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Greece Celebrates Epiphany Amid Coronavirus Surge

Greece and Hellenes around the world celebrated Epiphany, one of Christianity’s most important feasts, on Thursday, while employing the appropriate protection measures against the coronavirus. Greek Reporter was at the village of Limni in northern Evia where a procession through the...

2021 Fires in Greece Burned Almost Double the Area of NYC

The catastrophic 2021 fires in Greece burned an area almost twice the size of New York City, according to a report by the Meteo services of the National Observatory of Athens, released on Tuesday. According to the report, 84 forest...

The Whistled Greek Language “Sfyria” — and How it Could be Lost Forever

Residents of the mountainous village of Antia, on the idyllic island of Evia, Greece "speak" a unique whistling language called "Sfyria." The villagers of Antia use different whistled tones corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. By putting each whistled...

Photo of Woman From Evia Among TIME’s Best Photos of 2021

A moving photo of an elderly lady taken during the fires that devastated the island of Evia, Greece was chosen on Wednesday as one of the four Best Photos of 2021 by TIME magazine. Taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis of the SOOC...

Man Killed as Storm Ballos Batters Greece for Second Day

Greece's fire service announced on Friday that one person had been killed on the island of Evia after he was carried away by the rushing water during the storm that has affected Greece for a second consecutive day. The 70-year-old...

Floods Follow Catastrophic Fires in Greece’s Evia

The North Evia floods generated by the bad weather system "Athena" caused great destruction as they swept the fire-stricken North Evia

Lichadonisia: Experience the Mythical, Little-known Exotic Greek Islets

There is history and mythology abounding throughout Greece, and the exotic Greek islands of Lichadonisia are no exception. The enticing, magical tales of the creation of this island complex located northeast of Evia, in the North Evia Gulf, only adds...

When Princess Diana Flew to Greece For Her “Dear Friend”

On the anniversary of Princess Diana tragic death on August 31, 1997, we look back at the private visit Great Britain's "Queen of Hearts" made to Greece, just a year earlier. On September 18, 1996, Diana, the Princess of Wales,...

Tiny Village in Poland Stands in Solidarity with Evia Fire Victims

The community of Niedyszyna, a small village in Poland near Lodz, has expressed their solidarity with those who lost their homes and possessions in the catastrophic fires that blazed across Evia, Greece in August. The group sent a letter of...

New Fire Breaks Out at Vilia, West of Athens as Evia Blaze Still Burns

A major new fire broke out in in Vilia, west of Athens, where a large blaze had burned for six days last week, ravaging swaths of pristine pine forest, Greece’s fire service said in a new announcement on Monday. Shortly...