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Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Kastelorizo

Two Turkish F-16 jets flew over the island of Kastelorizo in the eastern Aegean on Thursday, minutes after the helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was departed the island for Athens. The fighters were seen flying at an altitude of only 4,000 feet...

Turkey Blocks Kastellorizo By Issuing New NAVTEX

Turkey issued a new NAVTEX (Navigational Telex), with which the country blocks the sea area surrounding Greece’s territorial waters in the small island of Kastellorizo, east of Rhodes. Turkey claims that it is going to perform rescue and search exercises...

Greek Girl Sends Internet Wild with Zeibekiko Dance (video)

A young Greek girl has stunned a crowd of tourists and local people by performing an amazing Greek dance called the zeibekiko on the island of Kastellorizo. The scene, captured by Cibele Almeida, a visitor to the island, had gone viral...

9-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies after Rescue in the Aegean Sea

A 9-year-old girl died after she was rescued in the waters near the Greek island of Kastelorizo, in the early hours of Thursday. The girl was spotted at sea, together with her mother and another couple with their two children. A...

Kastelorizo: The Colourful Eastern Outpost, Devoid of Cars and Beaches

If you are looking for a summer destination in Greece, which will allow you to take with you only the absolute necessities, then Kastelorizo is the ideal place for you. A pair of slippers or trainers, a few comfortable clothes,...

Turkey Escalates Tension by Naval Exercises and Research Missions

With three consecutive nautical safety warnings, known as NAVTEX, Turkey announced naval exercises and research missions in the south-eastern Aegean and at four plots of the Cyprus EEZ. As daily Kathimerini reports, with NAVTEX 710/17, Ankara announced a three-day research...

A Mirror to the Past: Greek Evacuees from WW2 Fled for the Middle East, Africa

During WW2 as the German and Italian troops occupied Greece, tens of thousands of Greeks chose to flee their homeland in search of refugee camps in the Middle East. Conditions for the Greeks who made the difficult decision to sell...

Refugees and Migrants Outnumber Residents in Kastelorizo; 60 Rescued in Alexandroupolis (video)

Over 700 migrants and refugees have arrived in Kastelorizo over the past few days, as traffickers have found a passage on the island. The small local community of Kastelorizo, which consists of about 200 people, has raised concerns regarding...