Kastoria

Huge Blast Levels Hotel in Greece’s Kastoria

A huge blast destroyed a hotel in Kastoria, northern Greece, early Thursday morning. No injuries have been reported. The blast, which occurred at 1:30 a.m., brought down the three-story building, scattering fragments of glass and metal objects in a radius...

Culling of Thousands of Coronavirus-Infected Minks Begins in Kozani, Greece

The procedure to cull a total of 2,500 thousand minks began in Greece's northern city of Kozani on Saturday. All 2,500 minks had contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The infected mink population is located in the village of Kaloneri of...

Greece Breaks Covid-19 Records with 865 Cases as Younger People Lead New Infections

A shocking 865 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country on Wednesday, along with six deaths in those who had suffered with the virus. This is by far the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Greece in a...

Giant Mushroom Found on Greek Mountain in Western Macedonia

While spending his August holiday exploring the forests around Mount Voio, located in the Western Macedonian region of Kastoria, Michalis Lalos came across a mushroom unlike any found in the supermarket. The gargantuan fungus weighed 8.15 kg (nearly 18...

Family of Bears Roams Deserted Streets of Greek City

A mother bear and at least two cubs were spotted roaming the streets of Kastoria, in northern Greece on Tuesday evening as the town continues nearly deserted after the coronavirus restrictions were imposed on the country. The region of Kastoria...

Coronavirus Death Toll in Greece Rises to Six

Greek health authorities announced on Thursday that a 70-year-old male died from yjr Covid-19 coronavirus infection in the northern town of Kastoria. This is the sixth victim of the pandemic in Greece. On Wednesday, Greek authorities confirmed thirty-one new diagnosed cases...

Two Greek Villages Go Into Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Cases

Two villages in the region of Kozani, northern Greece, went on lockdown after authorities discovered an above-average number of coronavirus cases there. The villages of Damaskinia and Dragassia in the Voio municipality, will be closed off from the rest of...

Desperate Rescue of Trapped Birds on Frozen Lake Kastoria

Volunteers from the Kastoria Environmental Protection Society have been trying desperately over the last several days to rescue birds trapped in the ice of Kastoria's frozen lake. Due to the extremely low temperatures experienced during the last week, Kastoria Lake froze...

The Majestic Beauty of Frozen Kastoria Lake

 Kastoria lake in northern Greece froze solid on Wednesday, a result of the sub-zero temperatures which descended on many areas across the nation of Greece for the past several days. The lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful...

The Hellenic Initiative Australia Upgrades Pediatric Facilities in Greece

  The Hellenic Initiative Australia has upgraded two Pediatric Trauma Centers in Kastoria and Ioannina, in northwestern Greece, through a new partnership with Pediatric Trauma Care (Pedtrauma). The $48,000 grant to Pedtrauma covered the purchase of key medical equipment for the...