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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.

Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Mediterranean Mountains?

In ancient times, the mountaintops of the Mediterranean held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The ancient...

UN Honors Young Activist Trying to Make Greece’s Fishing Industry “Greener”

The UN Environment Program (UNEP) awarded last week the honorary title of Ambassador for the Mediterranean Coast for 2021-22 to Lefteris Arapakis, a young activist who is fighting to save the fishing industry in Greece. Awarded as part of UNEP’s...

Turkey Accuses Greece, Cyprus of “Provocative Activities”

As Greece and Turkey are scheduled to hold a new round of consultative talks in Ankara on October 6, Turkey accused Greece and Cyprus on Saturday of “unilateral and provocative activities.” Diplomats from the two nations will hold the 63rd...

Climate Crisis Tops Agenda of Mediterranean Leaders Meeting in Athens

The climate crisis will top of the agenda of the summit of Mediterranean and Southern European Union member states (EUMed 9), which is being held in Athens on Friday. The EU Med or EuroMed 7, initially an alliance of Greece,...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. 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...

Secretary of State Takes Swipe at Turkey, Condemning Use of Force

In a thinly-veiled swipe at NATO member nation Turkey, Blinken said that any use of force in resolving maritime disputes will be condemned.

Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

Seabed 2030 Project Races to Map Ocean and Sea Floors

Mapping the seabed is an ancient practice but an ambitious plan called Seabed 2030 means to take this to an entirely new level.

Turkey to Continue Gas Exploration Operation in the Mediterranean

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that Turkey would continue its oil and gas exploration operation in the Mediterranean Sea. Turkey has butt heads with Greece and Cyprus over their presence in the Mediterranean looking for energy sources. "Whatever our...