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Two Irish teenagers died on Ios island in different incidents

Two Irish teenagers have died over the weekend while on school vacation on the island of Ios, in the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. They were classmates in the same school and had recently graduated before with other classmates traveled to Ios for summer vacations. both teenagers were …

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Delos: Spectacular concert on the sacred island to raise awareness for climate change (video)

Monday night on the sacred uninhabited Greek island Delos: a spectacular classical concert sending a sound message for the climate change. It is is first time a concert was held at the UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient ruins. The emblematic island of Delos, the cosmopolitan center of the Mediterranean …

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Salamina Municipality rejects tunnel connection to mainland

The Municipal Council of Salamina has come out strongly against a tunnel link between the island and mainland Attica. The Council has reportedly objecting the project citing safety, environmental, social and economic reasons. Τhe Council wants to postpone the approval of the study (ie the environmental licensing of the project) …

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Giant petrified trunk discovered on the island of Lemnos

The petrified trunk of a giant tree has been unearthed on the island of Lemnos in the eastern Aegean Sea. The log is believed to belong to a sequoia and is estimated to be 20 million year old an age similar to the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. The fossilized trunk …

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Milos voted Best Island in Europe 2019

The island of Milos in the Cyclades has been voted as the Best Island in Europe for 2019. According to magazine Travel and Leisure, readers have Milos with 90.50 points the highest score. “One of the Cyclades, Mílos is known as the place where the famed Venus de Milo statue …

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Gavdos: How to hold a National Day Parade when not enough children (video)

Greek tradition wants school children to hold parades on the eve of the national and religious holiday on 25. March. While in Athens and other big cities, a lottery decides who is to parade and who remains out due to the high number of pupils, in some remote Greek areas …

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Astypalaia and its ambitious goal to be the first “Smoke Free island” in the world

Astypalaia: An island has a very ambitious goal: to become the first smoke free island in the world. The goal is particularly ambitious as the island is in Greece, the country that is considered the black sheep in Europe when it comes to implementation of laws το ban or restrict …

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Volunteers rescue dozens of animals dumped on uninhabited Greek island

For three consecutive days animal welfare volunteers kept sailing to the small uninhabited island to rescue lives. More than 50 cats, a couple of dogs and even a goat baby were abandoned on the island without proper care, food and water. In the middle of summer, in July. Starving, thirsty …

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Turkish fishermen fire shots at Greek colleagues close to Leros island

Greek fishermen have denounced that Turkish fishermen fired shots at them near the island of Leros in the Dodecanese in Greek territorial waters. Nobody was hurt in the incident that took place off the islet of Kalapodi, some 300 meters from the shores of Leros on Sunday morning. Speaking to …

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Eclat! Greece withdraws from exercise after NATO accepts Turkey’s demand

The NATO accepted the Turkish demand to exempt the island of Lemnos from an joint multinational exercise with the participation of member states of the North Atlantic alliance. This decision left Greece with no other choice than to withdraw from the NATO exercise on electronic warfare. Last year, the island …

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Naxos – The Slaughter of Sea Turtles: Rescue org appeals for hints

They slaughter sea turtles on the island of Naxos. Since the beginning of the year, a total of ten sea turtles have been washed up at the beaches of the Greek island in the Cyclades in the Aegean sea. All of them were beheaded. The Greek Sea Turtles Protection and …

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Athina Onassis sells legendary Skorpios to Russian billionaire’s daughter

Skorpios: the small island on the Ionian Sea, where legendary tycoon Aristoteles Onassis married Jacqueline Kenndy, changes ownership. Half a century after Onassis purchased the island,  his granddaughter Athina, 28, sold it to Ekaterina Rybolovlev, 24, daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry. After several days of scenarios circulating in the Greek press, …

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