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Ultra-Luxurious Qatari Yacht ''Al Mirqab'' Spotted off Greece's Skiathos Island

People on Greece's island of Skiathos were amazed, for yet another year, by seeing the massive, ultra-luxurious ''Al Mirqab'' yacht arrive on their island in the northern Sporades on Monday. Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime...

Greek Island of Skiathos Hosts Members of Jordan's Royal Family

Approximately ten members of the royal family of Jordan recently spent a few days on Greece's idyllic island of Skiathos to enjoy their summer break, according to reports on Wednesday. Reports from several sources on the island said that the...

The Magical Greek Island of Skyros with Beaches of Unique Natural Beauty (video)

Skyros, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is not among the better known Greek islands, but it has a devoted following which comes back year after year, drawn by its many unique features. In Skyros...

Feel the Tranquility of Greece's Skopelos Island

The idyllic Greek island of Skopelos. (Source Pixabay CC- Creative Commons- Dimitris Vetsikas). Belonging to the Northern Sporades group of Greek islands, Skopelos is one of the many places in the country which have never failed to enchant visitors throughout...

Alonnisos: Greece's Natural Paradise of Many Names (video)

Greece is a country encompassing many islands, both large and small, as well as popular and almost completely unknown. What makes Alonnisos different, however, is its intact, almost virginal natural state. It is a truly remote, idyllic Greek destination, with its...

New Greek Ferry Route Links Sporades to Thessaloniki

The northern Aegean Sporades islands will have a new sea link to Greece's second-largest city later this month. Golden Star ferries will launch its Thessaloniki-Sporades ferry route on June 15 after getting the green light from the Greek Shipping Ministry. With...

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Rattles Sporades Islands in Northern Aegean

According to the Greek Geodynamic Institute an earthquake struck in the early hours of Thursday between Skyros and Alonissos in the Sporades island complex. The magnitude 5.0 quake on the Richter scale occurred at 01:49 am local time and it...

Athens and Surrounding Prefectures Wake up to Snow Blanketed Cities (Video)

A white Christmas came late for residents of Athens who woke up Tuesday morning to a snow blanketed city. Although the cold and snowy weather made commuting difficult and dangerous throughout much of Athens and the surrounding islands as overnight...

'Modern Greek Classics' Travel to Alonnisos

Two translators of Irish origin and a Greek publisher presented a series of translations of modern Greek literature on the beautiful Alonnisos island. The Aiora publishing house is a labor of love for Aris Laskaratos, former interpreter in the European...

Skyros Faltaits Museum Offers Seminars on Traditional Life and Crafts

The Faltaits Museum on the Sporadic island of Skyros, which houses unique collections of tools and utensils of primary and secondary traditional economy, announced that it planned to introduce this summer a series of experiential and informational seminars on...