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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...

Vikos Gorge: Greece's Grand Canyon (video)

It is known as "Greece's Grand Canyon," and its dizzying cliffs are a wonder of the natural world in Greece. Although in depth it does not rival the American canyon, which is more than six thousand feet deep, Vikos...

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...

Epirus Trail to Boost Hiking Tourism in Greece

Epirus Trail; that boasts an initial length of 370 km, 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 to the Epirus...

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...

Bear Population in Greece Has Increased, Study Finds

A study conducted by ARKTOUROS, a Greek wildlife conservation organization, between 2007 and 2010 found that the number of bears in Greece has increased. "At this moment, there are 360 registered bears, which indicates a population increase, compared to the last...