Read the European Union Resolutions on The Cyprus Problem A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Saturday, 18 August 2018
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-05

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Turkish tourist boat checked within Greek territorial waters
  • [02] Museum of Marine Tradition, Sponge Fishing on Limnos
  • [03] Queen Sofia in ancient Olympia

  • [01] Turkish tourist boat checked within Greek territorial waters

    The Merchant Marine, Aegean and Island Policy Ministry issued on Tuesday night a statement by Greece's Port Authority Chief Theodoros Rendzeperis regarding a Turkish tourist boat that entered the Greek territorial waters, in the south-eastern Aegean region, earlier in the afternoon.

    "Around 17:35 hours today, a Turkish tourist boat was spotted sailing within Greek territorial waters and precisely in the sea region near the island of Ro," the statement said.

    "The usual police control was made of the boat, named PONY. Four persons, apart the skipper, were found travelling on board, all Turkish nationals who declared themeslves as journalists working for the I.H.A TV Station.

    "After completion of the control and notification for immidiate departure from the Greek territorial waters, the boat sailed around 18:10 hours," the stetement added.

    [02] Museum of Marine Tradition, Sponge Fishing on Limnos

    The Museum of Marine Tradition and Sponge Fishing on the northeastern Aegean island of Limnos (Lemnos) was inaugurated in 2006 to preserve the memories and maritime tradition of refugees from the Koutali site on the Sea of Marmara, the sea between the Dardanelles and the Bosporus that links the Back Sea with the Aegean.

    In 1926 refugees from Koutali founded Nea Koutali on Limnos and engaged in sponge fishing and fish processing. The 1980s witnessed a recession in the sponge fishing sector, with the centuries-old tradition eventually abandoned.

    The museum features three sections, the first focuses on the marine life of the people of the isle of Koutali before they were forced to leave their ancestral home following the population exchanges between Greece and Turkey in the early 1920s, hosting heirlooms and archival photographs from their old homeland.

    The second section presents sponge fishing and treatment in Nea Koutali on Limnos. Among the exhibits are equipment used by the divers, sponge-fishing boat tools, different kinds of sponges, processing tools and sponge packaging equipment.

    The museum's third section hosts archaeological finds discovered by the sponge divers at the bottom of the sea. The collection dates back to the '50s and '60s and constitutes an initiative by the then headmaster of the local elementary school. It includes a large number of urns, ceramic utensils, components of antique anchors and other small objects from ancient shipwrecks.

    The museum became a reality within the framework of the Leader+ European Union initiative.

    [03] Queen Sofia in ancient Olympia

    Queen Sofia of Spain, accompanied by members of the royal family, visited on Tuesday ancient Olympia.

    Queen Sofia, currently in Greece for holidays, was welcomed at the archaeological site by Western Greece Secretary General Spyros Spyridon and Ancient Olympia Mayor George Aidonis. Queen of Spain was given a tour of the new Olympia museum and the site by archaeologist Georgia Hatzi.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Queen Sofia of Spain.

    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 - 8:30:26 UTC