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Greece Gears Up for the Return of Historic Rally Acropolis

Greece is gearing up for Rally Acropolis, part of the World Rally Championship (WRC), which begins on Thursday, eight years after it was last held in the country. Greece discontinued the rally due to financial problems, caused by the decade-long...

Lamia, the Man-devouring Goddess of Greek Mythology

Lamia, one of the lesser-known demons in Greek mythology, is a bit of a shapeshifter, known as a man-eating monster.

Ianos: Floods in Lamia, Train Routes Cut, Extreme Weather Warnings Through the Weekend

The "medicane" Ianos, a rare, hurricane-like storm in the Mediterranean, has brought gale-force winds and flooding to Western Greece and the Ionian islands, and is slowly making its way to the central and southern parts of the country, as...

Athens-Lamia Highway Shuts Down Due to Heavy Snowfall

The Athens-Lamia Highway shut down completely for approximately five hours on Monday afternoon due to heavy snowfall. The highway is the main artery which connects the city of Athens with Lamia and then continues all the way north up to...

Reckless Driver in Greece Kills Teenager on Bicycle, Injures Another

A reckless driver in Karavomylos, a village near Lamia in Central Greece, hit a 14-year-old boy and another teenager on bicycles, with the first succumbing to his injuries at the hospital and the other sustaining only slight wounds from...

Lamia Court Upholds Conviction for Murderer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos

The court of Lamia ruled on Monday that the conviction and 13-year sentence for Epaminondas Korkoneas, the police special guard who killed 15-year-old protester Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, should be upheld. The Lamia Court of Appeals unanimously found Korkoneas guilty of...

Police Hunt Down Bull Running Free in Downtown Lamia, Central Greece

A rather ...peculiar spectacle was viewed by people in the Greek city of Lamia on Friday morning, when a bull on the lam charged through city streets, reaching the city center of the Central Greece municipality. Amazed onlookers who saw the...

Raging Wildfire Threatens Village in Central Greece (video)

Emergency services evacuated a village near the city of Lamia, in central Greece, on Wednesday, as a large wildfire threatens to engulf the settlement. According to local site lamianow, the fire is burning dry grassland, and low growth outside the...

Rare Giant Carnivorus Bug Found in Greece

Lamia residents and authorities are alarmed after a rare, giant bug was seen outside the City Hall. Authorities called the animal lovers society for information on the bug that was seen for the first time in the area. As it turns...

1 Dead, 2 Injured as Train Collides with Car near Greece's Lamia

One woman is dead and two others are seriously injured after a train crashed into a car in Kato Tithorea town near Central Greece's city of Lamia. The crash occurred early morning on Thursday. The car was found about 1...