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The Greek Hero Who Helped Save 80 People at Kythera Island

Michalis Protopsaltis, a crane operator on the Greek island of Kythera, became an unlikely Greek hero when he helped save the lives of eighty migrants whose boat was crushed on the rocks last week. Undeterred by the darkness and strong...

Death Toll Rises to 22 After Migrant Boats Sink in Greece

At least twenty-two people drowned and many are missing after two migrant boats sank off Greece on the islands of Lesvos and Kythera on Wednesday evening. Rescuers retrieved eighteen bodies overnight off the Aegean island of Lesvos near the Turkish...

At Least 17 Migrants Drown, Scores Missing After Boats Sink Off Greece

At least seventeen migrants died and dozens are missing after two separate boats sank off Greece on Wednesday evening. The Greek Coast Guard announced that seventeen migrants, sixteen women and a fifteen-year-old boy drowned as their boat sank off the...

Intact Amphorae From Ancient Kythera Shipwreck Recovered

Intact amphorae from the Greek islands of Corfu and Skopelos have recently been brought to the surface after a shipwreck that occurred in the fifth century was discovered when an electrical cable was laid on the seabed in the...

170 Migrants Reach Greece in Sailboats, Suspected Smugglers Arrested

170 undocumented migrants reached the shores of the island of Kythera, Greece, on Thursday, amidst a sharp increase in illegal entry.

Six Spectacular Windmill Hotels in Greece Overlooking the Aegean

One of the most iconic images from Greece is one of round, whitewashed windmills against the clear, azure sky of islands and mountain slopes. Some of them have been turned into luxurious hotels. The windmill has been an integral part...

Kythera: An Enchanting Greek Island Where History Meets Beauty

Kythera is an enchanted Greek island with majestic beaches, but with green mountainous terrain also, so there is something for everyone.

Giant Waterspout Spotted Off Greek Island of Kythera

A waterspout formed off the coast of the island of Kythera on Monday. A waterspout is a cylindrical vortex that forms over water and connects to the clouds in the sky. Waterspouts are typically known as "sea-tornadoes." These rotating winds...

Greek Metropolitan Investigated for Vaccine Comments

A Greek metropolitan for the diocese of Kythera made comments last Sunday in church that have spurred an investigation by the local prosecutor in Piraeus. Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythera had spoken out to his congregation last week on the...

Greek Metropolitan Arrested for Defying Coronavirus Liturgy Ban

Greek police on Saturday took to custody Kythera Metropolitan Seraphim for performing a divine liturgy in church despite the government ban as a measure for the coronavirus pandemic. The Kythera Metropolitan was arrested for opening the doors of the Church...