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Ikaria: Living By Night, Sleeping Through the Day

Life in Ikaria, Greece, moves at a very slow pace. Especially in the village of Christos in Raches, people live their lives by night and relax or sleep during the day. In fact, this is a habit whose origins lie...

Greek Bureaucracy Said 'No' to Game of Thrones Producers Wanting to Film in Ikaria

The beauty of Greek landscapes is indisputable, however, Greek bureaucracy often manages to turn away filmmakers wanting to shoot in Greece. Many productions have requested to film in Greece but were shot down and had to find other similar Mediterranean...

The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or...

60 Minutes in Ikaria

A journalist from the Australian TV show 60 minutes visited Ikaria to see how the islanders manage to beat time and live for so many years. The story mentions that “There is an idyllic island, where the residents party until...

Greece To Close 14 Island Tax Offices

At the same time it's trying to step up the fight against tax evasion, Greece will close 14 tax offices on islands to save money as directed by its international lenders which wants 290 tax departments across the country...

Greek Vessel Ikaria Visits Vlore

The Greek navy ship Ikaria, will visit the port of Vlorë, Albania, during a summer training program of the Hellenic Naval Academy, which will from Aug. 4-6. The Albanian public will have the opportunity to visit the warship on Aug....

No Ships For Northern Aegean Islands This Summer

The Northeastern Aegean islands have received a crucial economic and social blow with the beginning of the summer, as the last 20 days Lesvos has been totally cut off from ship routing with Southern Greece (Lemnos-Kavala-Thessaloniki) as well as...

Fire Breaks Out on Greek Ferry Boat With 250 People on Board

Greek authorities say a fire has broken out on a ferry boat carrying about 250 people in the eastern Aegean Sea. No injuries have been immediately reported, and it is not yet clear how extensive the fire is. A Merchant Marine...

Ikaria Man,102(?) Dies 36 Years After Cancer Diagnosis

On Feb. 3, Stamatis Moraitis, the dear "grandpa" of international media, who did not remember his exact age - 98 or 102- passed away, 36 years after doctors had diagnosed him with lung cancer. At the time, nine other doctors...