The Deadliest Decade for Shark Attacks in Greece
When holidaying in Greece, few pause and think of the dangers that could be lurking below the idyllic Aegean waters, but an academic paper published last month has revealed new insights about the frequency of shark attacks in Greece. The paper,...
Five Natural Pools on the Greek Islands to Discover This Summer
For those heading to the Mediterranean this summer, there can be no better way to enjoy the glimmering azure waters than with a plunge into one of the many natural pools across the Greek islands. These pools are typically formed...
The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City
The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.
Bronze Age Minoan Ingots Are Evidence of Ancient Trade Links
Bronze Age Minoan ingots with unique markings that were recently discovered off the Israeli coast show vast trading links between Cyprus and Sardinia, archaeologists say. Dating back to the late Bronze age, approximately the 13th to the early 12th century...
Sea Turtles an Endangered Species in Greece, Conservationists Warn
Conservationists have warned that sea turtles in Greece and the wider Mediterranean region are an endangered species. Specifically, the loggerhead sea turtle, also known as the Caretta caretta, is under threat. The warning was given by the Mediterranean Association to...
Greece, Cyprus on Edge as Turkey Plans New Drilling in the Med
Turkey has announced new drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean with the newly-inaugurated Abdulhamid Han drillship set to sail in the coming days. “Its new mission is planned to be in the Mediterranean,” said the director general of the Turkish Oil...
Libya-Turkey Energy Deal Escalates Mediterranean Tensions
The Libya-Turkey energy deal is escalating the dangers of open conflict between Ankara and Athens. Turkey and Libya have demarcated potential oil and gas-rich zones in the Mediterranean. This maneuver has also irritated Egypt. On October 3rd, Turkey signed a...
The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?
Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...
Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Greek Mountains?
In ancient times, the mountaintops of Greece held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of Greece and the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The...
Marine Heatwave Attracts Invasive Fish in the Mediterranean
A marine heatwave has hit the Mediterranean, including the Ionian and Aegean seas, posing a threat to the entire marine ecosystem, experts have warned. The marine heatwave is leading to a proliferation of invasive fish species and jellyfish. As the...