Greece Looks to Ban Plastic Bottles, Bags, Packaging in 2021

Greece will look to end the use of single-use plastics by July 1, 2021, according to Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. Hatzidakis made the...

Lockdown Helps Remarkable Recovery of Fish Stocks in Greek Seas

Greek scientists say that the fish population in the Aegean and Ionian Seas has shown a remarkable recovery perhaps not seen for a quarter...

Greek Scientists Record Alien Fish Species in Aegean, Ionian Seas

By Daniel Harper Greek scientists have recently launched an attempt to record the actual number of alien fish species from the Red Sea which have...

Greek Beaches Second in the World, Racking Up 500 Blue Flag Awards

Greece is the number two country worldwide for the number of its Blue Flag beaches, according to the environmental group The Hellenic Society for the...

Two Greek Cities Earn European Award for Safe Walking and Cycling Paths

The Greek cities of Karditsa and Rethymnno, situated in central Greece and on Crete, respectively, have won first and second place in competitions for...

Greeks Return to the Beaches Amidst Record High Temperatures

Beaches across Greece have flooded with people again on Sunday, on the third day of the heatwave that had meteorologists perplexed over how early...

Unseasonal Heat Wave Expected in Greece

Unseasonal temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) are expected early in the coming week in Greece, while southern winds will bring dust from...
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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes South of Crete Causing Mini Tsunami

An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit the sea area south of Crete on Saturday afternoon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens,...

What’s Up With Greece’s Weather? Scientists Find Huge Spike in Severe Phenomena

Photo credit: AMNA Greek scientists said on Monday that the number of severe weather events in the country was approximately 40 percent higher in 2019...

Scientists Use Satellites to Detect Plastic in the Greek Seas

Scientists from Greece and the UK developed a new technique to detect patches of floating plastic in the marine environment using satellites. Writing in the...

Mykonos Island Sunset Offers Ray of Hope During Quiet Eastertime

As the citizens of Greece and most other nations across the globe continue to be stuck at home (or "safe at home" as some...

The Quiet Earth: Seismic Noise in Greece Has Fallen Tenfold Since Lockdown

A study by Greek experts on "seismic noise" in the country since the imposition of the severe restrictions on movement this Spring has shown...

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