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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.

Intact Amphorae from Ancient Kythera Shipwreck Recovered

Intact amphorae from the Greek islands of Corfu and Skopelos have now 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...

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...

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...

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...