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Twenty One Immigrants off the Coast of Lesvos

On Friday, March 7, a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat rescued twenty-one illegal immigrants in the sea area of Sikamia in Lesvos island, western Greece. According to sources, among the survivors was the 37 year-old smuggler who was arrested on...

Tons of Wood Washed Ashore in Lesvos

This morning in Lesvos, more than 100 tons of high quality treated wood have washed ashore in the eastern part of the island. The residents rushed to the point with their cars in order to take advantage of the...

Four Immigrants Drown Fleeing to Greece

Four immigrants drowned on Thursday night after their boat -- heading to Greece --  sank offshore Balıkesir's Burhaniye in Turkey. The boat that was carrying immigrants set off from the Burhaniye district and was heading to the Greek island Lesvos late on...

International Summer School on Geoparks in Mytilene

The International Summer School on Geoparks that took place on the island of Lesvos under the title, Earth heritage site assessment ─ Geoparks management and Geotourism Development, was well received by the public. The Sanin Kaigan National Park of Japan...

Κalloni Soccer Makes Big Leagues

Kalloni, a small town in the west-central part of the island of Lesvos, will see its soccer team play next year in the Greek Super League only five years after the club came into existence. The team plays in a...

Bookings from Turkey Doubled

The number of visitors from the neighboring country is expected to rise by 50 percent this summer after the EU eased the visa endorsements for the Turks and those who travel to Greece through Turkey. According to the Turkish...

Original Easter Traditions in Greece

Spending Easter time in Greece is probably as well advertised as summer holidays on a Aegean island. The colors and warm spring weather are already sweeping across the country, while people have begun preparing for the Holy Week and...

Children’s Dreams Win First Prize

During the 9th International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino, which was held in Trieste,  Italy, sixth grade students of Papados elementary school in Lesvos, won the first prize for the poem Children’s Dreams. The award ceremony will take place on...

Two Children, Woman Drown Off Lesvos

According to the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini, the body of a woman and two children were recovered on the eastern island of Lesvos on March 15, from different parts of the island’s coastline. The body of the woman and...

The Unluckiest Player in the World: Greek Striker's Shot Hits the Woodwork FOUR Times

A Greek footballer has become an internet phenomenon after probably the most agonising miss ever seen in a football match. Egeas Plomariou was taking part in a league match for the island of Lesvos against Papnikolis when he fired a...