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The Greek Islands: How were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...

Greece’s Top Mythological Sites

By Cliff Blaylock The heart of the Mediterranean, Greece is blessed with many beautiful islands scattered about its coastlines. They often have glorious sandy beaches, fine cuisine and five-star resorts, but there is something about the Greek islands that sets...

Greece’s Top Mythological Sites That You Can Still Visit

By Cliff Blaylock The heart of the Mediterranean, Greece is blessed with many beautiful islands scattered about its coastlines. They often have glorious sandy beaches, fine cuisine and five-star resorts, but there is something about the Greek islands that sets...

Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

Medicane Ianos Lashes Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos, Causing Floods, Blackouts, Fallen Trees

The Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos found themselves in the vortex of the severe weather system "Ianos" during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to the strong winds and fallen trees it brought with it. The...

Greece's Mayor of Ithaca Bans Plastic Bags, Distributes Free Textile Ones

The Mayoral authorities of the Greek island of Ithaca decided to ban plastic bags recently and they will replace them with fabrice bags, the Mayor said on Wednesday. The new, environmentally-friendly bags will be distributed to residents free of charge. Ithaca...

Greece's Tsipras Hails End of Bailout Era from Ithaca (video)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed Greece's exit from its bailout program on Tuesday in a televised address from the island of Ithaca. "Today a new day is dawning in our country, a historic day. The bailouts of recession, austerity, recession...

PM Tsipras: Ithaca Exists and we will Arrive Soon

We must believe that Ithaca exists stated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Holy Saturday after his visit to the old town hall of Corfu. Tsipras, who is visiting the island of Corfu for the Easter holidays, referred to Homer's...

European Parliament Approves Solidarity Funding for Ionian Islands Struck by Earthquake

European lawmakers approved 1,651,834 euros for Greece in EU Solidarity Fund aid on Tuesday to help the country repair damage caused by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the Ionian Islands region on November 17, 2015. The regions struck...

National Archaeological Museum Highlights 150-Year Anniversary With 'Odyssey' Exhibition

The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) celebrates its 150th anniversary on October 3, with a new temporary exhibition, titled "Odyssey." In this way, the museum hopes to show its own Odyssey in becoming a cultural beacon for the world with...