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Young Man in Mytilene Returns Bag with 2,800 euros

A lesson of honesty is to be learned from a 29-year-old in Mytilene, from a town on the island of Lesbos, in North Aegean, Greece, who found and gave back a ladies bag containing the sum of 2,800 euros....

Ouzo: The Greek Drink's History & Health Benefits

The anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus has been for many years considered to have various medical properties and health benefits for its consumers, if drunk in reasonable proportions, that is. Greek folk medicine spread...

20-year-old Shot Himself In Mytilene

The local community of Mytilene, capital of the island of Lesbos in the North Aegean, is shocked after the news of the suicide of a 20-year-old man, according to lesvosnews.gr. The young man was found dead inside the cemetery yard...

Illegal Immigrants Arrested On Lesbos

Some 95 immigrants were detained on the island of Lesbos, which is close to Turkey, and now a preferred landing spot because of a fence built along the Turkish border. The immigrants arrived at the port of Mytilini, capital...

Turkish Medical Tourism Lures Lesbos Residents

A private hospital in Adramyttion, Turkey is calling the residents of the Greek Island Lesbos for medical exams and hospitalization at very good prices, while they are bombarded with publicity in the press and on the Internet, according to...

Lesbos' Lure Traps Illegal Immigrants

At the same time Greece is trying to face a huge economic crisis, it is also struggling to cope with waves of immigrants and refugees from war-torn and poverty-stricken areas. The island of Lesbos, an ouzo-making agricultural and resort...

Turks Picked Greece for Their Summer Vacations

Greece was a favorite destination this summer for Turkish tourists, as 85,450 of them traveled mostly to Greek islands, while 75,189 chose Italy. Lesbos and Chios, two of the islands closest to Turkey, were the top picks and visits were...

Fire in Lakonia and Lesbos

In Lakonia, fire fighters have been fighting a massive forest fire for more than 24 hours, and have finally managed to bring the blaze partly under control. 32 fire fighters and 17 vehicles have been involved in the fire...