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Snow, Sandstorm Hit Greece in a Single Day (photos)

The weather split Greece into two halves on Thursday as the north experienced heavy snowfall, whereas a sandstorm and mini-heatwave hit the south and...

Greek-Designed Aircraft Takes Off (video)

A two-seat airplane made in Florina, northern Greece -- a labor of love for a retired Greek policeman turned designer -- is ready for...

Border Police ‘Lay Down the Law’ for Albanian …Herb Tea Smugglers

Border police in Florina and Kastoria have arrested more than seven Albanian nationals in the last month for illegal smuggling in the Prespes region,...

Poison Possible Culprit in Death of Brown Bear Found Near Florina

A brown bear was discovered dead in the outskirts of Florina, in northern Greece on Tuesday. A veterinarian is examining how the brown bear, a protected...

Low Temperatures Send Bears at Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio into Hibernation

The bears in the Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio, Florina, have started  hibernating because the very low temperatures and the snow alerted their biological clock. "The oldest...

‘Those Who Cannot Pay Security Contributions Can Move to Bulgaria,’ Says Security Fund President

"Those who cannot afford to pay their security fund contributions, they can take their families and move to Bulgaria," said the President of Freelance...

Prokopis Pavlopoulos Sends a Message of Unity and Humanity From Florina

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that the only globalization that had any real meaning in our times was not economic but one of humanism...

Used to Human Care, Patrick the Orphaned Bear Returns to Arktouros’ Refuge After One...

Familiarity with humans didn’t help a young orphaned bear rehabilitate in the wild which chose instead to return to its carers at the wildlife...

Patrick the Βear Released into the Wild After a Year in Human Care

An orphaned young bear which was rescued in the mountains of Florina in northwestern Macedonia on March 2015 was released back into the wild...

Protesting Greek Farmers Leave Athens and Return to Roadblocks

Greek farmers have left Athens after massive protest rallies outside the Greek Parliament during the weekend and returned to the roadblocks on national highways...

Nature Wins over Nurture for Brown Bears Trading Zoo Life for Arktouros Shelter

Despite spending a lifetime in captivity in Thessaloniki's zoo, the brown bears Sasha and Alexandra have managed to adapt beautifully to a life closer...

Tax Inspectors Verbally Abused at Greek Fair for Imposing Fine on Merchant

Tensions rose at a fair in the area of Florina in Macedonia, Greece when tax inspectors imposed a fine on a merchant who was selling their product at...

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