Ancient Diolkos Stone Road Allowed Ships to Go From Ionian to Aegean
The Diolkos stone road, an ancient Greek engineering marvel, allowed ships to travel overland from the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, bypassing the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Like the Corinth Canal, which was finally constructed millennia later, it made passage around the...
Purple Jellyfish Spotted Near Greek Islands Spark Concerns
Sightings of purple jellyfish in the waters surrounding Greek islands have sparked concerns that a high number of the creatures could ruin the experience of beachgoers and swimmers visiting the Greek coast. Purple jellyfish, known scientifically as Pelagia noctiluca, are...
Zakynthos’ Shipwreck Beach to Reopen with Limited Access
The famous shipwreck of Zakynthos will be made accessible to the general public again, albeit with restrictions. It was reported on Wednesday that a ministerial decision would approve access to the shipwreck by visitors to Zakynthos but only by sea....
Palatial Villa for Rent in Corfu Boasts Island’s Aristocratic Past
Villa 1870 is a truly unique rental on Corfu, Greece encompassing the island's aristocratic past combined with all the modern facilities required for the perfect vacation. Corfu is full of boutique hotels and sprawling beach resorts, but many people who...
Greece Confirms Death of Second Pilot of Fallen F-4 Jet
Military authorities in Greece confirmed on Wednesday that the pilot of the fallen jet is dead two days after the F-4 fighter crashed into the Ionian Sea during an exercise. A statement from the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) said that...
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.
Earthquakes in Greece: The Areas of High Risk
The frequency of earthquake activity in Greece makes it rank sixth in the world and first in Europe in the damage caused by temblors. This is due to some unique geological characteristics, caused by the movements of the tectonic plates...
First Kindergarten Opens on Tiny Borderline Greek Island Ereikoussa
The newly-founded first kindergarten on the tiny borderline Greek island of Ereikoussa, in the Ionian Sea, opened its doors to two students.
The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez
The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...
Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Lefkada Island, Greece
Lefkada, Greece was shaken by a magnitude 4.3 earthquake that hit the island in the Ionian Sea early on Tuesday. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake at 06:49 a.m. struck at a focal depth of 16.5...