Lesbos

Aegean Sea island for sale for $54 million

Some part of 459-acre island, known as Kalem Island off the coast of the Aegean province of İzmir's Dikili district, was put up for sale for 400 million Turkish Liras ($54 million).

Located 500 meters from the Turkish mainland and right across the Greek island of Lesbos, Kalem is known as a frequent destination for daily tour boats in the Aegean Sea.

Mytilene municipal council votes to build new closed migrant enter

Τhe muncipal council of Mytilene, the main town of the island of Lesvos, voted for the establishment of a new reception and identification structure for temporary migrants and refugees at a meeting late Wednesday.

The new facility was marginally approved in a virtual meeting that ended at midnight with 16 votes in favor and 15 against.

Civilian groups on Lesvos, Chios reiterate opposition to new migrant camps

Two civilian groups on the eastern Aegean islands of Lesvos and Chios have reiterated their opposition to the creation of new migrant facilities, saying they amount to nothing but "concentration camps" which are permanently altering the character of the islands.

Twenty million year-old petrified tree found on Lesvos

Workers lift a  20 million year old fossilized tree, part of a petrified forest, with a crane on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, in a photo made available Tuesday. The some 19- meter long tree whose branches and roots are still intact was found during roadworks and was transported using a special splint and metal platform.

Scientists on Lesvos find 20 million year-old petrified tree

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesvos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after 20 million years.

The tree was found during roadwork near an ancient forest petrified millions of years ago on the eastern Mediterranean island and transported from the site using a special splint and metal platform.

Scientists in Greece find 20 million year-old petrified tree

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesvos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after 20 million years.

The tree was found during roadwork near an ancient forest petrified millions of years ago on the eastern Mediterranean island and transported from the site using a special splint and metal platform.

Greece submits request for return of 1,450 failed asylum seekers to Turkey

Greece has submitted a request to the European Commission and the EU's border agency Frontex, for the immediate return of 1,450 migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, the country's Migration Ministry announced on Thursday.

From the 1,450 individuals that entered Greece from Turkey 995 are in Lesvos, 180 in Chios, 128 in Samos and 187 in Kos, the ministry said.

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