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Greek Carrier Collides With Malaysian Vessel in Singapore (video)

A Greek container vessel collided with a Malaysian ship in the territorial waters of Singapore on Saturday, according to the Maritime Authorities of Singapore. The Greek vessel dubbed ''Piraeus'' (ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑΣ) was sailing at the time of the incident, while the...

Vessel Runs Aground Off Nafplio, Greece (video)

A Panamanian-flagged freighter named ''Sibel'' run aground on the sandy shoals off Peloponnesian town of Nafplio on Saturday. The vessel had a total of 13 crew on board, all non-Greek nationals, and no injuries were reported. The vessel was loaded...

Stunning Rescue Operation Saves Horse from the Open Sea in Greece's Katakolo

A difficult and strange rescue operation took place on Monday in Peloponese’s Elia region. Everything started 15 days ago, when a local farmer lost his horse, named ''Haido''. The horse couldn’t be found anywhere as friends and members of his family...

Giant Waterspout Spotted in Greece (video)

A giant waterspout was spotted near the a boat where Canadian dancer Kevin Myrlea was enjoying his summer vacation, in the Cyclades, Greece. The amazing spectacle was recorded by a cell-phone camera and offers a glimpse of this rare and sometimes...

Sea Surface Temperatures on the Rise in Greece, Scientists Say

  July and August are well known in Greece for their cooler northern winds, called ''Meltemia''. These winds, especially in the Aegean Sea, offer lower pleasant temperatures on the Greek islands, while the mainland of the country suffers from heatwaves. This...

Greek Seas: A Photographic Journey to the Past

The International Airport of Athens and the Benaki Museum have collaborated to produce a photographic exhibition inside the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The exhibition takes place at the ''Art and Culture'' place, Arrivals - Entrance 1 of the Airport. It includes a selection of...

Water Quality of Greek Beaches: Find out Which are Unsuitable

A report by the Panhellenic Center of Environmental Studies (PCES) found that just 96 of the 153 most popular beaches of Attica and other surrounding regions were suitable for swimming, whereas studies on the quality of water found that...

Tons of Wood Washed Ashore in Lesvos

This morning in Lesvos, more than 100 tons of high quality treated wood have washed ashore in the eastern part of the island. The residents rushed to the point with their cars in order to take advantage of the...

Greeks were Seafood Lovers since the Prehistoric Era

The sea has been plentiful dating back to prehistoric times, providing Greeks with tasty offerings such as sargos, groupers and scorpionfish, which to this day remain favorites.  Shells were used to make jewelry and researchers are now amazed to...