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Two Pilots Dead in Firefighting Plane Crash on Evia, Greece

The captain and co-pilot of a firefighting airplane in Greece were both killed when their aircraft crashed on the island of Evia while it was trying to put out a blaze, the air force said. Flight Lt. Christos Moulas, 34,...

Travel to Greece’s Majestic Evia Island

Evia island is one of the most beautiful in Greece, yet it is not advertised like its more glamorous siblings in the Aegean

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Rattles Evia Island in Greece

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece in the early hours of Tuesday. The tremor was felt in Athens, but no damages have been reported. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA,) the earthquake...

The Ancient Greek “Dragon Houses” Still Standing Today

There is a group of ancient homes in Greece called "drakospita," or dragon houses, even though they have nothing to do with dragons.

Ancient Settlement Uncovered on Greece's Evia Island

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday that archaeologists have recently uncovered an ancient settlement on southern Evia, believed to date from the 6th century BC. The remains of the ancient settlement, discovered near the town of Karystos, are...

Greek Firefighters Battle Blazes on Evia, Zakynthos

Dozens of fire fighters are battling a fire near the town of Karystos, on the island of Evia, east of Athens. The fire that broke out late on Thursday is not currently threatening any homes, the fire service says. At least...

Large Fire in Southern Evia "Under Control" (video)

Firefighters say that a large fire that broke out near the town of Karystos in southern Evia on Wednesday evening is now "under control". According to local media, the fire started shortly after 11 PM, burning brushland and spreading quickly...

Impressive 1940s-Styled 'OXI Day' Parade in Evia's Karystos (video)

The town of Karystos in Greece’s Evia celebrated 'OXI Day'' in its own special way on Sunday morning, October 28. The good weather allowed for hundreds of people to attend the parade at the town’s waterfront street. Apart from the town’s...

1940s-Styled OXI Day Parade With Mules Carrying Supplies to the Frontlines [photos + video]

Karystos, a small coastal town on the island of Evia, celebrated the Greek public holiday of October 28, 1940, in its own special way with a unique parade like no other. The event, transported onlookers back decades to another...

Town of Karystos on Evia Island Sees More Wildfires, Houses Burned, Neighboring Village Evacuated (video)

On Saturday residents of Evia island and specifically the town of Karystos on the island had to once again contend with wildfires. Fire broke out at 8:05 a.m. local time in a woodland in the Karystos area. The operational center of the...