Tree of Hippocrates Branch Planted at UMass Medical School
A branch from the Tree of Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, was recently planted at the UMass Chan Medical School campus to inspire creativity and hope. The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree under which, according to legend, Hippocrates...
Seven Greek Islands Voted Among Europe’s Favorites
Greek islands have topped Condé Nast's list of Europe’s best. The islands were chosen according to the votes of Condé Nast Traveller readers for this year. Seven Greek destinations rank specifically among the top twenty in Europe, according to the...
The Greek Islands: How Were they Named?
To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...
Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater
Mixing wine and seawater may sound unappealing today, yet it is a winemaking practice that goes back to Ancient Greece, later to be followerd by the Romans
Greece, Spain Top Tourist Destinations for Summer 2022
Greece and Spain are the most popular tourist destinations for Europeans, according to the TUI Holiday Atlas Summer 2022, for which the most popular holiday destinations of European TUI guests are evaluated. The TUI Group is a British-German leisure, travel,...
The Day The Dodecanese Joined Motherland Greece
The Dodecanese, the island archipelago which literally means ”The Twelve Islands”, officially joined their motherland of Greece on March 7, 1948.
Greece Opens Two More Migrant Camps on Kos, Leros Islands
Greece opened on Saturday two more migrant camps on the islands of Kos and Leros to accommodate migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey. These camps are being referred to as “enclosed” camps due to their increased isolation...
Greece to Send 250 Migrants Back to Bangladesh and Pakistan
Greece is currently talking to officials from Pakistan and Bangladesh in the hopes of arranging a way for migrants from the two countries to return home after a cargo ship they were traveling on docked at Kos Port on...
Aegean Odyssey for 400 Migrants Ends as Ship Docks at Greek Island
Nearly 400 migrants disembarked Sunday from a Turkish-flagged cargo ship that Greece allowed to dock on its territory despite charges that Turkey had violated a migrant deal. The ship had sent a distress signal on Friday after its engines failed...
Greek Coast Guard Dismantles Illegal Migrant Trafficking Network
Four foreigners were arrested Monday on the island of Kos for alleged connections with a migrant trafficking network.