Samothrace: The Most “Un-Greek” Island of Greece
Samothrace is a little-known Greek island which boasts many breathtaking waterfalls and is surrounded by crystal clear waters.
The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Samothrace
Samothrace, a small, rocky Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, has a storied past that belies its diminutive size. One of the most rugged of all the Greek islands, its Mt. Saos rises to 1,611 meters (5,285 feet). Known best...
Greece Has the Largest Number of Goats in Europe
According to a recent study by Eurostat, Greece has the largest number of goats in the EU.
Thousands of Goats Munching Parts of Greece's Samothrace Island into a Moonscape
On the Greek island of Samothraki, in the north Aegean Sea, goats are now posing an imminent threat to the natural environment as a result of overgrazing, according to a new Associated Press (AP) report. Goats far outnumber humans on...
Greek Government Announces Measures to Improve Samothrace Transport
The Greek government announced five measures on Monday afternoon which it hopes will address the problem of transportation between the island of Samothrace and the port of Alexandroupolis on the Greek mainland. The government announced steps to deal with the issue following...
Government Meeting on Monday to Solve Samothrace Transportation Breakdown
Greece's State Minister George Gerapetritis will chair a meeting of ministers in Athens at Maximos Mansion on Monday to try to resolve the issue of transportation on the island of Samothrace, that left hundreds of tourists unable to reach...
Nike of Samothrace Replica Awaits Transfer to Greek Island Home
An exact replica of the iconic marble sculpture of the Nike of Samothrace, one of the most spectacular exhibits in the Louvre Museum, has been placed temporarily on the coastal avenue of Alexandroupolis. The exquisite, white marble sculpture will be...
Archaeologists Return to the Ancient Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace after 22-Year Hiatus
Emory University and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University completed a summer of excavations at the Sanctuary of Great Gods on Samothrace in northern Greece on August 8, the Greek Ministry of Culture said on Friday. It...
Coast Guard Rescues Migrants Adrift off Greek Island
The Greek Coast Guard rescued 31 foreign nationals in the sea around the island of Samothrace on Monday. A rescue operation was mounted after a coast guard patrol vessel spotted a dinghy adrift east of the island with 31 people...
Fierce Storm Causes Flooding, Landslides on the Island of Samothraki (video)
On Monday, a fierce storm hit the northern Aegean island of Samothraki (Samothrace). Parts of the island have been flooded, and landslides have caused major disruption in the power grid, and road network. The villages of Xiropotamos, Lakkoma, and Prophetis Elias,...
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