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Rare Chance for a White Christmas in Athens

A white Christmas this year in Athens? It could happen. The National Observatory of Athens has just published new meteorological data about the times Athens experienced white Christmases. Its findings show that despite being a rare phenomenon, Athenians could definitely once...

Fairy Tale Scenes of Snow-Covered Florina Go Viral

This year, the winter seemed to rush to visit Greece. In the last few days, the country saw temperatures well below the freezing point, and mountainous towns and villages, as well as the lowlands of the northern Greece, saw...

Allergic Reaction to Antibiotic Kills 5-year-old Girl in Florina

In the village of Variko in Florina, a 5-year-old girl has died following being prescribed an antibiotic by a private doctor to combat a fever. The little girl reportedly had an allergic reaction to the prescribed antibiotic on Tuesday evening,...

Family of Bears Seek Refuge in Greek Village (video)

Greek forestry officials and animal welfare specialists removed a bear and her two newborn cubs from an abandoned house where they had found refuge near Florina, in the north of the country. Residents of the mountainous village of Drosopigi alerted...

First Tesla 3 Road Accident in Greece

The first Tesla Model 3 road accident outside the United States occurred in Greece, as the car was in Autopilot and hit a road barrier outside of Florina, in northern Greece. According to Newsauto.gr website, the Tesla Model 3 driver, You You...

Snow, Sandstorm Hit Greece in a Single Day (photos)

The weather split Greece into two halves on Thursday as the north experienced heavy snowfall, whereas a sandstorm and mini-heatwave hit the south and in particular the island of Crete. The contrast in the weather was predicted by a Greek...

Greek-Designed Aircraft Takes Off (video)

A two-seat airplane made in Florina, northern Greece -- a labor of love for a retired Greek policeman turned designer -- is ready for the market This is the third aircraft designed and made by Giorgos Iliopoulos, according to the...

Border Police 'Lay Down the Law' for Albanian …Herb Tea Smugglers

Border police in Florina and Kastoria have arrested more than seven Albanian nationals in the last month for illegal smuggling in the Prespes region, confiscating more than 200 kilos of contraband goods. Instead of the usual drugs or cigarettes,...

Poison Possible Culprit in Death of Brown Bear Found Near Florina

A brown bear was discovered dead in the outskirts of Florina, in northern Greece on Tuesday. A veterinarian is examining how the brown bear, a protected species, died just a day after the authorities were alerted to a bear being spotted near...

Low Temperatures Send Bears at Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio into Hibernation

The bears in the Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio, Florina, have started  hibernating because the very low temperatures and the snow alerted their biological clock. "The oldest bears first went to sleep followed by the younger ones who had come from the...