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Five of the Best Greek Islands for Windsurfing

Greece has over 200 islands for locals and travelers alike to explore. However, when it comes to water sports, and especially windsurfing, some Greek islands easily top the rest. The sport of windsurfing has become increasingly popular in Greece and...

Greece One of Top-Searched Summer Travel Destinations in Europe

Greece is one of the most-searched summer travel destinations in Europe, according to Sojern, a travel marketing and data analysis company. After collecting data about searches for airline tickets for the upcoming summer season, Sojern determined Spain was the most-searched...

Waterspouts, Torrential Rains Hit Greek Islands

Heavy rains, waterspouts and other extreme weather phenomena, including flooding on Crete, were recorded around the Greek islands in the Aegean on Wednesday as much of the country experienced severe storms. Just past noon on Wednesday, a waterspout, also called...

Neanderthals, Early Humans Reached Greek Island of Naxos 200,000 Years Ago

A team of US, Canadian and Greek archaeologists announced on Wednesday the discovery of stone tools on the island of Naxos which have been proven to go back at least 200,000 years. Naxos is a Greek island located in...

Naxos, Greece's Island of the Gods

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades, and although it is comparatively unknown relative to Greece's many other island idylls, it is one of the most enchanting places for any visitor. Despite flying somewhat under the radar, the island...

The Secret of Naxos: Where Are the Marbles of the Portara?

The imposing ruins of the iconic Portara, or gate, still stand on the islet of Palatia, near Naxos. What remains of a temple dedicated to Apollo, which was built in the 6th-7th century BC and was never completed, stands...

''Ebola Not to Blame'' for Italian Girl's Death, Greek Health Experts Claim

There is no evidence to suggest that the death of a 17-year-old Italian girl was caused by the Ebola virus, the National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) said on Wednesday. Experts on infectious diseases noted that the incident had nothing to...

Greek Ferry Battles Huge Waves in the Aegean (video)

A Greek ferry battled with the waves on Sunday while approaching the port of the island of Naxos, as gale force winds of up to 8 Beaufort swept the Aegean. The captain of "Paros Jet" stabilized the vessel carrying hundreds...

Google Adds Naxos' Temple of Apollo to its Arts & Culture Platform

The Temple of Apollo on the Cycladic Island of Naxos is the latest addition to the Google Arts & Culture platform and its Open Heritage Gateway, which digitally records important monuments of the world. Google launched the Open Heritage Gateway...

Greek Fishermen Catch One of Largest-Ever Tunas in the Aegean

A group of Greek fishermen caught a giant tuna fish, the biggest in the Aegean in recent years, and proudly hung it from the mast of their boat at the port of Naxos. According to Naxospress.gr, the fishermen are the famous...