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Successful Greek Fisherman in Iceland Longs to Return to his Native Land

George Alevras is a Greek fisherman from the historic city of Messolonghi who currently lives in Siglufjörður, one of the northernmost cities in Iceland. Despite his success in Iceland's largest economic sector, Alevras would like to return back home to his...

Student Found Hanged in Messolonghi, Western Greece

A 23-year-old student was found dead in the premises of Messolonghi Technical School (TEI) on Thursday morning. His body was discovered by a member of the cleaning staff at 6:30 a.m. According to reports in local media, the body of the...

Speedboat in Western Greece Found with Nearly a Ton of Marijuana Onboard

Following a tip-off to the Greek Coast Guard a speedboat in western Greece was seized with almost a ton of marijuana onboard on Monday, according to Greek authorities. The coast guard found 920 kilograms of marijuana on the 10-meter inflatable...

Treasures of the Sea: Salt Flats of Messolonghi

Salt has played a crucial role in the history of civilization and in Greece. In fact, in ancient Greece it was used as a commodity for trading slaves. It is said that the time held expression of "not worth...

Aitoliko: Greece's Most Picturesque Narrowboat Hangout

Aitoliko is a small, densely populated island that is located in the middle of a calm lagoon in Western Greece, connected to the mainland by two 30-meter-long stone arch bridges of the 19th century. The "watery" town of Aitoliko, having a population...

Greek President: We Stay Loyal to Our Principles and Values

“We stay loyal to our principles and values and we do not lower the flag," Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Sunday after the memorial service in the Garden of Heroes in the city of Messolonghi, Greece, as part...

Food Bank Gives Hope to Starving Students

Local residents and the municipality of Messolonghi decided to establish a food bank to face the multiple cases of students almost fainting due to hunger. The idea was introduced a few days ago, when the son of the town’s mayor...