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Greek, Italian Activists Launch Flotilla Against Syria Chemicals

A group of 40 Greek and Italian activists set off in a flotilla from the port of Chania on the island of Crete, Greece, on Friday to protest for the destruction of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons in the sea,...

Overfishing Threatens Mediterranean Fish

According to a recent research from the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), fish population in the Mediterranean Sea is showing a continuing and alarming decrease in the last 20 years. The figures are extremely worrying. While in other parts of Europe,...

Protests in Crete Over Syrian Chemicals Destruction

On Saturday July 19, residents, unionists and members of environmental organizations blocked the road to the NATO naval base in Souda Bay, Crete, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the Mediterranean Sea. The blockade is expected to last...

Australian Journalist Praises Greek Hospitality

Australian Huw Kingston, praises Greek tourism to the Australian media and does so very effectively as he describes his experiences traveling in Greece. Kingston works as a travel journalist and owns a company that organizes adventure tours. His passion for...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Agreement on the Protection of Mediterranean

Greece, Cyprus and Israel, preparing for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean Sea, on Tuesday signed an agreement for the protection of the environment from possible oil pollution. Environment ministers from the three countries agreed to move ahead as soon as possible on...

Magnitude-5.6 Quake Strikes South of Crete, 2 Days After 5.9 Temblor

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete but no damage or casualties have been reported. The Athens Geodynamics Institute says the earthquake occurred at 12:39 a.m. local time on Sunday, some...

Crete is a Mediterranean 'Treasure' of Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The promotion of Crete's endemic plants should be given a boost soon, says Cretan community's representatives. During this past weekend, as part of an event held to promote Crete's aromatic plants and herbs, local businessmen, producers and local members of...

The Poor…Seas of Greece

The largest fish populations are found in the seas of Spain and Italy, while the Greek and Turkish waters verge on the brink of lifelessness, according to the findings of an international search team. The study, which examined the viability...