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Ikaria, A Stunning Greek Island of Many Myths

The Greek island of Ikaria is home to a rich history dating back to antiquity, as well as countless natural wonders.

Shark Swimming In Shallows of Greek Beach Alarms Onlookers

A shark was spotted swimming in extremely shallow waters of well-known Greek beach Karathonas on Tuesday afternoon.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Greece Bans Swimming, Fishing, Water Sports

Authorities in Greece have banned swimming, fishing and water sports as the country toughens up its already severe restrictions of movement to combat the spread of coronavirus. According to public broadcaster ERT, the Ministry of Shipping and Islands Policy has...

Greece's Andreas Vazaios Wins Second Gold Medal in Glasgow

Greece's swimming champion Andreas Vazaios won his second gold medal in Glasgow's European Short Course Swimming Championships on Sunday evening. Vazaios won the gold medal in the race of the 200m butterfly and broke another national record of Greece by...

Greece's Andreas Vazaios Breaks Greek and European Swimming Records

Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios won the gold medal on Friday night in the 200-meter Independent Medley at the 25th European Swimming Championship in Glasgow, Scotland. The Greek athlete achieved the perfect performance, breaking the European record. Vazeos finished in 1:50.85, breaking...

Greek Athlete Spiros Gianniotis to be Inducted Into Swimming Hall of Fame in 2020

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame announced on Saturday that Greek swimmer Spiros Gianniotis will be inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2020. Gianniotis will become the second Greek swimmer to be a member of the Hall...

Eight Greek Swimmers Challenged by Difficult 45-km Sea Crossing

Smiles and enthusiasm define the eight young swimmers who are members of the group Pastra Cretonaxiosa. Their goal is to swim across the English channel on Monday, August 29. They will start their 45-km sea crossing from Dover and...

How Greek Athletes Fared on the 3rd Day of Rio Olympics

The third day of the Greek athletes in the Rio Olympics started with a great performance of the men's water polo team that ended with a 9-9 draw against world champions Serbia. Despite a great start that found the Greeks...

Astonishing Percentage of Greek Beaches Found Suitable for Swimming

A report released by the European Environment Agency that assessed over 92% of Greece’s beaches found that the score is 97.2% on the rating scale. The European Environment Agency recently announced that Greece’s sea waters are among the cleanest in...

Greece's Andreas Vazaios Wins Gold in 200m IM Swimming

Greece’s Andreas Vazaios picked up the men’s 200-meter Individual Medley title at he 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London. Vazaios turned in a top time of 1:58.18 for the win, moving up to ninth place in the world rankings. Israel’s Gal...