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Migrating Birds That Travel 4,000 Miles to Greece Threatened by Extinction

Migrating birds, Aproparis, journey 4000 miles from Africa to Greece to be threatened by immediate extinction by harsh travel, poisoning

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus.

Vikos Gorge: The Greek Grand Canyon

The Vikos Gorge is known as the "Greek Grand Canyon" because of its dizzying cliffs and stunning heights.

Historic City of Ioannina, Greece Marks Anniversary of Liberation

Τhe historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus in north-western Greece marks February 21 as the day of liberation from the Ottoman Empire. The city, which endured centuries of Ottoman rule until 1913, celebrates the union with Greece every...

Greece Nominates Zagori for UNESCO Cultural Landscape Status

Greece has nominated the region of Zagori, in Epirus to be designated by UNESCO as a world cultural landscape on Wednesday. Zagori is an awe-inspiring natural landscape with an incredibly well-preserved network of 46 villages, featuring national parks, a monastery,...

Epirus Trail: The Greek Mountain Adventure of Culture, History, and Beauty

The Epirus Trail which boasts an initial length of 370 km (230 miles), is a mountain adventure that crosses Epirus, from Mount Grammos to the Tzoumerka mountain range. The longest hiking trail in Greece started taking shape in 2015, thanks...

Greece Bans All Construction on Six Pristine Mountains

Greece has decided to ban all construction on six 'pristine mountains' in order to stop the overexploitation of the environment of recent years

Ioannina: A Romantic Weekend Getaway to the Magical Capital of Epirus

Visiting Athens is the perfect excuse to take a short drive to Ioannina, the capital of Epirus. Is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Metsovo: The Greek Winter Gem of Lakes, Forests and Ski Resorts

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, it ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter...

Intense Storms Cause Flooding, Bridge Collapse in Western Greece

Greece is facing severe weather this weekend causing widespread flooding and serious infrastructure damage in the western parts of the country. The intense weather phenomena hit particularly hard Epirus and Thessaly, however, they also affected Etoloakarnania, Achaia and the Ionian...