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Iranian Refugee in Greece Dreams of a New Start after Excelling in Exams

An Iranian refugee in Lesvos, Greece excelled in his high school exams and hopes to secure a place at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Thessaloniki, his top choice. Kouros Durmohamadi Bagi, or Kyros after the king of Persia, as...

Stranded Migrant Gives Birth on a Rocky Islet in Greece

A woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet near Lesvos, Greece on Wednesday after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 Eritreans—24 men and five women—were spotted during a patrol...

Greece Announces Big Drop in Migrant Numbers

On Thursday, Greece announced a massive drop in the number of migrants and asylum seekers in the country, particularly on the Aegean islands. Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis said that the population of migrants on the North Aegean...

Norwegian Photographer Suspected of Espionage Arrested on Greece’s Lesvos

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian photographer Knut Bry was arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, suspected of espionage. According to local media stonisi, he was arrested for taking pictures of the Greek Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Citing Coast Guard...

Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece

Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The victims, among them children and women, were migrants who started out from the Turkish coast...

Iconic Grandmother Who Fed Refugee Baby on Lesvos Passes Away

Greece's iconic grandmother, or "yiayia," Efstratia Mavrapidou, who took care of refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos years ago, passed away at the age on 96 on Tuesday. The grandmother was beloved not only on Lesvos but across Greece,...

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...

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...

Fewer Migrants Arrived on Greek Islands in 2021

The number of migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands in 2021 is the lowest level since the start of the 2015 refugee crisis

Philhellenes in Maine Devote Lives to Promoting Greece, Hellenism

Irwin Novak and Mary Snell, philhellenes who live near Portland, Maine, have devoted much of their lives to furthering the knowledge of, and appreciation for, their beloved Greece. From establishing The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) to creating the "Sister...