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Greek Bureaucrats had Threatened to Stop Filming 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'

Nicholas Cage had to register as a tambourine player in an amateur gypsy band of the Greek island of Kefalonia, in order to act in the Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli's Mandolin. This extraordinary story was revealed by reputable Greek director...

Greek Faithful Rush to See "Miracle Snakes" of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary Miracle Snakes" that roam freely in and around the Panagia Fidousa Church. Panagia Fidousa - or...

Cinema Paradiso: Watching Movies at the Beaches of Kefalonia (photos)

Hunderds of locals and tourists rushed to the beautiful beaches of the Ionian island of Kefalonia to enjoy Greek and foreign movies in a summer experience that will remain unforgettable to all participants. Under the moon and the stars, all...

From Greece to the UK: Art Exhibition ‘Building Peace Though the Oceans’ Promotes Positive Dialogues on the Impact of Migrants

Humanitarian artist Salma Zulfiqar created the installation "Building Peace Though the Oceans" as a way to build "peace through the ocean – as a vehicle to promote debate about migrants, she recently told Greek Reporter. Humanitarian artist Salma Zulfiqar created...

Super Puma Rescues a Polish Tourist From Steep Slopes of Assos, Kefalonia (Video)

A Polish tourist was saved from the cliffs of Assos on the Greek island of Kefalonia in a dramatic rescue effort after losing his orientation while hiking a trail. The tourist was stranded in an area of the cliffs where...

British Tourist Dies in Water Sport Accident While Visiting Kefalonia

A 56-year-old British national was killed on Tuesday while partaking in water sports at Makris Yalos on the island of Kefalonia. According to the coast guard, the man and two friends were on a towable tube pulled by a speed...

European Parliament Approves Solidarity Funding for Ionian Islands Struck by Earthquake

European lawmakers approved 1,651,834 euros for Greece in EU Solidarity Fund aid on Tuesday to help the country repair damage caused by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the Ionian Islands region on November 17, 2015. The regions struck...

4.4 Richter Earthquake Near Kefalonia

At 6:59 am on Monday morning an earthquake with the magnitude of 4.4 shook the Greek island of Kefalonia. According to the Institute of Geodynamics, the quake occurred 8 kilometers southwest of Argostoli and had a focal depth of 5...

An Alternative Greek Island Holiday: Unforgettable Scooter Rides

One of the best ways to explore the islands of Greece is by scooter. For around 15 euros a day you can go where you want, when you want and visit intimate and remote destinations off the beaten path...

Seaplanes Routes Over Ionian Sea To Be Launched Summer 2016

The Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry and the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry in cooperation with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) are planning to grant licenses for the construction of waterways on the islands of Paxoi, Zakynthos,...