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Turkish Dissidents, Including Policemen, Sail to Greece on Migrant Boat

Dozens of Turkish citizens, who claimed to be dissidents of the Erdogan regime, sailed to the Greek port of Katakolo on the Peloponnesian peninsula, on Wednesday evening. Coast Guard and police officers have been interviewing all 65 people, among them...

Seventy-three Migrants in Damaged Boat Rescued Off Greece's Western Coast

Greek authorities announced that a damaged boat filled with 73 migrants and two alleged migrant smugglers was rescued off the coast of the island of Zakynthos on Saturday, after the vessel sent out a distress signal. The migrants, with 23...

Katakolo Oil Reserves in Greece 'Four Times Larger than Expected'

The quantities of oil at Katakolo, western Peloponnese, are four times larger than initially estimated, Energean sources revealed on Thursday. Proven reserves amount to 10.7 million barrels, instead of the estimated three million barrels expected during the period of the...

Boatload of 41 Rescued Refugees/Migrants to be Taken to Katakolo

Greek authorities on Sunday located a sailing boat with 41 refugees and migrants on board, following a search-and-rescue operation launched by the coast guard and the EU border agency Frontex in response to a distress call to the European...

Arrival of Four Cruise Ships to Katakolo; Breather for the Local Economy

Four cruise ships carrying 8,733 tourists and 3,416 crew members docked at the port of Katakolo, Greece. The tourists visited the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia while some of them decided to have a swim taking advantage of the high...

Gigantic Squid Washed Ashore in Peloponnese [video]

Residents of Katakolo in the municipality of Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece , were surprised to find a gigantic squid that had washed ashore. The unusual finding attracted the attention of residents who rushed to take photographs and videos. According to local...

Greece Signs Hydrocarbon Exploration Deal, Eyeing EUR4.4bn

After a hiatus of 15 years, Greece's hydrocarbon industry started to swing back into action Wednesday. Three energy consortia signed concessions for the exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits in western and northern Greece that it is hoped could yield the country some six...

Welcome Party for 8,200 Tourists at Katakolo Port

Four cruise ships carrying around 8,200 tourists docked on July 17 at  the port of Katakolo, which is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering an opportunity for passengers to visit the site of Ancient Olympia. Katakolo is a...

Oil and Gas Reserves in Greek Seas

According to Ethnos, four areas in Greece show 'great potential’ of having deposits of hydrocarbons (oil and gas). The first region starts at the northwest of Corfu, on the Albanian border and extends down to Paxos and Antipaxos, to the...

2nd Posidonia Forum Sets Cruise Lines' Agenda

Of the 36 billion euros plus revenue spread across European cruising destinations, Greece is the recipient of just 600 million euros due to its lagging home porting capabilities and infrastructure challenges as only nine of Greece's 57 ports are...