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Five of the Best Greek Islands for Windsurfing

Greece has over 200 islands for locals and travelers alike to explore. However, when it comes to water sports, and especially windsurfing, some Greek islands easily top the rest. The sport of windsurfing has become increasingly popular in Greece and...

Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

Earthquake Rattles Greek Island of Lefkada

An earthquake measuring 4.1, according to preliminary estimates, hit the sea area off the Ionian island of Lefkada, early on Thursday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory, the quake measured 4.1 on the Richter scale and...

Doukáto: The History Behind Lefkada's Dazzling Lighthouse (video)

Throughout its history, the Greek peninsula has been known for its hundreds, if not thousands, lighthouses. One of them, Doukáto, located on the island of Lefkada, has its own unique history and definitely, its own, dazzling beauty. Constructed at the southernmost...

The Areas with Highest Earthquake Risks in Greece

Wednesday's tremor, which hit 5.2 on the Richter scale and shook Greece's largest island of Crete, is further proof that the island is in a high earthquake risk zone, as seismologists have pointed out. The frequency of seismic activity in Greece makes...

Lefkada island: A Touch of the Caribbean in Greece

Located in the Ionian sea, Lefkada is a stunning island, even by Greek standards. It connects to the mainland by a small bridge and is easily accessed by car. Hospitable and with many activities on offer, the island prides...

Lefkada's Agios Nikolaos: The Dream Islet Reminiscent of the Caribbean

Agios Nikolaos is a tiny, sandy island rising out of the Ionian sea, situated next to the island of Lefkada. Its beauty amazes anyone who is lucky enough to visit it, with its turquoise waters and its long sandy beach...

Two Earthquakes Jolt Greece's Ionian Islands on Saturday

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Ionian island of Lefkada on Saturday morning, in an area that has seen a spike in seismic activity over recent days. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) has put...

Greece to Re-Examine Safety in 7 Famous Ionian Beaches

Seven famous beaches in the Ionian Sea will be researched by scientists in the shadow of last week's landslide at the Navagio Beach of Zakynthos where a woman was injured. According to an Eleftheros Typos newspaper report, there are seven...