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Oldest Lighthouse in the World Once Stood off the Pelion Peninsula

Few people are aware that the deadly Lefteris Reef located off the coast of the Pelion peninsula in Greece, where many ships have come to grief, was the site of the oldest lighthouse in the world, more ancient even...

Marathon Swim Recreated After 2,500 Years in Greece

Exactly 2,500 years after it first happened, the epic marathon swim by Hydna and her father Scyllis, in 480 BC, was replicated recently by three members of the Underwater Survey Team, representing the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering...

Inside the Villa of PM Boris Johnson's Father in Greece

Stanley Johnson, the father of British PM Boris Johnson, recently bent travel restrictions by flying to Greece from Bulgaria in order to visit his villa at Pelion, central Greece. "I’m in Pelion on essential business trying to Covid-proof my property...

Father of British PM Bends Rules to Fly to Beloved Greece

The father of British PM Boris Johnson has broken restrictions imposed by his son to fly to Greece via Bulgaria, it emerged on Thursday. Stanley Johnson flew despite Foreign Office guidance saying Britons should not go abroad unless they have...

The UK’s New PM Loves Greece — But Will he Return the Marbles? (video)

By any measure a controversial personality, the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a Brexiteer -- but he is also a great philhellene, as his classical studies and constant references to ancient Greek figures show. Yet, as a patriotic...