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Greek Navy Ship Arrives in Mytilene to House Refugee, Migrant Families

The Greek Naval vessel ''Rodos'' arrived at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday. An LST (or Landing Ships, Tank) ship, the large-hulled vessel will be able to accommodate all incoming refugees and migrants who are...

Fake News on Lesvos Makes Refugees, Migrants Rush to Mytilene Port

The spreading of misinformation aiming to cause new tensions on the Greek island of Lesvos led many refugees and migrants to rush to the port in the capital city of Mytilene on Tuesday, believing that they would be allowed...

Migrant Crisis: Northern Aegean Islands Will Go on General Strike Wednesday

Greece's Region of the North Aegean and its municipalities have called for a general strike on Wednesday, in a fresh protest against the tough stance the government has taken on establishing new migrant detention centers there. The decision to strike...

Greece's Historical Ermis Cafe, in Operation on Lesvos Since 1800

"Ermis," the oldest cafe in Greece, which has been in operation since the year 1800 in Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos Island, has recently been included in the European Historic Cafes Association. Historic cafes are important points of reference in...

Aegean Regatta Sets Sail From Greek Islands on Monday

Boats taking part in the 19th annual "Aegean Regatta" sailing competition set sail in the Aegean Sea from the Greek port of Mytilene on Monday, AMNA reports. A total of sixty vessels and their crews, including twelve crews from Turkey,...

92 Year Old Pensioner Donates $600,000 to University on Lesbos

92 year old Thanasis Paleologos, a pensioner from Napi, Lesbos who says he never had the opportunity to get education, donated the amount of $600,000 to the University of the Aegean. The elderly's donationis to go towards improving the...

At Least Seven Dead as Migrant Dinghy Capsizes off Lesvos, Greece

A new tragedy involving refugees and migrants took place in the early hours of Tuesday off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, in the northeast Aegean Sea. At least seven individuals have been confirmed dead so far. A dinghy...

Temple of Nemesis Discovered Under Ancient Theater in Mytilene, Greece

An ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Nemesis has been discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Mytilene, AMNA news agency reported on Thursday. The remains of the temple were found in the south entry passage (párodos in...

Body of Young Girl Found Off of Greece's Lesvos

The body of a young girl was spotted floating off of the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Sunday morning. People saw a body floating near Vatera on Greece's Lesvos Island and called the port authority of the island. Units...

Greek Man Accused in Brutal Beating of Migrant

A 29-year-old man from the island of Lesvos has been arrested and is to appear before an examining magistrate on Wednesday, facing charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm and weapons violations, state-run news agency AMNA reports. The man is accused of...