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Number of Forest Fires in Greece Rises Dramatically in 2022

There has already been a marked increase in the number of forest fires in Greece in the first three months of 2022, the National Observatory of Athens released on Thursday. The worrying figure indicates that the country may face even...

Dramatic Sea Smoke Blankets Cycladic Islands in Greece

Residents and visitors to the Cycladic Islands in Greece woke up to a dramatic sight on Friday morning, as dense fog, called "sea smoke," blanketed the islands. The phenomenon occurs when very cold air moves over very warm water. Often,...

The Greek Who Brought Medical Animation to the Country

Greece's budding medical animation field owes its existence to Manolis Babatsikos. At a time when many Greeks were leaving the country for more opportunities, the 33-year-old left his job abroad at entertainment giant Warner Bros. and moved back home in...

Greece Calls for the Suspension of EU-Turkey Customs Union in Diplomatic Offensive

Greece has asked the European Union to examine the possibility of fully suspending its customs union with Turkey, as Athens launched a new diplomatic offensive against Turkey’s repeated and ongoing provocations in the Mediterranean. In a letter to the European...

Greece Launches Diplomatic Push Against Turkey

Greece launched on Monday a new diplomatic offensive against Turkey's repeated and ongoing provocations in the Mediterranean, by writing to the EU, the UN Secretary General, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Official complaints will also be lodged against Turkey...

Dramatic Waterspouts Appear Off Greek Coast After Tuesday's Severe Storms

After unexpected rain storms slammed into the country early Tuesday morning, sharp-eyed weatherspotters were able to capture waterspouts which formed near the island of Thasos and the northern Greek region of Chalkidiki. https://www.facebook.com/meteology/videos/2036007903196138 The impressive weather phenomena are simply columns of wind...

Erdogan Says He's Open to Diplomatic Talks with Greece after Withdrawing Research Vessel

After Friday prayers, President Erdogan expressed his willingness to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis personally or over video call to discuss de-escalation of tensions in the Mediterranean, according to reports in the Turkish press today. Currently, the Turkish...

Dramatic Nighttime Rescue at Sea off Greece's Kefalonia Captured on Video

A helicopter from the Hellenic Air Force saved two swimmers, one of whom was a rescuer, off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Friday. Intense winds and rough seas threatened the lives of the two swimmers,...

Dramatic Scenes as Greek Ferry Saves 4-Year-Old Adrift at Sea

A passing Greek ferry rescued a small child that was floating adrift in the open sea near the port of Rio, east of the city of Patras, on Monday. "She was in a state of shock. She was clinging on...

PM Mitsotakis: "The Challenge is to Make Mati Much Better Than Before"

  Visiting the seaside town of Mati in Attica on Thursday, two years after the devastating wildfire that gutted the verdant suburb, leaving 102 dead and many homeless, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the main challenge facing his government...

WHO Clarifies Statement Regarding "Rare" Asymptomatic Spread of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization announced on Monday it that it believed that the spread of the coronavirus from individuals who do not have symptoms of the virus is "rare." Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on COVID-19, said at...

Dramatic Rescue of Bear Cub Caught on Camera in Northern Greece

Animal welfare workers saved the life of a bear cub on Tuesday in northern Greece by rescuing the animal and reuniting him with his mother. The incident was caught on camera by members of the well-known Arcturos animal rehabilitation organization...

Mock Dogfight Between Greek, Turkish Jets Captured in Dramatic Video

A video showing Greek fighter jets intercepting two Turkish F-16's which had violated the country's airspace over the Aegean was leaked to the media on Tuesday. The incident, filmed from the cockpit of a Hellenic Air Force Mirage jet, was...

Greek Volunteers Rescue Trapped Wolf in Dramatic Operation

Volunteers from Greece's animal welfare organization ''ARCTUROS'' launched an operation recently to save a trapped female wolf from a house's iron fence in a village near Thessaloniki. The unfortunate, petrified animal had most likely been chased by dogs and became...

Athens Intensifies Diplomatic Moves Ahead of Crucial Berlin Conference on Libya

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on Saturday on the phone with the President of the European Council Charles Michel at the latter's initiative and with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the issue of Libya. According to...