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South Aegean Islands Gain Most from Lucrative Greek Tourist Trade in 2019

Tourist arrivals to the islands of the South Aegean region of Greece reached new and historic levels in 2019, surpassing the record performance of 2018, the South Aegean Regional Administration said in an announcement on Wednesday. The announcement, citing official...

Greece Transfers 500 Asylum Seekers From the Islands to Mainland

The transportation of 500 individuals from the Aegean islands to accommodation facilities for asylum seekers throughout Greece was underway on Tuesday. The transfer began on Monday, when 270 individuals departed from Lesvos on a regular ferry, while another 230 are...

Migrant Influx to Greece Continues Through Christmas Despite Severe Weather

Despite the ongoing severe weather conditions and freezing temperatures which have prevailed in Greece over the past several days, the influx of migrants from Turkey to the Eastern Aegean islands continues without a letup. At least 412 refugees and migrants...

2,152 New Migrants Arrive on Greek Shores in First Two Weeks of November

An additional 2,152 migrants and refugees arrived on the shores of Greece from November 1 to November 14, 2019, according to official data. More specifically, and according to the announcement made by the North Aegean Police Directorate General, the island...

Greece Aims for "Fair" Distribution of Migrants Throughout Mainland

The Greek government under pressure from some local communities who are resisting the hosting of migrants, spelled out its new policy on Tuesday for what it calls a "fair distribution" of the burden throughout mainland Greece. Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said...

Plan Revealed to Transfer 10,000 Immigrants from Islands to Mainland

According to a plan of Greece's Ministry of Citizens' Protection, up to ten thousand migrants, including economic refugees and asylum seekers, are expected to be transferred in the near future from the Eastern Aegean islands to the Greek mainland. This is...

Greece's Milos Ranked Among Ten Most Beautiful Islands in the World

According to a new list published by CNN Travel on Tuesday, the Greek island of Milos is among the ten most beautiful islands in the entire world. The list, which is exclusively dedicated to islands, interestingly does not rank them...

Migrants Arriving from Turkey Sleep on the Streets on Greece’s Symi

The problem of the increasing migrant flows from Turkey to European shores was recently highlighted by the local authorities of the island of Symi. Symi is a small, picturesque island in the Dodecanese archipelago, that doesn’t have any facilities to...

Greece Summons Turkish Ambassador To Protest Migrant Arrivals on Lesvos

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendas summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Greece, Burak Özügergin, on Friday to protest the huge numbers of migrants who arrived from Turkish shores to Greece's Lesvos Island on Thursday. According to Greek media reports, Dendias expressed Greece's...

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Greece's Dodecanese Islands

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Dodecanese islands in Greece on Wednesday afternoon. The quake took place at 3 o'clock in the afternoon local time, 41 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the island of Karpathos and...