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Greek Fishermen Catch One of Largest-Ever Tunas in the Aegean

A group of Greek fishermen caught a giant tuna fish, the biggest in the Aegean in recent years, and proudly hung it from the mast of their boat at the port of Naxos. According to Naxospress.gr, the fishermen are the famous...

Kalymnos Climbing Festival Kicks off on Friday

A large number of climbers from all over the world will participate in the Climbing Festival of Kalymnos that will take place on the Aegean island on October 5, 6 and 7. This year's program includes presentations, climbing lessons, deep...

Meet the Greek Teacher Island Hopping Daily to School

Eleni Tanou is not a typical grade school teacher who goes to school every day to teach. Everyday, the 30-year-old teacher takes a boat from Kalymnos island to the small island of Telendos in the Dodecanese to teach -- the...

Greek Islanders Paint Huge Flag on Kalymnos (video)

Locals from the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese, have shown their patriotism by painting a huge 4,000 square feet Greek flag on a rocky slope overlooking the capital. According to kalymnos-news.gr the idea began with two brothers, painters by profession,...

Hair-Raising Moment Plane Aborts Landing at Greek Airport (video)

A chilling video of an unsuccessful attempt by a pilot to land his aircraft at Kalymnos airport has come to light. The Astra Airlines flight was approaching the landing strip on the Greek island when the wind picked up speed. Its...

Tsipras Marks Epiphany Day Saying Country is Entering 'Era of Normalcy'

Greece is entering an "era of normalcy", Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday during a visit to the island of Kalymnos, where he marked the Epiphany Day. "A new, better day is dawning for the country We are...

Turkish Corvette Sails in the Aegean as Tension is Reported at Imia

A Turkish corvette is escorting a newly-acquired drillship by Turkey for exploratory offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea. The movement of the corvette is being monitored by the Greek navy. According to reports, it is currently in international waters southeast of...

Missing Student on Kalymnos Island Found Murdered

Nikos Hadjipavlou, a 21-year-old student who went missing a week ago on the island of Kalymnos, was found murdered late on Saturday afternoon. Authorities believe the man was murdered because of the serious wounds on his body and mostly of...

Most Famous Greek Song Worldwide Penned by Sponge-Diver (video)

In the 1970s, "Darla Dirladada" was the most famous Greek song even though it was sung in several other languages. It was written by the captain of a sponge-diving boat. Captain of a sponge-divers' boat, Pantelis Ginis from Kalymnos had...

Turkish Media: Greek Fishing Boats Violate Turkish Waters at Imia

Turkish newspaper Sabah reported tension between Turkish and Greek coast guard units on Monday when 10 Greek fishing boats entered the area of Imia. According to Sabah, the Imia islets belong to Turkey and they are called Kardak. Thereby, the...