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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.

The Greek Island That Still Commemorates Edward Kennedy

The handwritten note by late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy dating back to August 1968 is exhibited in the small art gallery that used to be a taverna in Edward Kennedy Square, located in Lakka village on the Greek island...

Ancient Diolkos Stone Road Allowed Ships to Go From Ionian to Aegean

The Diolkos stone road, a marvel of engineering from the time of Ancient Greece, allowed ships to travel overland from the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, bypassing the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Like the Corinth Canal to which it ran almost parallel,...

Greece Accelerates Gas Exploration in the Ionian Sea and Crete

Greece is expected to announce initiatives to accelerate natural gas exploration in the Ionian Sea and in Crete after Russia threatened to cut off supplies to Europe. According to a report in the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), the aim of...

Corinth Canal in Greece Shut for a Whole Year and Counting

The Corinth Canal in Greece is one of the most important infrastructures in the entire nation, yet it has been shut for a year now due to landslides that occurred last February. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the...

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...

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...

Top 10 Private Islands for Sale in Greece

There are perhaps dozens of private islands for sale in Greece. To own one is a dream of many people, but it can only come true for the few.

NBA Legend Magic Johnson Cruises the Ionian Sea in Greece

NBA legend Magic Johnson, regarded as the best point guard of all time, is sailing Greece's Ionian Sea aboard his $150 million luxury yacht.

Stunning Footage of a Sperm Whale Family Captured in Greece

Stunning footage of a sperm whale family joyfully playing in Greece's Ionian Sea was captured by the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute.