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This Town Could Die from the Russian Import Embargo to Greece

A long-lasting Russian embargo on Greek fur products could destroy the beautiful town of Kastoria, an international centre of fur trade in Northern Greece. "The town's economy depends on Russian clients who buy 80% of its production," warns the Greek Furriers Association in a letter to the Greek...

Two Brown Bears Shot Dead Near Greek-Albanian Borders

  On Tuesday, animal rights activists found a female brown bear and her cub shot, in a wooded area in Kastoria near the Greek-Albanian border. Arcturos the northern Greece-based bear conservation group, was informed by police after the discovery of the...

Northern Greece: Schools Closed Due to Cold & No Heating

Local authorities of Naoussa and Florina, decided to postpone the function of all school units in these two municipalities. And here comes the reason: the shortage in heating subsidies along with the cold weather and low temperatures led the Mayors...

2nd Medieval Byzantine Festival Begins In Kastoria

The 2nd Medieval Byzantine Festival named Alexiada, will begin in Kastoria under the auspices of the municipality of Kastoria and the citizens who contributed to the organization of the festival, which will start on August 22. The festival will start...

Skiathos Island Attracts Russian Investors

The Greek island of Skiathos, located in the northwest Aegean Sea, attracts Russian investors. According to sources, investors from Russia visited Skiathos in May, discreetly seeking vast tracts of land. The investors in question visited Skiathos on a private jet...

7270-year-old Tablet Found in Kastoria Calls into Question History of Writing

Back in 1993, in a Neolithic lakeshore settlement that occupied an artificial island near the modern village of Dispilio on Lake Kastoria in the Kastoria Prefecture, professor George Hourmouziadis and his team unearthed the Dispilio Tablet (also known as...

22-Year-Old Female Student Gruesomely Murdered in Kastoria by Jealous Boyfriend

Relatives and friends of the unfortunate 22-year-old student Adrianna Gardikioti, who has been murdered by her 35-year-old boyfriend Stathis Efstathiou in Kastoria, are still unable to believe Andrianna is gone in such a horrific way. The girl was a student...