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The Greek Sailor from Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of grizzled war heroes — Miaoulis, Koudouriotis, et al—with a focus on their virtues rather than their vices, but I was only vaguely aware that Hydra also exported naval...

Five-Nation Military Exercise in East Mediterranean Sends Message to Ankara

The Naval forces of Greece and Cyprus will join those of Egypt, France, and the United Arab Emirates in conducting a large-scale sea and air exercise off the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria, Egypt starting Monday, November 30. The joint exercise...

Greek Frigate Shadows Turkish Ship Suspected of Carrying Weapons to Libya

A frigate from the Greek Navy which is taking part in the EU naval mission off the coast of Africa is currently shadowing a Turkish vessel suspected of carrying weapons to Libya, violating the UN-imposed arms embargo to the...

US Calls on Cyprus to Halt Visits of Russian Navy Vessels

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer called earlier in the week on Cyprus to halt regular navy port calls by Russia. Palmer was responding to a letter by the president of the...

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...

Italian Navy Frigate Conducts Military Exercises With Cyprus off Larnaca

The Italian Navy's Frigate ''Virginio Fasan,'' which had been docked at the port of Larnaca from February 8 until February 10, has carried out a joint military exercise with the Cypriot Navy, it was made public on Tuesday. According to...

Greece Announces New Leaders of the Armed Forces

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), Greece's supreme decision-making body on issues of foreign policy and national defense, held a meeting on Friday morning and named who would become the new leaders of the country's armed...

Greek Navy Systematically Recording Country's Most Iconic Shipwrecks

The first phase of a project to investigate and record the current state of historic Naval shipwrecks in Greece has recently been completed, according to a Hellenic (Greek) Navy General Staff (HNGS) announcement released on Wednesday. The investigation, using a...

The Naval Base at Souda, Crete: Strategic Asset or Source of Danger for Greece?

At a time when tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating dangerously, the strategic importance of Souda Naval Base on Crete is coming under the spotlight once again. Formally known as ''Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay,'' this facility, located...