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Athens and Surrounding Prefectures Wake up to Snow Blanketed Cities (Video)

A white Christmas came late for residents of Athens who woke up Tuesday morning to a snow blanketed city. Although the cold and snowy weather made commuting difficult and dangerous throughout much of Athens and the surrounding islands as overnight...

A Hotel on Evia Provides Accommodations, Education and a Glimpse of Normalcy for Refugees [video]

To date there are over 60,000 migrants stranded in Greece as bordering EU countries have closed their borders and in efforts to help provide shelter for asylum seekers, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has initiated a program in which...

1940s-Styled OXI Day Parade With Mules Carrying Supplies to the Frontlines [photos + video]

Karystos, a small coastal town on the island of Evia, celebrated the Greek public holiday of October 28, 1940, in its own special way with a unique parade like no other. The event, transported onlookers back decades to another...

The Prehistoric Jungle of Northern Evia

A small jungle with hyenas, rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, antelopes, apes and also saber toothed tigers that lived 7 million years ago in the mountainous region of Kerasia in northern Evia are expected to be discovered by a team of scientists...

President Pavlopoulos Sends Message of Unity From Evia

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who is visiting the Lake in Evia, that has suffered severe damages from a recent fire, sent a strong message of unity on Friday. "This place teaches us a lot. The people here express optimism and...

Town of Karystos on Evia Island Sees More Wildfires, Houses Burned, Neighboring Village Evacuated (video)

On Saturday residents of Evia island and specifically the town of Karystos on the island had to once again contend with wildfires. Fire broke out at 8:05 a.m. local time in a woodland in the Karystos area. The operational center of the...

New Fires on the Greek Island of Evia (video)

Destructive fires raged for the third time in two weeks on Evia, Greece's second largest island. Two major forest fires broke out in the early morning hours on Tuesday in Karystos and Kymi. The fire on Karystos broke out at 1:40 am in...

Greek Fire Department Combats 1,500 Fire Fronts Every Year

A recent report, brought together by the deputy commander of the Greek Fire Service, Adrianos Gourbatsis, revealed that 1.6 million hectares of land was burned in Greece between 1981 and 2014. The average expanse of land burned annually is...

Greek Island Declares State of Emergency Due to Fires

Fires have been raging on the Greek island of Evia for the last three days. The Limni area in northern Evia is in a state of emergency, while the fire department is battling a double front. At the moment,...

Civil Protection Warns of High Risk of Wild Fires

According to the General Secretary of Civil Protection, the areas of Attica, Evia, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Crete and islands in the South Aegean are at high risk of wildfires breaking out. The Civil Protection warning was issued Friday. The General Secretary...