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Greece sends medical, humanitarian aid to Beirut

Greek Navy’s gunship ‘IKARIA’ is sailing for the port of Beirut carrying armed forces’ medical and nursing staff, medicines and material collected by the Civil Protection and Crises Management Deputy Ministry. The…

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North Aegean Islands on high alert for coronavirus

The mayor of Ikaria is urging those who travelled from Piraeus to Ikaria aboard the Blue Star Mykonos on Friday 20th March, to remain in self-isolation. A few days ago, it was…

How an Ikarian diet can help you live to 100 7

How an Ikarian diet can help you live to 100

If you would like to live to 100, Blue Zones expert Dan Buettner says an Ikarian diet is a key component! This famous Greek island, where locals are known to live beyond the age…

Why Ikarian honey could be the key to longevity 8

Why Ikarian honey could be the key to longevity

In Ikaria honey is used to treat everything from wounds to stomach issues, influenza, and the common cold. Ikarians start their day with a simple spoonful of raw local honey, which has…

Greek airline carrier Astra faces liquidation 10

Greek airline carrier Astra faces liquidation

Small Greek airline carrier Astra cancelled several flights over the weekend due to serious financial problems and is currently facing liquidation.  On Saturday, flights from Ikaria and Limnos to Thessaloniki as well…

Coroner’s report reveals British Astrophysicist died from fall 19

Coroner’s report reveals British Astrophysicist died from fall

A Greek coroner announced that 34-year-old British astrophysicist Natalie Christopher died instantly after falling from a great height on the Greek the island of Ikaria. Coroner Nikos Karakoukis arrived on Thursday morning…

Heatwave is set to hit Greece over the next few days 21

Heatwave is set to hit Greece over the next few days

Over the next few days, temperatures are set to reach 40 degrees Celcius across Greece, with the National Meteorological Service issuing a weather warning on Wednesday at noon. The heatwave is predicted…

Now there's more reason to drink Greek coffee every day 26

Now there’s more reason to drink Greek coffee every day

Recent research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, by Spanish scientist Maria-Paz de Peña and her colleagues, highlights once again why Greek coffee has enormous amounts of health benefits.…

Greek Bliss On Your Yoga Mat 28

Greek Bliss On Your Yoga Mat

With its glorious and evocative landscapes, vibrant local traditions and cultures, pure foods and legendary light, it was inevitable that Greece would reach the status of a top global wellness destination where…

High Fire Alert for areas across Greece on Wednesday 33

High Fire Alert for areas across Greece on Wednesday

  A high fire alert has been issued for Attica, Evia and the Northern Aegean Islands for Wednesday, as announced by the Civil Protection Secretary General’s office. In a statement, the Interior…

Ikaria, land of free range goats, not sheep 34

Ikaria, land of free range goats, not sheep

Although now receiving international visitors due to its Blue Zones rep, the quirky island remains untouched and delightfully individual In 2012, the year that naysayers (and the Mayans) predicted the world would…