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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...

Powerful Earthquake Hits West of Crete

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred under the seabed between the islands of Kythera and Crete, in southern Greece on Wednesday morning. The tremor, which happened at 9:23 a.m. local time, was felt as far as...

Exquisite Gold Jewelry Recovered from Lord Elgin's Shipwreck Off Greece's Kythera Island

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday that marine archaeologists have discovered exquisite gold jewelry, cooking pots and other valuable ancient objects in the historic wreck of the “Mentor,” the brig belonging to Lord Elgin which sank off...

Six Magnificent Greek Windmill Hotels Overlooking the Aegean

How magical would it be if you could wake up one morning and see the wings of an old windmill turning lazily outside your window? It is an extraordinary experience that any visitor can have while visiting the Greek islands....

New Findings from 1802 Shipwreck Which Carried Acropolis Antiquities

New findings came to light following research conducted on the remains of the British ship "Mentor," that sunk off of Kythera island in 1802 while transporting antiquities from Acropolis and the Parthenon. The underwater search on the "Mentor," the ship...

The Miraculous Holy Icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

On September 24, 40 days after the Dormition of Virgin Mary, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Panagia Myrtidiotissa, the holy icon of Our Lady on Kythera that, according to legend, has miraculous properties. Panagia Myrtidiotissa means Our Lady of the...

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin’s Ship off Kythira

Chess pawns, combs and a toothbrush are some of the new findings brought to light by the underwater excavation of the wreck of the ship "Mentor" that sank off the island of Kythira in 1802. The excavation that continues for...

Sixty-Eight Migrants Found on Kythera Coast

Sixty-eight migrants were found on Saturday on a rocky shore of one of the Dragonares islets, south of the Diakofti port of Kythera island, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. An empty 15-meter long barge was found sunken near the Dragonares...