With 300 days of sunshine a year, Rhodes is one of the sunniest places on earth. Along side its incredible beaches, Rhodes architectural wonders draw in tens of thousands of tourists each year.
The tensions between the governments of Greece and Turkey are easing. The conflict between the countries goes back centuries, but people on the island of Kastellorizo have more immediate concerns.
An unusual hurricane-like storm has reached Greece, flooding western islands and disrupting aviation. Coastguards say a boat carrying 55 migrants is adrift in the poor conditions.
When in 2015 ever more refugees came to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised them "We can do this!" Eight-year-old Lama Suleiman was among them and has made the country a home from home.
The dispute about maritime territories between Turkey and Greece is heating up. Egypt's involvement has added a new dimension to the conflict, the Middle East analyst Stephan Roll says.
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