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In this photo provided by the Greek Defense Ministry, warships take part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean sea on Aug. 25. (Greek Defense Ministry/AP)

Europe’s tense standoffs with Turkey and Russia are rising

The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean is pitting Turkey against Greece, Cyprus and France. On Europe’s periphery, tensions involving an array of competing countries are rising. The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean […]

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The Venetian fortress of Koules/Castello a Mare (1523–1540) guards the inner harbor of Heraklion.

Heraklion, Greece

Greece abounds in blockbuster sights, and Heraklion, the sprawling capital of its largest island, Crete, is gateway to two of them: the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, with its unparalleled collection of ancient Minoan art; and the nearby Palace of Knossos, one of the world’s great archaeological attractions. Most of Heraklion’s iconic landmarks- such as the Koules fortress, Lions Fountain, Venetian Loggia, […]

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Traveling to Greece: My Experience.

Traveling to Greece: My Experience

Greece also known as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς) is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa in Southern and Southeast Europe. Athens is the capital of Greece, and the nation’s largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, […]

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Zakynthos Island in Ionian.

Zakynthos Island in Ionian

by Nick Edwards | The Ionian Islands or Ionia nisia are many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones in Greece traditionally called the Heptanese. Zakynthos (also spelled Zakinthos) or Zante is the third largest of those group of Islands often called an Archipelago, covering an area of about 406 square km (157 square mi) and a coastline […]

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