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The Greek Island of Lesbos and the Origin of the Word ‘Lesbian’

Modern English, and indeed many languages, borrow a plethora of words from ancient Greek. One particularly interesting word is "lesbian", today used to describe a homosexual woman who is attracted to other women, but the root of the word...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical information on Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter there are strong clues that he was either Greek or of Greek origin. This...

Injured Flamingos in Greece Saved by Wildlife Scouts

A group of scouts rescued two flamingos tangled in fishing line in the wetlands of Lesvos island, Greece, and provided the necessary first aid care. Responding to a citizen's call about flamingos in danger, the two scouts of the Wildlife...

At Least Three Migrants Dead Off Greece’s Lesvos

Authorities in Greece say at least three people died after a boat carrying refugees and migrants tried to cross from the Turkish coast to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday morning amid northerly winds of nine Beaufort. The boat reached...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Lesvos, Greece

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in the Petrified Forest on the island of Lesvos recently. "The trunks were in a very good state of preservation—they are impressive logs laid on successive strata, one...

4 Children Among 5 Dead in 2 Migrant Boat Sinkings in Greece

Four children were among five people who died in two separate migrant boat sinkings off the islands of Lesvos and Samos in Greece on Monday. The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying...

Matt Barrett: The Greek-American Who Devotes His Life Writing About Greece

Greek-American Matt Barrett has written millions of words about Greece. Spending his time between Greece and the USA he has over the years created travel pages on the internet that have become a unique resource not only for tourists...

Explore Lesbos Island, Greece

Big and beautiful Lesbos, or Lesvos, is the third largest Greek island after Crete and Evia, and the birthplace of the ancient Greek poet Sappho. It boasts stunning natural landscapes, including beautiful beaches, lush green mountains, and picturesque villages. It's big...

At Least 3 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Mykonos, Greece

At least three people – two women and one man – drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Mykonos, Greece on Friday. After the incident, coast guard officers had observed two migrants swimming near the shores of...