Civil Protection Issues Weather Warnings Throughout Greece as Athens Welcomes Snowfall

Thursday Greeks in Athens woke up to the surrounding Parnitha and Ymmitos mountains covered with snow from top to bottom -- something that is a...

Campaign for Appliance Recycling

The Appliance Recycling launched its new TV spot on Sept. 4 trying to get Greeks, who often throw their rubbish in recycling bins, to...

Kalymnos to Jazz up Annual Rock Climbing Festival on Oct. 10-11

Traditionally known as the sponge-divers' island and famous for its beautiful seabed, the island of Kalymnos, Greece , has in recent years also established...

Greek Island of Crete Hit by Earthquake in the Aegean Sea

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the richter scale hit the Southern Aegean sea, just north of the Greek island of Crete, on Tuesday afternoon. The centre of the earthquake...

25% Less Fires in Greece in 2014

As summer is coming to an end, the first estimates of the Hellenic Fire Department (HFD) is that the number of forest fires in...

Greek Court Rules for 2007 Ileia Fire Disaster

On Tuesday, a Patras Misdemeanors Appeals Court handed down prison sentences amounting to 77 years, merged to 40 years, to four defendants standing trial...

Emergency Measures Unveiled to Combat Smog over Greek Cities

According to the newspaper Kathimerini, a set of emergency measures were announced by the government on Thursday to combat smog from fireplaces in a...

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Greece Causing Damage, Flooding (video)

Mid-morning on Saturday the skies of Athens turned grey as a major storm front hit the city and surrounding suburbs. Heavy rain, lightning and thunder continued...

Wildfires Spread Across Greece

At least six wildfires broke out across Greece on Friday, July 17. The first large-scale fire occurred in Laconia, Peloponnese, where firefighters are still...

Hypothermia Kills Migrant in Northern Greece as Refugee Camps Brace for More Cold Weather

On Tuesday an Afghan man's body was found in a field near the Greek border town of Didymoteicho in northern Greece. The man was a...

Thessaloniki Praised by Suddeutsche Zeitung

German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung refers to Thessaloniki's renovated waterfront, noting that the city's inhabitants are re-learning their city and falling in love with it...

Limassol Welcomes Peace Boat

Within the framework of a nuclear weapons awareness effort, the Peace Boat docked in Limassol on August 15. According to the Limassol Municipality announcement, the...

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