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Bear Cub Found Dead Near Florina, Greece

A male bear cub weighing 40 kilograms (88 pounds) was found dead by passing drivers at the 29th kilometer of the Amynteo-Florina road in West Macedonia, northern Greece on Friday. Florina's Emergency Response Team, responsible for the management of wildlife...

Greek Volunteers Rescue Trapped Wolf in Dramatic Operation

Volunteers from Greece's animal welfare organization ''ARCTUROS'' launched an operation recently to save a trapped female wolf from a house's iron fence in a village near Thessaloniki. The unfortunate, petrified animal had most likely been chased by dogs and became...

Freezing Temperatures Ahead as Siberian Cold Expected to Sweep Across Europe

The currently unseasonably warm and sunny weather prevailing across Greece is expected to be followed by extremely cold temperatures which will make thermometers nosedive down to 18°C in the space of a few hours, beginning on Tuesday night. According to the...

Rita Wilson Thanks Greece for Granting Tom Hanks Honorary Greek Citizenship

American actress and singer Rita Wilson thanked Greece on Friday for granting honorary citizenship to her husband Tom Hanks, earlier in December 2019. Wilson expressed her gratitude to the country of her ancestors in a post on Instagram, saying ''Thank...

The City of Florina: Northern Greece's Hidden Winter Fairyland

Florina is Greece's northwesternmost city, with a population of approximately 20,000 people who live in the town itself and 15,000 more in its outskirts. What makes Florina unique, however, is not just its remote and mountainous geographic position, but...

Gold Mask, Bronze Helmets Uncovered at Ancient Cemetery of Macedonian Warriors

Archaeologists in northern Greece have uncovered a gold mask and bronze helmets from a vast ancient cemetery at Ahlada, near the town of Florina. In a statement Friday, the Culture Ministry said the most impressive finds came from the graves...

Prespes Border Crossing Between Greece and North Macedonia Reopens After 52 Years

The Greek parliament will ratify the decision to reopen the border crossing in the region of the Prespes Lakes between Greece and North Macedonia next week. The landmark decision was announced by Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou in a Wednesday...

Record Low Temperatures Recorded in Florina, Northern Greece (video)

Freezing temperatures prevailed over several parts of Greece on Tuesday morning, according to the Meteo station of the National Observatory of Athens. Highway traffic, rail and bus services were disrupted across northern Greece, where an all-time record low of -23...