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Leonard Cohen Lives on Forever on Greek Island of Hydra

It has been over three years since influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen left this world to sing his profound and moving lyrics in heaven, but a newly-released video reminds his fans and music lovers worldwide what a truly great artist...

Story of Bohemian Life on Greece’s Hydra Shortlisted at Australia’s Literary Awards

A book which recounts the years Australian writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston spent on the Greek Island of Hydra has been shortlisted in this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. "Half the Perfect World," by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell,...

Leonard Cohen’s Greek Love Story Premiers in Thessaloniki Festival (video)

A touching film on the enduring love story between legendary Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen was screened at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival on Friday. “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” by Nick Broomfield begins...

Historic Greek Villa Up For Sale

A majestic villa overlooking the town of Hydra in the Aegean is up for sale by the Sotheby's group with a price tag of 4.5 million euros ($5.1 million). Grande Dame was constructed in 1808 by Venetian architects and was...

Power Returns to Greek Island After 34-Hour Blackout

Electricity and water supplies were restored on the Greek island of Hydra on Monday afternoon, after a power outage since early Sunday morning. The Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) apologized for the blackout and said it had restored a fault...

Hydra Island in State of Emergency due to Power and Water Outages

Attica Regional Governor Rena Dourou asked that a state of emergency be declared for Hydra, since the island has been without electricity and water since 5:30 am on Sunday. According to the Athens News Agency, the governor said the blackout is...

Hydra Boasts the Most Spectacular Epitaphios Procession in Greece (video)

Hundreds of people gathered near the beach on the island of Hydra to witness the traditional Good Friday procession of Epitaphios. In one of the most spectacular rites in Greece, the men carrying the Epitaphios reach the beach and march...

Earthquake Strikes Greek Island

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean island of Hydra on Sunday, with tremors being felt in the Peloponnese and as far away as Attica. Striking just before 5 p.m. local time (1500GMT) it was detected at sea 39 kilometers (24 miles)...

24 Hours in Hydra: Tips for Paradise

  One of the best things to do while visiting Greece is to jump on a ferry-boat and visit the islands. If you are short of time, however, it can be difficult to spend many hours sailing; which is why...

One Year Without Cohen: Leonard's Bohemian Paradise on Hydra

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Leonard Cohen's passing. A year without the great poet, writer, composer and performer whose life was transformed by his interaction with Greek culture on the small island of Hydra. On...