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Scientists Use Satellites to Detect Plastic in the Greek Seas

Scientists from Greece and the UK developed a new technique to detect patches of floating plastic in the marine environment using satellites. Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists say that the new method to prevent and reverse sea...

Coronavirus: Greece Bans Yachts from Sailing, as Athens Tightens Lockdown

Greek Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias announced on Friday a series of new, even stricter measures which will come into force this weekend to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The sailing of private boats and yachts...

Sea Cucumbers: Greece's Hidden Delicacy Soars in Popularity and Demand

We all know cucumbers, some of the simplest yet delicious and versatile vegetables in the world. But what about sea cucumbers? Increasing interest has been reported recently on the islands of Greece's Dodecanese archipelago in fishing for sea cucumbers, a...

Heraklion, Crete to Offer Free Tours to Every Visitor

The authorities of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, announced recently that their municipality will soon be offering free tours to all its visitors. The authorities said that they want to offer to both Greek and foreign visitors to the city...

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...

Epiphany: From Thrace to Cyprus, Greeks Celebrate the Blessing of the Waters

The Christian feast of the Epiphany was commemorated across Greece, Cyprus and all the world's Greek Orthodox communities on Monday, January 6th, with particular gusto and celebration. This year, Greece found itself covered in frost and snow, but all the...

''Karavaki,'' The Old Greek Tradition of Decorating Boats — Not Trees — at Christmas

Christmas is linked all around the world to the ancient tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with countless ornaments and beautiful lights. However, an old traditional custom in Greece's islands and coastal regions dictates that people should decorate a...

Successful Greek Fisherman in Iceland Longs to Return to his Native Land

George Alevras is a Greek fisherman from the historic city of Messolonghi who currently lives in Siglufjörður, one of the northernmost cities in Iceland. Despite his success in Iceland's largest economic sector, Alevras would like to return back home to his...

Impressive Scenes as Waterspout Touches Down on Chios Island (video)

A sea tornado, or waterspout, was spotted in the early hours of Friday morning off the coast of Chios Island in Greece. The spectacular scene captured the attention of many people on the island, who tried to record it in...

Greek Oil Tanker Attacked By Pirates in Togo; Four Crew Members Kidnapped

According to an official statement issued by the Navy of Togo, a Greek oil tanker was attacked by pirates off the shores of the west African nation in the early hours of Monday. The criminals who went aboard the Greek...