Parnitha

Greek PM Mitsotakis Accused of Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Opposition parties and social media users have accused Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis of breaking the lockdown rules imposed by his own government to stem the spread of Covid-19 after he was photographed cycling north of Athens last weekend. A photo...

Tatoi: The Glorious Past and Promising Future of Greece's Historic Palace

As Greece's new conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared its intention to revive the famous Tatoi Palace and bring its glorious past back to life, many have been wondering what the story is behind this historic place, which shaped...

Athens Environs Still Shrouded in Snow

  Suburbs encircling the city of Athens remain shrouded in snow from the Christmas Day storms, and scenic Mount Parnitha on the outskirts of the Greek capital remains covered in many inches of snow. Temperatures still remain low; however, in a great...

Heavy Snowfall on Athens' Parnitha Mountain (video)

As the temperatures continued to plummet across the country, Athens' Parnitha mountain was hit by heavy snowfall on Thursday night and Friday morning. The mountain, located north of the Greek capital, was covered in snow from the early hours of Thursday...

Idyllic Lake only 30 km from the Heart of Athens

The Attica Regional Council (ARC) has approved €380,000 for the rehabilitation and promotion of the route to Kithara (Guitar) Lake in the former royal estate of Tatoi. The aim of the project is to ensure a safe route for hikers...

3+1 Amazing Day Trips From Athens

Athens is a great base to experience vacations all over Attica region. Just about an hour away, one will discover great beaches, mountains, ancient monuments, museums, hundreds of outdoor activities, bars, great restaurants and top street food. Here are four-day trips...

First Snow of the Season Falls on Parnitha Mountain

With temperatures dropping rapidly throughout Greece, the first snow of the season appeared on Parnitha mountain, north of the Greek capital. Footage from video cameras installed by the Bafi Refuge, at altitudes of 1,161 and 1,350 metres, and looking out...

Traffic on Section of Parnitha Mountain Stopped Due to Snowfall

Traffic on mountainous Parnitha Avenue was interrupted at the section where the cable car leads to the Casino Mont Parnes due to heavy snowfall, traffic police said on Wednesday. Greece is experiencing a cold spell which will affect Athens...

Canadair Falls While Fighting Fire at Viotia, Pilots Safe

A firefighting Canadair CL-215 fell while on duty, 1km north of the Titan cement factory on the border between the region of Attica and Viotia, central Greece. The pilots had to conduct an emergency landing on Sunday morning while...

Wolves Return to Mount Parnitha On the Outskirts of Athens

Environmentalists confirmed the presence of wolves on Mount Parnitha on the outskirts of Athens using automatic infrared photography. Using cameras that remained active for six months, following a request for technical support by Parnitha Forestry, the Kallisto Environmental Organization for...