets an Earful from Yiayias of Astypalaia

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis landed in hot water in the Greek island of Astypalaia on Wednesday during his visit

Astypalaia Development Can be “Model” for Sustainability

Astypalaia, soon to be home to a massive investment by Volkswagen, could become a "model island" for sustainable tourism and development, the CEO of Deloitte Greece Dimitris Koutsopoulos stated to AMNA on Wednesday. Deloitte, a consulting and financial advisory firm,...

Massive Volkswagen Investment Seen as Vote of Confidence in Greece

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis hailed on Wednesday the ambitious investment by German automaker to the island of Astypalaia a "vote of confidence in Greece." Volkswagen, in cooperation with Greece, announced it will launch an innovative project to bring climate-neutral mobility...

Volkswagen to Turn Greece's Astypalaia into Green Energy Island

The Greek island of Astypalaia will be the site of a major new investment enterprise, helmed by the Volkswagen corporation. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and officials from the German automaker will announce on Wednesday the details of a plan to bring...

More than 130 Refugees and Migrants Saved off Astypalaia and Samos This Weekend

A vessel of Frontex, the EU's coast guard and border agency, located and rescued this weekend eighty-one migrants and refugees that were on a dinghy in the sea region off the coast of Samos. At the same time, more than...

World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti Found in Greece

The world’s oldest erotic graffiti was discovered in Astypalaia, a beautiful Greek island of the Dodecanese, dated from the early 6th and late 5th century B.C. One of the inscriptions depicts two phalluses, carved on the flat surface of a rock...

85 Illegal Immigrants Found in the Aegean Sea

Eighty-five illegal immigrants, including 15 children and 20 women, were found on board a sailing boat, 5.6 miles south-west of the island of Astypalaia. In difficult weather conditions, the Greek Coast Guard rescued the group and transferred them safely to...