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The Greek Islands: How were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...

Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce Offers Virtual Wine Tasting Event

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their "Summer Lovers - White & Red" wine tasting event, giving viewers a chance to tour the Aegean and Ionian Islands. The program is scheduled to take place virtually on Tuesday, August...

Cephalonia Honors Its Patron Saint, Agios Gerasimos

The popular Greek island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia) in the Ionian Sea celebrated on Sunday, October 20 the memory of its Patron Saint, Agios Gerasimos. Gerasimus of Cephalonia, as he is also known, is celebrated across the island, and many Cephalonites...

Italian President to Attend Thessaloniki 'Oxi Day' Parade

A series of festive events commemorating Saint Demetrios, Thessaloniki’s patron saint, the city's liberation from Ottoman rule, and the October 28 national holiday of "Oxi Day," will commence on Friday in Macedonia's capital Italian President Sergio Mattarella along with the...

Greece's Cephalonia On Alert as Wildfires Rage Unchecked (video)

Authorities on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the village Ano Kateleio in Cephalonia as fires on the island continued to rage unchecked in Lagada, Kateleio, Kourkoumelata and Mantzavinata, fanned by winds of up to 10 Beaufort. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian...

Drone Photograph of Cephalonia In Top 10 for 2017

This photo captured by a drone at the Greek island of Cephalonia, has been named among the top 10 snaps captured worldwide by the social network Dronestagram. The photo by Calin Stan depicts the exploration of the Melissani cave on...

Tourist Couple Commits Suicide Amidst Alleged Satanic Ritual in Cephalonia

Greek authorities say a young tourist couple found dead in a house they were renting in the island of Cephalonia may have committed suicide after a satanic ritual. Police said Tuesday the couple had been identified as a 30-year-old German...

British Airways to add Direct Flights to Cephalonia as of May 2018

British Airways will add Cephalonia to its itinerary as of May 2018, increasing the total number of direct flights to Greece to 13. The flights will link London to the island and will be available from May 15 to October...

Kefalonia Airport Gets Makeover (photos)

Fraport Greece announced on Tuesday that it has started work on the development and upgrades of Kefalonia's "Anna Pollatou" Airport. The works that have already begun include the repair of the ATC tower; repairs on the existing main building; the...

Sailboat With 48 Refugees Arrives at the Port of Argostoli

A sailboat with 48 refugees that had sent a distress signal early Saturday while sailing 28 nautical miles southwest of the island of Cephalonia, Greece, arrived on Saturday evening at the port of Argostoli. According to sources, the refugees (23...