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Syros Brush Fire Partially Under Control by Firefighters

Firefighters are trying to contain a brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon on the Greek island of Syros, authorities have reported. According to the latest accounts, authorities say that the fire has been partially contained and has not spread...

Meet the Most Honest Chestnut Vendor in Greece

Virtue and honesty are not dead. A chestnut vendor on the island of Syros found a bag filled with 3,450 euros and gave it up to its rightful owner despite his own needs. The local website cyclades24.gr, reported that...

Rembetiko Festival in Syros Pays Tribute to Greek Musician Markos Vamvakaris

The Municipality of Syros in collaboration with thee Cyclades Chamber are organizing the first Rembetiko Festival to take place on the island. The festival will be held between August 31 and September 4. Syros has always been in the center...

Defense Minister Calls Island VAT Hike he Voted on 'Criminal' and 'Unconstitutional'

Greek right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader/Defense Minister Panos Kammenos -- a junior coalition member of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government --  fueled controversy with a statement he made on Tuesday while visiting the island of Syros. He said...

Chalkidiki Tops Most Searched August 15 Destinations for Greeks

August 15 in Greece celebrates the Virgin Mary and is accompanied by festivities and traditional rituals across the country. This, along with the fact that the day has been declared a holiday, have made it one of the most popular travel...

3rd Annual Syros International Film Festival Kicks Off in July

Syros is a magical island with a strong cultural and industrial past, and an urban aura that few places in Greece have. It is no wonder that the island hosts not one but many festivals from classical music to animation. The...

Greece Wins Three Cultural Heritage Awards

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards for 2015. Three of which were awarded to Greece. The awards were given to Antouaniko Mansion in Chios, the restoration of...

Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day of mourning. The drama of Jesus Christ's death is followed with great devoutness. The icon...

Five Greek Villas You'd Love to Live In

When Greek architects have inspiration, unique houses to cities, islands and villages, even in the middle of nowhere turn into a haven of serenity and luxury. This is what happens when aesthetics align with imagination and the unique Greek landscape…...

Citizens of Syros Bid Farewell to Blue Star Ithaki

The Blue Star Ithaki has been sold and will soon begin its long journey to Canada, its next country of operation. On Saturday, October 25, the crew of the Blue Star Ithaki tearfully began their last journey along the...