Western Greece Hit by 22,000 Ligthning Strikes in One Day

The Ionian Sea and Western Greece have been hit by 22,000 lightning strikes in a single day. According to the Meteo.gr weather website, the ZEUS...

Greece’s Labor Min Reports Job Losses Outnumber Jobs Added in July

For the second consecutive July, Greece saw more job losses than hires. According to the Labor Ministry’s Ergani database, there were 239,080 new hires throughout...

US State Department Welcomes Return of Greek Soldiers from Turkey

The U.S. State Department on Thursday welcomed the much-awaited release of the two Greek soldiers who were held in Turkey for 167 days without...

FT: Greece’s Brain Drain Hampering Recovery from Economic Crisis

The brain drain in Greece would make it very difficult for the country to recover from the economic crisis and return to normalcy, a...

New Study Indicates Santorini Volcano Erupted After 1600 BC

For decades, scientists have been trying to estimate the approximate time of the Thera (Santorini) volcano eruption that shaped the island and the surrounding...

How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

Athens Empties as Greeks Leave for Summer Vacation

With the approach of the Aug. 15 holiday, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the last wave of Athenians left the capital city for...

Greece Scales Back Military Cooperation with Turkey over Soldiers’ Imprisonment

Greece's military has reportedly suspended military cooperation with Turkey over the two Greek soldiers still in confinement in Edirne. In a report carried by Greek...

Greek Surgeon Invents 3D-Printed Instruments for Student Medics

Greek surgeon Petros Baggeas has invented printed three-dimensional surgical instruments with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties to be used by medical students. The printed tools were...

Perseid Meteor Storm to Light Up Greek Skies

The most spectacular summer shower of shooting stars, the Perseid meteor storm, will reach its peak on Monday at dawn and will be visible...

Greek Island Cat Shelter Offering Feline Lovers’ Dream Job

Cat lovers now have another reason to come to Greece, as a sanctuary on the island of Syros is offering a job to someone...

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