North Aegean islands

Mine searching plans canceled in Gökçeada after environmental concerns

An application filed by a mining company to search for gold and silver mines in the Aegean resort island of Gökçeada in the northwestern Çanakkale province has been withdrawn after environmental concerns, according to a statement released by the Environment and Urbanization Ministry’s Provincial Directorate.

Up to 1.599 illegal immigrants & refugees arrived on the Aegean islands in November so far!


Μigrant and refugee flows to Lesvos and other islands in the northeastern Aegean remained high in November, based on the latest figures released on Tuesday.

A total of 1,000 persons have arrived on Lesvos, 485 on Chios and 114 on Samos from November 1 to November 14.

More than 3,500 refugees and migrants arrived in northern Aegean islands in September

A total of 3,519 refugees and migrants arrived on the northern Aegean islands during the month of September, the highest monthly arrival rate so far this year.

Lesvos received the highest number, with 2,170 arrivals, Samos 881 and Chios 567. According to the interior ministry, 13,356 is the total number of refugees and migrants currently on the islands. 

Migrant flows on the rise again: 400 people arrived on the islands in one week


A total of 406 illegal immigrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands from Monday to Friday morning September 29th. The number of those who passed to the islands since September 1st, and were added to those already living there, is 3.519.

Samothraki: Two days after the disaster (SHOCKING PHOTOS)

The people of Samothraki are still trying to put their lives in order, clear the rubble from their businesses and houses.

The damages that the island sustained from the extremely heavy rainfall all through Monday night had its toll on the properties of everyone there and on the infrastructure of the island.