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Greek Mountain Climbers Summit Mt. Chimborazo

Greek mountain climbers Fotis Theocharis and Dimitris Petrakis recently reached the summit of Mt. Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest mountain, which is considered one of the most difficult to climb in the world. Chimborazo's peak is 6,263 meters (20,548 feet) high, and...

Greece’s Andros Island Beckons New York Times Readers

Greece's Andros Island, a pearl in the islands belonging to the Cyclades archipelago, has recently been listed among the top 52 "most cherished" places in the world by the readers of the New York Times. Instead of its annual January...

Lake Plastiras: Greece’s Idyllic Man-Made Lake that Looks Like Switzerland

Lake Plastiras, located in central Greece, is known as "Little Switzerland" for its idyllic landscape that resembles the Swiss Alps. The stunning blue lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant pine forests, captivating visitors at any time of...

Dead Whale Washes up on Piraeus Beach

In what may be the first such incident of its kind ever in Piraeus, a dead whale washed up on Wednesday at the port of Athens on the Aegean Sea. Amazing images of the enormous mammal emerged as people were...

European Court of Justice Condemns Greece for Failing to Comply with Eco Policy

The Court of Justice of the European Union on Thursday slammed Greece for failing to set conservation targets for protected habitats, a process that should have been completed by 2012, Kathimerini reports. Greece has been reluctant to implement substantial environmental...

Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea. The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which...

Planets Align Before Christmas to Produce "Star of Bethlehem"-Like Phenomenon

As the year 2020 has had one unusual occurrence after another, it seems fitting that the year will end with another extremely rare event -- what astronomers say is a "triple conjunction" of planets, which will perhaps be another...