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Cargo Ship Off Coast of Crete Breaks in Half

A cargo ship carrying metal broke in half after running aground off the coast of Crete on Tuesday, and two of its crew members have been hospitalized with hypothermia. The ship, which is called the Manassa Rose and which flies...

Shipwreck in Lefkada, Greece a Monument to the Tragedy of Migration

A shipwreck on the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea has become a poignant monument to the human tragedy of migration. The wreck of an old rusty trawler that locals believe had sailed from Tunisia, lies abandoned on Gaidaros...

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

Couple Used Ancient Roman Artifact as Coffee Table for Nearly 50 Years

A couple in New York has been using a priceless ancient Roman artifact as a coffee table for nearly 50 years. The incredible story of the 2,000-year-old "coffee table," which dates back to the time of the emperor Caligula, was...

Greece’s Natural Beauty and Rich History Come Together in Island Paradise of Alonissos

According to National Geographic Travel, the Greek island of Alonissos is one of the top travel destinations for 2021. The idyllic island was specifically chosen as the leading voice in travel and exploration aims to highlight sustainable and climate-friendly...

Leros Island: The Mecca of WWII Shipwreck Diving

Since 1943, Leros island in the eastern Aegean has been the world's second biggest "museum" of WWII shipwrecks after Normandy. During the past five years, the island has been turned into a go-to destination for diving tourism. The Eastern Aegean...

Titanic Conspiracy Theories Debunked

The conspiracy theory that the White Star Line 'swapped' the Olympic and the Titanic is an old one, but it was comprehensively and thoroughly debunked when explorer Bob Ballard found and photographed the wreck. By Tony Cross Both the Olympic and...

‘Samina’ Ferry Disaster Haunts Greece More than 20 Years Later

The disaster with the sinking of the ferry boat Express Samina in September 26, 2000 off the coast of Paros Island that claimed the lives of 81 people still haunts Greece. The ferry remains at the bottom of the Aegean...

Greece’s Natural Beauty, Rich History United in Island Paradise of Alonissos

According to National Geographic Travel, the Greek island of Alonissos is one of the top travel destinations for 2021. The idyllic island was specifically chosen as the leading voice in travel and exploration aims to highlight sustainable and climate-friendly...

Santorini Shipwreck an Environmental Time Bomb Ready to Explode

The Santorini shipwreck of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond has been a permanent feature of the Greek islands for the last 14 years.