Greek Islands and Renewable Energy: A Green Future
Greek islands are attracting significant investments in renewable energy. But switching to renewable energy is a challenge for islands whose grids are isolated from the mainland. There are also environmental concerns. By Evan Bourtis Near the coastline of Crete, winding roads...
Greece’s Tilos Island Becomes Global Leader in Recycling
Greece's Tilos island is the island with the greatest recycling rate globally due to a program introduced in December 2021 by a private company. The program plans to turn Tilos into the first green island globally with zero household trash,...
Tilos, Greece’s First Energy-Self-Sufficient Island
The Greek island of Tilos in the Dodecanese has become the first in the entire Mediterranean to become fully self-sufficient in energy.
Greek Island of Tilos Wins EU Environmental Award
The small Greek island of Tilos has been awarded an EU RESponsible Island Prize for its efforts to use local renewable energy.
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...