Athens’ Acropolis Covered in African Dust (photos)

African dust that has turned much of southern Greece and Crete into a landscape more akin to the planet Mars in the last few...

Lights Off in Greece for “Earth Hour”

The lights on Parthenon on the Acropolis Hill, the Greek Parliament and other Greek landmarks went out on Saturday night in observance of Earth...

Greek Campaigners Warn About ‘Harmful’ Herbicide

Greek environmentalists have blasted the government for giving American multinational Monsanto a five-year license to trade a controversial herbicide in the country. The decision to...

5 Greek Nominees for Top EU Environmental Award

Five Greek projects have been selected by the European Union to compete for the prestigious Natura 2000 award. The Greek nominees are among 25 finalists...

Bears Wake from Winter Sleep in Northern Greece

Spring is in the air and the waking of bears as they come out of their hibernation is a sign of the change of...

Volunteers Clear Plastic from Greek Beaches (video)

Greece is famous for its myriad golden beaches, but anti-garbage campaigners are mobilizing to sweep up a deluge of plastic which is ruining some...
Port of Chania, blurred by the African dust.

Veil of African Dust Covers Athens, Southern Greece (photos)

Meteorologists are warning that a veil of African dust that has settled over southern Greece since Sunday will remain in place until Tuesday. Images show...
Clean Seas

South Aegean Region Actively Promotes the UN Clean Seas Campaign (video)

The Regional Governor of the South Aegean region, George Hatzomarkos, has actively taken part in the United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) Clean Seas Campaign....

New Greek Diving Park to Offer Reefs, Shipwrecks to Explore

A project to create a new diving park in Crete, extending over an area of about 60,702 square meters (15 acres), has received official...

Greece Escapes Heavy Snows Seen in 2017

There was significantly less snow in Greece in early February compared with the same period in 2017, the meteo.gr service of the National Observatory...

Greek Shoppers Responding to Plastic Bag Tax

New laws obliging Greek retailers to charge for plastic carrier bags have caused a sharp decline in their use at supermarkets during the first...
Prasonisi, Rhodes

Prasonisi: Greek Island in Winter, Peninsula in Summer

  Rhodes, the biggest Greek island of the Dodecanese, is home to some stunning beaches, all of them with unique characteristics of their own. One...

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