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Greek Island Opens School for Refugee Children in Solidarity Gesture

The Greek island of Tilos in the Dodecanese archipelago has recently opened its arms to welcome refugee children and their families in a gesture highlighting the Greek philoxenia. Eleven young students from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Palestine, and...

Greece's Aegean Islands Dread Spread of Coronavirus Over Easter

Following the imposition of curfew measures for Santorini and Mykonos on Sunday, mayors of some smaller Greek islands are demanding a ban on all arrivals, especially over Easter, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Among those islands is Tilos, in...

Tilos, Greece's First Energy-Self-Sufficient Island

The beautiful Greek island of Tilos in the Dodecanese archipelago has become the first in the entire Mediterranean to become fully self-sufficient in energy, thanks to a strong investment in renewables. With a population of just over 500 people, with...

Greek Island of Tilos Goes Green, Harnesses 'Smart Energy'

A Greek island is leading the way in environmentally-friendly energy as it prepares to roll out a network of advanced wind and solar power charging a network of advanced batteries. Tilos, a Cycladic island, is testing a molten-salt battery energy-storage system...

First Same-Sex Marriage in Greece Ruled Invalid

Nine years after the first same-sex marriage was conducted on Tilos by the mayor of the tiny Aegean island, the Greek Supreme Court ruled it as invalid, on Thursday. The court said the ruling expresses the Greek rule of law,...

Greek Islanders Open their Hearts and Businesses to Refugees

The tiny Greek island of Tilos may have a population of under 800. But, over the last year, it has become an example to the world after residents opened their hearts and businesses to 10 families from war-torn Syria. “Since...

Tilos Becomes the First Greek Island to Achieve Energy Autonomy

The Greek island of Tilos became the first in the Mediterranean to be fully self-sufficient for its energy, thanks to strong investment in renewables. Its success is a lesson for all island communities in Greece. With a population of just...

Over 330 Migrants Arrived on Greek Islands on Monday

A total of 334 migrants coming from Turkey landed on various Greek Eastern Aegean islands on Monday, according to data released by the Ministry of the Interior's National Border Control and Asylum Control Center. Approximately half of them (147) arrived...