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Cold Front “Medea” Approaches Athens, Leaves Northern Greece Snowy

After touching down in northern Greece on Saturday, the cold front Medea has continued to bring down temperatures across the country on Sunday. The cold front, which has blanketed much of northern Greece in snow, originated as cold masses of...

Epidemiologist Tsiodras Calls for More Facemask Use, Says Virus Spread "Impossible to Control"

As the number of new confirmed coronavirus infections rose well above 1,000 for the first time since the pandemic began in Greece on Tuesday, infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras called on his fellow citizens to avoid mass gatherings and...

Greek Immigrants Return to Form a Nation After Defending Homeland in Balkan Wars

In a live-streamed presentation for the historical society of Schenectady New York on Thursday evening, Peter S. Giakoumis, author of the book "The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913" presented a little-known aspect of the...

Record 372 Coronavirus Cases in Greece; Emergency Partial Lockdowns

A record 372 cases of the coronavirus were announced by Greek officials on Thursday, along with one death in a victim with the virus. This is the highest number of cases recorded in the country in a 24-hour-period since the...

The Fascinating History of Thessaloniki's Iconic White Tower

Residents of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, often use its White Tower as a point of reference when giving directions in the beautiful seaside city. That's because the tower is by far Thessaloniki's most iconic monument. The ancient city, located...

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...

Greek Businesses Unite to Further Interests in North Macedonia

Sixteen large Greek companies that operate in North Macedonia have recently launched the Association of Greek Businesses in North Macedonia based in country's capital city, Skopje. The founders include representatives from Stopanska Banka, EDS, Usje and Intrakat. Elected president Aris Vlachos...

Rare Spring Snow Blankets Large Parts of Northern Greece

Millions of Greeks from the northern parts of the country woke up on Thursday, April 2, only to see a completely white and wintry scene outside of their houses, amid the strict coronavirus lockdown. Not only mountainous villages but also...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

City of Naoussa to Organize Greece's First Winter Event for Disabled People

The municipality of the city of Naoussa in Central Macedonia announced recently that it will organize the first ''Know The Snow'' event to offer a unique winter experience to one hundred disabled people. The event will take place at the...