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New 4.9 Earthquake Hits Evia, Greece

A 4.9 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece on Tuesday evening. The island was rattled by a series of aftershocks throughout Tuesday after an early morning quake measuring 4.8. There is no information on damages. The focal depth...

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Rattles Evia Island in Greece

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece in the early hours of Tuesday. The tremor was felt in Athens, but no damages have been reported. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA,) the earthquake...

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...

The Whistled Language of Greece and How it Could be Lost Forever

Residents of the mountainous village of Antia on the idyllic island of Evia, Greece "speak" a unique whistling language called "Sfyria." The villagers of Antia use different whistled tones corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. By putting each whistled...

Lichadonisia: Experience the Mythical and Exotic Greek Islets

There is history and mythology abounding throughout Greece, and the exotic Greek islands of Lichadonisia are no exception. The enticing, magical tales of the creation of this island complex located northeast of Evia, in the North Evia Gulf, only adds...

When Princess Diana Flew to Greece For Her “Dear Friend”

On the anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death on August 31, 1997, we look back at the private visit of Great Britain's "Queen of Hearts" to Greece just a year before her death. On September 18, 1996, Diana, the Princess...

The Top Five Most Beautiful Beaches on Evia, Greece

Evia is known for stunning beaches and pristine natural sites.

Authentic Marathon Swim Recreated in Honor of Ancient Greek Heroes

The authentic Marathon swim is taking place this weekend off the island of Evia in Greece with the participation of hundreds of swimmers from all over the world. 2,500 years after it first happened, competitors from 14 countries swim in...

Fire Breaks Out on Evia Island, Village Evacuated

A fire broke out in the area of Gaia in Evia in the municipality of Kimi-Aliveri on Saturday. Greek authorities ordered the evacuation of the village of Kremastos as the flames approached houses nearby. The Fire Service says that high winds...

The Ancient Greek “Dragon Houses” Still Standing Today

There is a group of ancient homes in Greece called "drakospita," or dragon houses, even though they have nothing to do with dragons.