Lesbos

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Problems with stringent heritage laws notwithstanding, Ayvalık is an enchanting place of old Rum houses that even pack one entrepreneurial surprise – one of the most unique women’s cooperatives in the country Last week I might have been a bit negative about this cute little Rum place, so here is a positive story about Ayvalık.

Fire breaks out on Lesvos

Firemen were battling a fire on Wednesday on the island of Lesvos in the northern Aegean Sea.

The fire reportedly broke out at around 1 p.m. in a forest area located between the island’s airport and the area of Aghia Marina.

Early reports suggested the fire broke out after a resident attempted to burn dry branches in his garden.

Two children among seven dead in Lesvos sea tragedy


Two children, a girl and a boy, and three women were among seven migrants who drowned off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos in the early hours of Tuesday when the plastic boat that was carrying them from Turkey to Greece took on water, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency has confirmed.

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