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Earthquake Jolts Kefalonia

A 4.7 earthquake shook the island of Kefalonia at 20:35 on the evening of September 9. The focal depth of the earthquake was at 10 kilometers. Its epicenter was at the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, north of Zakynthos...

Austrian Paper Cites Western Greece’s Allure

The Austrian newspaper Oberosterreichische Nachrichten published a tribute to western Greece under the title The Virgin Greece, and wrote of a tour that starts at Parga and ends at Lefkada following the “traces of mythology”. In its presentation of Parga,...

Greece Plans National Hydrocarbon Company

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on June 5 Tuesday announced plans for setting up a "national hydrocarbon company" to prospect for natural gas and oil deposits in the Aegean and Ionian seas. Speaking at a meeting with officials at the...

Supermodel Kate Moss Is Enjoying Cruise on the Ionian Sea

The Greek islands appear to be one of the top tourist destinations for Hollywood VIPs this summer. Kate Moss visited the Ionian island of Corfu on her luxurious yacht to spend some days on the amazing Corfiot clear blue...

Three Shipwrecks Discovered in the Deep Sea Off Corfu Island

Greek experts from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research discovered the remains of three shipwrecks some 0.7 to 0.9 miles deep in the Ionian Sea while researching 77 square miles of seabed off...

Australian Youth Group Wins Corfu Cricket Tournament

The Greek island of Corfu hosted the second annual international youth cricket tournament organized by the Hellenic Cricket Federation. Being one of Australia's favorite sports, young kids could not escape participating in this year's tournament. Teams from Ferntree Gully and...

Four Missing After Turkish Freighter Capsizes in Ionian Sea

Four sailors aboard a Turkish freighter were missing Saturday after their ship capsized from a suspected cargo shift near the Ionian Sea island of Zakynthos, the Greek coastguard said. Another six men sailing on the Turkish-flagged freighter Erol Sankaya were...

Mycenaean Tomb Unearthed on Ionian Sea Islet

Something of great scientific, historical, and cultural importance has been recently unearthed by archaeologists Southeast of the island of Lefkada. Excavations in the region of Kefali over the past two years unearthed a Mycenaean-era tomb. Archaeologists believe that they have...