South Aegean

Voters taken by warship to Kastellorizo

Residents of the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese who vote on Kastellorizo were transferred to the remote island on Sunday aboard a Navy vessel.

A Navy warship conducted two trips - one in the morning and one in the early afternoon - from Rhodes to Kastellorizo to transfer some 80 voters to the remote island.

Hellenic Coast Guard vessels assisted in the transfer.

Aegean flavors earn distinction

Greece's southern Aegean islands have won this year's European Region of Gastronomy award. The distinction, bestowed by an independent panel of international experts, aims to highlight distinctive food cultures and encourage gastronomic innovation while promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.

Cash-strapped Turkish Muslim foundation 'forced to sell properties'

The properties of a Turkish Muslim foundation on the Greek island of Kos (İstanköy) have been put up for sale under pressure by the Greek government. The Education and Culture Association of Kos Muslims, another foundation, has condemned both the sale and the donation, expressing its expectation that the decisions be withdrawn.

Rhodes suffers power blackout

The power went out in parts of the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes on Saturday due to a technical failure.

According to local reports, there was a total blackout at both of the island's power plants due to a serious network failure.

This is the second power failure Rhodes has experienced in two weeks, after a similar incident last Friday.

Court documents shed light on how German was recruited to spy in Greece

"The first part of the agreement was that we would collect information on the things that the two Turks would tell us. My first task was to put military targets under surveillance, to record troop movements, infrastructure and business activity in order to ascertain whether, for example, any major industrial units were being built."

MoU aimed at creation of 10 'smart islands'

The Regional Authority of the Southern Aegean, the Soft Energy Applications Laboratory, the Center for Technological Research in Piraeus and the University of West Attica on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at the creation of a roadmap for the transformation of 10 remote Aegean islands into "smart islands" via state-of-the-art networking technology.