Tribute to an unknown man in Rhodes

I don’t know your name. I wouldn’t recognize you if you were standing in front of me. I don’t speak Greek and you don’t speak English, so there’s no conversation to recall. However, what I do remember is your incredible kindness to me.

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WWII sub wreck in Ionian Sea cleared of lost nets


The wreck of a British submarine that went down between the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in World War II has been cleared of large swathes of lost fishing nets by a team of specially trained volunteer divers. The nets that had gathered over time had become a death trap to marine life.



Antique vehicles get royal treatment


Ten vehicles that once belonged to Greece’s former royal family have been transferred to a new storage area to undergo further maintenance. The eight cars and two electric tricycles had recently undergone restoration work by a team of conservators from the Culture Ministry to remove built-up dirt and dust after a long period of immobility on the premises of the former royal estate at Tatoi in northern Athens. The antiques, aged between 55 and 82 years, are considered exceptional examples of luxury cars of the 20th century and have historic significance as they are associated both with members of the former royal family and international personalities, as well as important moments in modern Greek history. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the new storage area provides the necessary conditions that will allow an assessment of their state of preservation and for the continuation of the necessary work. “The Maintenance Department will continue the detailed documentation of their maintenance status, and will investigate the construction materials, their peculiarities for corrosion, their further protection and promotion,” she said. [Culture Ministry]