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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...

Ancient Cemetery for Infants Discovered on Greek Island

The study of the largest ancient Greek cemetery for infants found on Astypalea island in Greece continues, shedding light on the goddess of childbirth

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...

Greece's Astypalea Aims to Become First Smoke-Free Island

The island of Astypalea, in the Dodecanese, has set the ambitious task of becoming the first Greek island that is "smoke-free". In a country where smoking is widespread, the local authority announced plans to run the campaign of "Astypalea without...

South Aegean Regional Council Decides on 25 Seaplane Airports

The South Aegean Regional Council has decided to establish a waterways network with 25 seaplane airports in on Dodecanese and Cyclades islands. The aim of the waterways system is to resolve consistent transportation needs the islands face, especially during winter....

Ancient Love Inscriptions in Astypalea

The concept of love during the ancient Greek times isn’t that different from nowadays. The only change is the way people used to express their feelings. A lovestruck person today may use graffiti to express passion for his beloved,...

A Rare Tornado Struck Astypalea

A phenomenon of unprecedented intensity struck a Dodecanese Island, Astypalea. It was a large wedge tornado and a satellite waterspout just behind it, that lasted for more than ten hours, during which trees were uprooted and houses flooded. The island’s residents reported...