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Jellyfish Found in Greece are the Least Dangerous of All

The jellyfish one sees on the beaches in Greece are probably the least dangerous of any anywhere, with their size being much smaller than those found in the world's oceans. Jellyfish, also called jellies, or medusas -- because of their...

Greece to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas at More than 30 Underwater Sites

More than 30 areas believed to be ripe for hydrocarbon exploration have been identified in the Ionian Sea and the sea area west and south of Crete, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) reports. The map showing the various sites was...

Greek Parliament Ratifies Concessions for Offshore Drilling in Ionian Sea and Crete

The Greek Parliament on Thursday ratified four concessions allowing the exploratory drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons in regions of the Ionian Sea as well as the waters west of Crete. Lawmakers approved the legislation for the ratification of the agreement...

Oil and Gas Contracts for Ionian Sea, Crete Now Before Greek Parliament

The proposed contracts for hydrocarbon exploration in four areas of the Mediterranean off Crete and the Ionian islands were brought before the Greek parliament on Wednesday for discussion and ratification. The contracts include the area designated as "Ionio," with rights...

Australian Woman's Death On-Board of Yacht in Greece Investigated

Source: Facebook Hellenic Police are investigating the death of an Australian woman whose body was found aboard a Mexican billionaire's luxury yacht in Greece over the weekend. Sinead McNamara, who was a model and Instagram influencer, was working as a crew member...

Western Greece Hit by 22,000 Ligthning Strikes in One Day

The Ionian Sea and Western Greece have been hit by 22,000 lightning strikes in a single day. According to the Meteo.gr weather website, the ZEUS lightning detection system of the Athens National Observatory recorded the thunderbolts that started early on...

Lonely Planet: Best Beaches of the Ionian Islands

Lonely Planet travel site compiled a list of the best beaches of the Ionian islands. Whether it be the stunning turquoise waters or dreamy golden sands, chances are there's a dream beach for you. Best: Myrto Beach, Kefalonia Best-kept secret: Voutoumi,...