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A Nature Lover’s Dream: The Flora and Fauna of Chania, Crete

The animals and plants of Greece are as unique as the country itself. One place that stands out is Chania on the island of Crete, which is known for its flora and fauna. With over 132 regions vitally important for...

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...

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 Greece

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. Stunning 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...