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Six “Must Visit” Archaeological Sites Near Athens

Greece is full of some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, such as the Acropolis, Mycenae, and Knossos. There are so very many sites around the nation just like there are many amazing sites in the...

Thorikos, Oldest Known Theater in the World Lies Abandoned in Greece

Thorikos, north of the ancient mining town of Lavrio, is an an archaeological site where the oldest known theater in existence still stands.

Stunning New Documentary Explores Underwater Lavrio Mines

A new documentary about the ancient Lavrio mines, which were so rich in minerals that their exploitation made possible the rise of Athens as a naval power, shows the labyrinth of underwater tunnels in their now-flooded shafts. Greek scuba divers...

Fire at Villia, West of Athens, Rages for Second Day

The fire that broke out on Monday in the area of Villia, west of Athens, is still raging on Tuesday despite the overnight efforts of hundreds of firefighters to contain the blaze. Five more communities - Thea, Panorama, Palaiohori, Paliokoundoura...

Nightmare Returns as Two Fires Burn Near Athens

Firefighters continue to battle two separate wildfires near Athens on Monday in a situation reminiscent of the catastrophic fires earlier in the month in Attica, Evia and the Peloponnese. Near the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, dozens of firefighters...

Huge Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, South of Athens

A wildfire broke out on Monday near the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, forcing the Fire Service to order the evacuation of a nearby village. The fire is burning vegetation and is threatening the village of Markati. Residents are...

Ancient Greek Town Lavrio to Host New Microsoft Data Center

Reports say that the ancient town of Lavrio in southeast Attica will be home to a Microsoft Data Center as part of the tech giant's one billion euro ($1.17 billion) investment in Greece which was announced in early October. During...

Large Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, Southeast of Athens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out on Thursday south of the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens. The fire has led to the evacuation of nearby villages, consisting mainly of vacation homes, as well as a...

New Ferry Service Connects Mainland Greece with Turkey (video)

Ferry services between Smyrna's (Izmir) Cesme district and the Lavrio port, near Athens began Sunday with a special ceremony at the Turkish Port. It is the first time that the Turkish and Greek mainlands will be connected by ferry, something...

Wildfire Southeast of Athens Leads to Refugee Camp Evacuation

Firefighters are battling Thursday to contain a wildfire which broke out near an arms factory near the town of Lavrio, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Athens. The fire service says the blaze is not directly threatening the arms...