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Unraveling the Mystery of Longevity on Ikaria, Greece

Ikaria, a beautiful island located in the eastern Aegean, may look similar to any other Greek islands, but there is one vital difference.

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...

Water Shortages On Greek Islands Plaguing Summer Season

  Greek island water shortages and stoppages are plaguing the nation this summer. Promoted for its beautiful seawater surrounding all the Greek isles and its entire coastline, many islands are suffering from a lack of quantity -- and quality of tap...

Ikaria, A Stunning Greek Island of Many Myths

The Greek island of Ikaria is home to a rich history dating back to antiquity, as well as countless natural wonders.

The Legend of the 117-Year-Old Ikarian Woman Who Grew New Hair and Teeth

According to 1950s legend on Ikaria island, an 117 year old woman naturally grew seven new teeth and a head of black hair.

Greek PM Mitsotakis Under Fire for Breaking Lockdown Rules — Again

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has come under fire from opposition parties and social media users for apparently breaking the lockdown rules in taking part in a lunch reception attended by dozens on the island of Ikaria over the weekend. Mitsotakis,...

Death of British Scientist on Ikaria ''Caused by Fall,'' Medical Expert Says

Nikos Karakoukis, the first medical examiner to examine the body of the British astrophysicist who was found dead on the Greek island of Ikaria on Wednesday, suggests that her death was caused by a fall. Karakoukis told reporters on Thursday...

Body of British Astrophysicist Found in Gorge on Greece's Ikaria Island

The body of missing British astrophysicist Dr. Natalie Christopher was found on Greece's Ikaria island on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in a mountainous area, three miles away from the hotel where the British scientist was spending her vacation...

British Woman Disappears on Greek Island of Ikaria

A 34-year-old British woman has been missing since Sunday on the island of Ikaria in Greece, with authorities currently combing the island by land and searching it by air, with no results as of press time. Natalie Christopher, a British...

Summer Festival Season Kicks Off in Ikaria, Greece (video)

The island of Ikaria is famous throughout Greece for her "Panagiria", a series of traditional feast days that celebrate the Saints' name days and other religious holidays. People come to Ikaria from far and wide during the summer months to...