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Much of Greece at Increased Risk of Wildfires on Wednesday

Much of Greece is at a "very high" risk of wildfires on Wednesday, according to an announcement by government officials. Authorities stated that much of the mainland, including the regions of Attica, Evia, central Greece, and the Peloponnese are at...

Large Fire Breaks out Near Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi

  A large fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon near the ancient archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece. A total of 39 fire fighters with 13 vehicles, two groups of firefighters who are on foot, six aircraft and one firefighting...

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge: 15 Years of Changing the Economic Landscape of Greece (video)

When the Rio-Antirrio Bridge was opened on August 7, 2004, one week before the opening of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, it was predicted that this new connection would change the economic landscape in Greece. Fifteen years later, one...

Major Archaeological Discoveries Made in Neolithic Site in Central Greece

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday afternoon, regarding recent discoveries in a neolithic settlement that is located in Phthiotis region and dates back to 6,000 - 5,800 BC. The settlement, known to archaeologists as Koutroulou Magoula, from...

Police Hunt Down Bull Running Free in Downtown Lamia, Central Greece

A rather ...peculiar spectacle was viewed by people in the Greek city of Lamia on Friday morning, when a bull on the lam charged through city streets, reaching the city center of the Central Greece municipality. Amazed onlookers who saw the...

A 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Greece

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit the region of Aetolia-Acarnania in central Greece on Saturday evening at 18:08. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the tremor’s epicenter was 28 kilometers northwest of Agrinio, near Amfilochia, with a...

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Rattles Central Greece

A magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale earthquake hit southwest of Itea in Central Greece at 12:46 PM local time (10:46 UTC) on Saturday. The epicenter was 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of the town of Itea in Sterea Ellada...

More Flash Flooding in Central Greece as the Spercheios River Overflows

On Friday the two villages of Styrfaka and Lygaria near Lamia in Central Greece, experienced flash flooding when heavy rains with a long duration in the area caused the Spercheios river to overflow. Over the last two weeks the area...