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“Islands of the Winds” Exhibition Opens New Archaeological Museum of Mesara

By Phil Butler, Editor of Argophilia Travel News Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis unveiled the remarkable “Islands of the Winds” exhibition to mark the opening of the new Archaeological Museum of Mesara this past weekend in Crete’s Mesara Valley. Local officials, members...

The Island of Santorini Now in Urgent Need of Sustainable Tourism

“Bringing companies, consumers, and communities together is our best chance to protect destinations and ecosystems for future generations." - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex By Phil Butler Early in 2019, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee blasted Greek authorities for allowing tourism...

RADAR Dyslexia Initiative to Screen School Children on Crete

By Phil Butler The innovative education software platform RADAR just announced its latest initiative, called “Defeat Dyslexia,” in cooperation with the Hellenic Mediterranean University and the Region of Crete. The initiative is a major epidemiological study of reading abnormalities aimed at...

Groundbreaking Digital Dyslexia Screening Going Public in Greece

By Phil Butler* A pioneering method, dubbed RADAR, which diagnoses dyslexia will soon be available in selected municipal centers across Greece and Cyprus. Developed by an international team of doctors, engineers, and scientists, RADAR is a truly revolutionary development in the...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800 B.C. until after 1350 B.C. Today, the archaeological site dating back to Neolithic times 9,000...

Young Greek Researchers Present Breakthrough Electric Car

By Phil Butler* In October of 2018, Aristotle University's "Electric - Aristurtle Racing Team" revealed a new electric racecar to the world. Named “Iris”, the unique vehicle is the fruit of individual and team collaboration; but more importantly, it tells a story...

Greek Research Team Creates Dyslexia Diagnostic Tool

By: Phil Butler* According to Dyslexia International, the number of children and adults worldwide who are at risk of lifelong illiteracy because of dyslexia may top 700 million. Some experts say the real number is even higher, and that the...