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Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

Ianos: Floods in Lamia, Train Routes Cut, Extreme Weather Warnings Through the Weekend

The "medicane" Ianos, a rare, hurricane-like storm in the Mediterranean, has brought gale-force winds and flooding to Western Greece and the Ionian islands, and is slowly making its way to the central and southern parts of the country, as...

The United States of the Ionian Islands: The Forgotten History of British Rule in Greece

What is widely known about the history of Greece's splendid Ionian islands is that they never had to endure direct Ottoman rule during the dark years between the 15th and the 19th centuries, when the rest of Greece was...

New Earthquake Hits Near Zakynthos as Aftershocks Continue

A new earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Zakynthos in the early hours of Friday, a week after the area was hit by a tremor with a magnitude of 6.4. The latest quake was recorded...

Water in Zakynthos' Famous 'Shipwreck Beach' Changes Color after Landslide (video)

A landslide caused by the recent earthquake which rocked the island of Zakynthos has resulted in the pristine turquoise waters of the island's famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach turning white. This has occurred as a result of rocks which have...

A Greek Summer Dilemma: Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

It is summertime in Greece and vacation dates are set. It is the time lucky Greeks and visitors have to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas: Which island or islands? In the Ionian Sea or the Aegean? Island...

Greece's Ionian Islands to Get First Ferry Link

A new ferry route that will link all the Ionian islands for the first time will be inaugurated on May 1 and run until October 31. Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis announced the new ferry service at the Regional Development Conference...

Melbourne Lecture Examines Colonial Rule in Greek Islands

The history of Greece's Ionian islands under British rule came under the spotlight in a lecture given in Melbourne on Thursday. Dr. Katerina Bregianni, research director at the Modern Greek History Research Centre of the Academy of Athens, delivered a...

Has Messi Bought a Greek Island?

Speculation about Barcelona footballing superstar Lionel Messi buying a Greek island in the Ionian Sea came out of the blue on Wednesday, spreading like a virus on online media. However, the fact there has been no official confirmation by the...