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UK Newspaper Suggests Brits Should Visit Greek Islands in 2021

One of Great Britain's most popular tabloids, The Mirror, recently published a list of twelve destinations that the British should visit in 2021. Among the top-12 list, one can find many Greek islands, showing how Greek summer destinations are still...

Hydra Offers History and Stunning Beauty in Complete Serenity

Nestled in the Argo Saronic Gulf, just under two hours away from Athens by ferry, Hydra has long been a destination for artists, musicians, and free spirits inspired by its stunning natural beauty and vibrant port town. Internationally known as...

Netflix's "365 Days" Heart-Throb Michele Morrone Chills Out in Greece

Michele Morrone, star of "365 Days," Netflix's controversial answer to "Fifty Shades of Grey," recently vacationed in the idyllic Greek island of Rhodes with his son. Morrone broadcasted the beauty of the island to his over 10 million followers...

US Says Greece's Kastellorizo Has Same Rights as Any Mainland Territory

US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt said on Thursday that the Greek island of Kastellorizo has exactly the same continental shelf and EEZ rights as does any mainland territory, in the clearest statement by a US official explicitly endorsing...

Greece Opens Ancient Shipwrecks, Submerged Sites to Scuba Divers

Once-stringent scuba diving regulations for Greek waters were recently lifted, eliminating diving depth limits and allowing diving at archaeological sites and sunken ships in the seas around Greece. This latest loosening of restrictions follows the passing of a 2019 bill...

US Sends $2.9 Million To Assist Greek Islands, Unaccompanied Minors

Incoming aid form the United States will aim to improve the living conditions of unaccompanied minors who are migrants to Greece, and to assist the Greek islands as they seek to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The U.S. government...

Crete Opens Up to the Rest of Greece on May 18

Reflecting the resounding success Greece has had in containing the spread of the coronavirus, travel to and from the island of Crete will resume on May 18, which is earlier than expected, according to Nikos Hardalias, Civil Protection Deputy...

Ankara Accuses Greece of Violating Lausanne Treaty in Aegean Islands

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar accused Greece on Thursday of violating the Treaty of Lausanne by keeping troops on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking with the opposition Sozcu newspaper, Akar said that ''We do not threaten Greece but...

Greek State to Subsidize Ferry Routes to Islands To Keep Connection Alive

Greece's Ministries of Shipping, Finance, and Growth announced recently that the state will subsidize all ferry connections between the country's mainland and its islands, in order to keep the minimum amount of cohesion across the country, despite the coronavirus...