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Greece Establishes Military Outposts at the Most Remote Edges of its Territory

The Greek defense ministry has established for the first time a military outpost on the island of Gavdos, the southernmost point of Greece, and is planning to do the same at the island of Othonoi, the country's westernmost point. The...

Greek Mayor Nixes Airbnb Luxury Tents on Public Beaches

A businesswoman on Crete recently discovered a new way to tap into the tourist industry by offering tents on a beach in Gavdos, the southernmost Greek island, through the Airbnb platform. Advertisements appeared this week for accommodations at the otherwise...

Gavdos, an Island at the End of the Continent

Described by Homer as the place where Odysseus shipwrecked on his way back from Troy, Gavdos is a remote island located 45 km (28 miles) from the southern coast of Crete. Closer to Africa than to Athens. It was on Gavdos...

Coast Guard Locates Refugee Sailboat in Distress South of Gavdos

The Greek coast guard located south of the island of Gavdos a sailboat with refugees and migrants which they believe is the one that made an emergency call for assistance at the European emergency number 112 earlier on Saturday. The...

Greek Island of Gavdos Taking a Stand Against Narco-Tourism

Residents of Gavdos, the southernmost Greek island, make it clear that they are not going to let their island succumb to narco-tourism. The municipality and local residents have been alarmed by the rise in drug use and drug-related offenses in...

Strong 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Crete

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted the Greek island of Gavdos, south of Crete, in the early hours of Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS said the quake struck at 00.29 a.m. (UTC) and was at a...

Hydrocarbon Exploration; Energy Giants to Bid for Greek Maritime Area

Multinational energy giants ExxonMobil and Total, in cooperation with Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE), will bid for 20,000 square kilometers of sea stretching from south of the Peloponnese to Greece’s southernmost island of Gavdos. The agreement has been made since September, with...

4.3 Richter Quake Near the Southernmost Greek Island of Gavdos

An earthquake registering 4.3 on the Richter scale took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The quake took place at 2:19 a.m. with its epicenter located 71 kilometers west of the island of Gavdos and had a focal depth...

About 200 Migrants Found off Chania Transferred to Land

A ship with about 200 irregular migrants on board which was located earlier on Tuesday off the coast of Chania in Crete, Greece, was led by the Coast Guard to the port of Palaiohora. According to a local mayor, among...