The 8 Pristine Mountains of Greece Where Construction Is Banned
Greece has decided to ban all construction on six 'pristine mountains' in order to stop the overexploitation of the environment of recent years
The Greek Monument Honoring the Brave Women of Pindos
There is a relatively unknown monument, among the many from World War II, that praises the brave women of Pindos who contributed to the great victory against the Italian army. The unsung heroines of October 28, 1940 are definitely the...
Vikos Gorge: The Greek Grand Canyon
The Vikos Gorge is known as the "Greek Grand Canyon" because of its dizzying cliffs and stunning heights.
Epirus Trail: The Greek Mountain Adventure of Culture, History, and Beauty
The Epirus Trail which boasts an initial length of 370 km (230 miles), is a mountain adventure that crosses Epirus, from Mount Grammos to the Tzoumerka mountain range. The longest hiking trail in Greece started taking shape in 2015, thanks...
Majestic Wild Horses Spotted Galloping in Greek Mountains
An amazing video posted on Twitter of wild horses running free on Smolikas Mountain, the second tallest mountain in Greece, is sure to inspire curiosity about these majestic creatures. https://twitter.com/4DIRTYACE/status/1300317011847925760?s=20 The tweet states "Good morning from the Mongolia of Greece," referring...
Pindos Wild Orchids at Risk of Extinction from Illegal Harvesting
Overharvesting, in response to skyrocketing demand in Turkey and elsewhere, is placing the endemic wild orchid population in Pindos mountains of northwestern Greece at risk. This conclusion was reached by a team of University of Ioannina scientists studying the...
The Unparalleled Natural Beauty of Greece's Epirus in a Stunning Video
Zagorohoria, Metsovo, Tzoumerka, Drakolimni, Parga, Sivota, Bella Vraka, Acherontas estuary, Konitsa. Places of fantastic natural beauty, some of them so diverse that Epirus could be called the region of a thousand faces. Epirus is more beautiful that Scotland or France's...
The 'Oldest Living Inhabitant' in Europe Is… a Greek Tree!
Scientists have discovered the pinus heldreichii, a Bosnian pine tree, at the Pindos mountain range of northern Greece that is more than a millenium old. A study by a group of researchers from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz...
Ruins of Ancient Greek City Found on Mount Pindos
Archaeologists were stunned to find the ruins of an unknown ancient city which dates back to the 4th century BC, at an altitude of 1,200 meters on the Greek mountain of Pindos. It is believed to be the highest...
The October 28, 1940 'OXI': Brave Words by Brave Men
Few great moments of Greece's history are so well documented as the defiant "OXI" Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas told the Italian Ambassador in Athens Emanuele Grazzi at three o'clock in the morning of October 28, 1940. Grazzi visited Metaxas' home...
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