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Greece Vows to Wage War Against Plastic Pollution

The Greek government announced a campaign on Wednesday to tackle pollution from plastics, and promised to completely ban single-use plastics by June of 2021. "Thirty-nine tons of plastic waste end up in the sea in Greece (every day) and a...

Gigantic Squid Washed Ashore in Peloponnese [video]

Residents of Katakolo in the municipality of Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece , were surprised to find a gigantic squid that had washed ashore. The unusual finding attracted the attention of residents who rushed to take photographs and videos. According to local...

Record Number of Drownings in Greece in 2014

According to latest official data from the Greek Coast Guard, 150 people drowned in Greece from June 1 until July 27. This is a record number considering that during the same period last year, 101 deaths from drowning were...

Greek Seas Among Cleanest in Europe

This year’s European Environment Agency's report on the cleanliness of European bathing waters, reaffirms the excellent bathing water quality in Greece. The report was released on May 21 in Brussels. According to the report, the Greek bathing waters rank fifth...