Tsipras and Goldammer Meet to Discuss Attica Fires and Global Threats of Fire Outbreaks

On Thursday, the director of the Global Fire Observation Center, Johann Georg Goldammer, met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Goldammer is leading the independent investigation...

Greek Island of Tilos Goes Green, Harnesses ‘Smart Energy’

A Greek island is leading the way in environmentally-friendly energy as it prepares to roll out a network of advanced wind and solar power...

Fire Warnings Issued for Mainland Greece, Greek Islands

There is a very high (category four) fire risk for Sunday for many parts of Greece, the country's civil protection service has warned. The General...

Greek Beach on Skiathos in Danger of Losing its Unique Pebbles

Lalaria Beach on Skiathos island, famous for its big, white pebbles, is at risk of losing its unique character as visitors insist on taking...

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...

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