“Karavaki,” the Tradition of Decorating Boats—Not Trees—at Christmas
The tradition of the ''Karavaki,'' which is Greek for ''small boat,'' is deeply rooted in the folkways of a country with a symbiotic relationship with the sea.
20 Dead, Dozens Missing After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece
On Wednesday, Greek authorities announced they recovered twenty bodies of migrants off the island of Evia after a boat sank on Tuesday. Dozens are still missing. Twelve migrants have been rescued, the Hellenic (Greek) Coast Guard said. Among them are...
Ancient Diolkos Stone Road Allowed Ships to Go From Ionian to Aegean
The Diolkos stone road, a marvel of engineering from the time of Ancient Greece, allowed ships to travel overland from the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, bypassing the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Like the Corinth Canal to which it ran almost parallel,...
Cargo Ship Off Coast of Crete Breaks in Half
A cargo ship carrying metal broke in half after running aground off the coast of Crete on Tuesday, and two of its crew members have been hospitalized with hypothermia. The ship, which is called the Manassa Rose and which flies...
Boat Sinks Near Milos Island In Greece, All on Board Safe
A boat with 18 people on board capsized and sank on Thursday morning near the island of Milos in Greece's Cyclades archipelago. According to Greece's state-run AMNA news agency, the 18 passengers were all Greek nationals. Among them, there were three...
Samos: One Child Dead, Six Refugees Missing as Boat Capsizes in Aegean
A child has passed away and six people are missing after a small boat carrying 24 refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Samos on Sunday morning. The Hellenic Coast Guard recovered the child's body in the...
Quarantined Greek Ferry Given the All Clear After Coronavirus Scare
Greek authorities announced on Thursday afternoon that the tests on a crew member of the ferry that was being held at Lemnos island with 341 passengers and 77 crew members have come back negative for coronavirus. The ''Blue Star Mykonos''...
Search Continues for Survivors from Migrant Boat Shipwreck in Greece
A rescue operation continued on Monday to locate refugees and migrants who were on a vessel that sank on Saturday morning, thirteen nautical miles southwest of the Greek island of Paxi in the Ionian Sea. According to Athens-Macedonian News Agency...
At Least 12 Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes in Northwestern Greece
The Greek Coast Guard has recovered 12 bodies on Saturday after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Antipaxoi in North-Western Greece. At least 21 people were rescued as the boat, carrying around 50 migrants, sank 12 nautical...
Eight People Killed off Turkey's Aegean Coast After Migrant Boat Sinks
Eight people perished after a migrant boat carrying approximately fifteen people capsized and sank off the Aegean coast of Turkey, the country's interior ministry announced on Friday afternoon. This most recent deadly incident took place on Wednesday night, but the...
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