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Five of the Best Greek Islands for Windsurfing

Greece has over 200 islands for locals and travelers alike to explore. However, when it comes to water sports, and especially windsurfing, some Greek islands easily top the rest. The sport of windsurfing has become increasingly popular in Greece and...

Karpathos: The Greek Island Where Women Dominate

Karpathos, the second-largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, is a place where women dominate.

Greek Island Shaken by Father’s Suicide Over Son’s Sex Video

The small community on the island of Karpathos, Greece has been in shock since the Tuesday suicide of a local man on whose son appeared in a sex video with another man. The 60-year-old man took his own life after...

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos

A strong earthquake of 6.1 Richter magnitude hit in the sea area south of the Greek island of Karpathos on Tuesday morning. According to the automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the seismic vibration...

Petition Asks British Museum to Return “Karpathos Lady” Statue

The "Karpathos Lady" statue has been housed in the British Museum, but a petition was launched on Monday to bring her back to Greece.

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...