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...

Campaign to Protect Rare Colony of Seahorses in Northern Greece (Video)

A new campaign has been initiated to keep fishing boats from a dedicated area to protect a rare colony of seahorses in the waters...

‘Blue Flags’ Removed from 38 Greek Beaches

Thirty-eight beaches in Greece were removed from the prestigious "blue-flag" program, judged to have failed in meeting the strict criteria. The blue-flag, the most recognizable...

Fires Burnt More than 1,260 Hectares in East Attica

Detailed maps showing the extent of the burnt areas in eastern Attica were released on Monday, by the forest fires monitoring centre at the...

Giant Mushroom Discovered on Greece’s Crete (photos)

A massive mushroom weighting 3.9 kg (8.6 pounds) has been discovered near a mountain top on the Greek island of Crete. Experts say that it...

Greek-American Students Clean up Attica Beach

Greek-American students on Saturday conducted an underwater and beach clean-up operation at a popular Saronida beach, southeast of Athens. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency,...

Monster Catfish Caught in Greek Lake (photos)

Greek fishermen have caught a colossal 185-pound (83 kilogram) wels catfish at Lake Polyfytos, near Kozani, northern Greece. Professional fishermen Nikos Kourtidis and Haris Bountios,...

Greece’s Corfu Wallows in Trash Amid Violence over Garbage Site

The authorities on Corfu have started collecting the mounds of trash which have been piling up for weeks on the island after residents near dumping grounds...

Greek Beaches Clear of 2017 Saronic Oil Spill, Tests Show

Tests have revealed that the waters of Greece's Saronic Gulf are free of pollutants following last year's Agia Zoni II oil spill, local authorities...

Garbage Piles Up on the Streets of Athens

Sacks of garbage piled high on the sidewalks of Athens have started spewing out onto the streets after a part of the capital's main...

Idyllic Lake only 30 km from the Heart of Athens

The Attica Regional Council (ARC) has approved €380,000 for the rehabilitation and promotion of the route to Kithara (Guitar) Lake in the former royal...

Drones, Satellites Help Greek Researchers Tackle Plastic Pollution

Researchers from the University of the Aegean have developed an innovative experiment off the coast of Lesvos to tackle one of the biggest environmental...

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