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Greek President Sakellaropoulou Adopts Stray Kitten from Karpathos

In early November, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou officially adopted a stray kitten named Calypso from the island of Karpathos, making the tiny feline the very first stray cat ever adopted by a Greek President while in office. Sakellaropoulou first met...

New Quake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook the Eastern Dodecanese islands at 13:24 local time (11:24 UTC) on Thursday. The epicenter of the temblor was located in the sea some 57 kilometers (35 miles) east of the Aegean...

5.2 Earthquake Shakes Greece's Karpathos Island

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit 78 km (48 miles) southeast of the Greek island of Karpathos at 15:38 UTC (17:38 local time) on Tuesday. According to initial estimations by the European - Mediterranean Seismic Center, the...

Ankara Issues NAVTEX Adjacent to Greek Islands Just Before Leaders' Meeting

Just hours before Wednesday's crucial meeting of the leaders of Greece and Turkey in London, Ankara issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) blocking a large maritime area adjacent to three major Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Hydrographic station...

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...

Two Divers Found Dead in Underwater Cave off Karpathos

Two foreign nationals have been found dead in an underwater cave off the island of Karpathos, the second largest of the Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. The two men, aged 65 and 30, dived inside the cave on...

Earthquake Rattles Southeastern Aegean

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Karpathos at midday on Saturday. Greece's Geodynamic Institute reported that the quake's epicenter was 71 kilometers off the southeastern Aegean island's coast and had a depth of...

Greek Marine Scientists Warn of Highly Toxic Fish Spotted in the Aegean (video)

Marine biologists in Greece have recently launched a program to control a highly toxic fish that has been spotted in the Aegean in the last few years. The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), a governmental research organization, has expressed...

Karpathos: The Greek Island Where Women Dominate

Karpathos is the second-largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, located southwest of Rhodes. Because of its remote location, local people there have preserved many traditions including unique customs, their own dialect of the Greek language, and distinctive clothing. In...

Two Earthquakes Jolt Greek Islands of Karpathos and Rhodes

Two tremors were recorded earlier on Friday under the seabed near the island of Karpathos, which were felt on Karpathos and the island of Rhodes. The first quake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 12:29 AM on...