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Young Student Parades by Himself on OXI Day on Remote Greek Island

A nine-year-old Greek student who lives on a small Ionian island had the privilege of parading all alone on OXI day. It sounds like an oddity, but it is a fairly usual situation in remote island student parades every...

A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

With the coming of Winter soon, it will be time for hopeful travelers to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas in planning next year's vacation: Should I visit the islands of the Ionian Sea or the Aegean? It is...

Corfu: Everything You Need to Know About the Idyllic Greek Island

Corfu is one of Greece's most beautiful and storied islands. It shares its name with its city, Corfu, the capital of the Ionian Islands.

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

The formation of the United States of the Ionian Islands under British rule in Greece is a little known period of the country's history.

Greece Celebrates Anniversary of Union With Ionian Islands

Greece celebrated in Friday the historic anniversary of the integration of the Ionian Islands with the mainland.

The Greek Island of Paxos, A Serene Gem in the Ionian Sea

Paxos, also called Paxoi and Antipaxoi, offers another side of Greek culture, full of art, history, and stunning landscapes.

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...

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...