Aegean Sea

Greek island of Milos voted Europe’s best by Travel + Leisure readers

The Aegean islands of Milos and Crete have been voted, respectively, first and second Best Island of Europe for 2019 by readers of the American Travel + Leisure magazine.

Paros, last year's number one pick, placed fourth, ahead of Santorini in fifth place.

"Greece rules this list with four islands," the magazine declared on its website.

Lifestyle mobile app launches on Paros

Catering to high-end and discerning tourists, app developer Memos Katapodis has released a free lifestyle application for Paros, a popular destination for Cycladic island-hoppers.

Luxury Paros, available on Apple and Google products, includes beach, hotel, restaurant and transportation recommendations, as well as a comprehensive map for visitors looking to get around the island.

Turkish jets embark on barrage of violations

Tension remains high in the Aegean as Turkish fighter jets have embarked on a barrage of airspace violations.
On Wednesday, Greek military officials recorded 42 violations by Turkish aircraft which also engaged in five mock dogfights with Greek jets in the area south of Rhodes as well between Chios and Samos near the Turkish coast.

Anafi island hosts event investigating art's role in today's politics

"The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is; it's to imagine what's possible." These words, written by American author and trailblazer bell hooks, form the guiding principle behind "Phenomenon," a biennial artistic project taking place for the third time on the island of Anafi. 

Phenomenon | Anafi | July 1-14

"The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is; it's to imagine what's possible." These words, written by American author and trailblazer bell hooks, form the guiding principle behind "Phenomenon," a biennial artistic project taking place for the third time on the island of Anafi. "The third edition of 'Phenomenon' tries to investigate the role of art in an urgent political period w

Turkish military planes embark on violations spree

In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

Forty-six of those violations were conducted by fighter jets and the other 53 by CN-235 surveillance aircraft.

Seven drown in migrant boat sinking off coast of Lesvos

Seven asylum seekers have reportedly drowned while trying to reach the Greek island of Lesvos from Turkey's shores after their boat sank while carrying more than 60 people.

According to reports, Greece's coast guard was alerted at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning to a boat in distress off the island's coast and arrived in time to save 57 passengers.

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