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Census in Greece: Population Shrinks by 3.5 Percent to 10,432,481

The population in Greece has shrunk by 3.5 percent during the last decade according to the census published on Tuesday by the Greek Statistical Service (ELSTAT). According to the preliminary data of the country-wide census of 2021, the current population...

Six “Must Visit” Archaeological Sites Near Athens

Greece is full of some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, such as the Acropolis, Mycenae, and Knossos. There are so very many sites around the nation just like there are many amazing sites in the...

The Tiny Islet in Greece That Has Its Own Natural Pool

A tiny islet off the coast of Attica near the Kaki Thalassa area has such a shape that it gives the impression it features a swimming pool.

The Ancient Greek Treasure of the Amphiareion of Oropos

The Amphiareion of Oropos in East Attica with its temple and theater, is one of the lesser-known treasures of Greek antiquity.

COVID-19: Number of Cases, Deaths Stabilizes in Greece

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Greece seems to stabilize below the high figures of last week. On Saturday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 16,023 new cases and 72 deaths, while 567 patients are intubated....

Extreme Weather to Hit Greece This Weekend

Greece is expected to face severe weather over the weekend, with heavy rains and strong winds that will reach their peak on Saturday, December 11. The country's National Meteorological Service upgraded a weather warning issued on Thursday to an "alarm"...

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Athens

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens at 3:53 PM local time on Monday. The quake was felt throughout the region of Attica. According to the National Observatory of Athens, the epicenter was around 10 km (6 miles) northeast of the Greek...

Nightmare Returns as Two Fires Burn Near Athens

Firefighters continue to battle two separate wildfires near Athens on Monday in a situation reminiscent of the catastrophic fires earlier in the month in Attica, Evia and the Peloponnese. Near the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, dozens of firefighters...

Huge Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, South of Athens

A wildfire broke out on Monday near the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, forcing the Fire Service to order the evacuation of a nearby village. The fire is burning vegetation and is threatening the village of Markati. Residents are...

Evia Fires: The Largest Environmental Catastrophe of Greece

The environmental devastation from the fires in northern Evia is huge, according to the National Observatory of Athens.