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Diaspora Couple Offers €1,000 For Each Baby Born in Kandila, Western Greece

A surprising announcement was made public on Thursday concerning the residents of the small town of Kandila, in Greece's Aetolia-Acarnania region. The local council of the town announced that from now on, every family with a newborn baby, whose father...

Greek Monastery Set to Become Refugee Camp

An abandoned monastery in Western Greece is about to become an accommodation facility for refugees from Syria, local media reported on Wednesday. The monastery is located in a mountainous region on the border between the regions of Achaea and Elis...

Two Dead as Violent Storms Sweep Across Western Greece

A series of violent thunderstorms swept across most of the Ionian islands and western parts of the Greek mainland on Tuesday morning. Two men have died so far as a result of the storms. A 35-year old Pakistani national succumbed near...

Western Greece Hit by 22,000 Ligthning Strikes in One Day

The Ionian Sea and Western Greece have been hit by 22,000 lightning strikes in a single day. According to the Meteo.gr weather website, the ZEUS lightning detection system of the Athens National Observatory recorded the thunderbolts that started early on...

Ancient Artifacts Found on Greek National Highway to Be Guarded

Construction work at Ionia Odos in Greece has led to the discovery of numerous archaeological finds. A few days ago, the Greek Infrastructure Ministry approved to carry out further work on the conservation or the removal of antiquities in...

Aitoliko: Greece's Most Picturesque Narrowboat Hangout

Aitoliko is a small, densely populated island that is located in the middle of a calm lagoon in Western Greece, connected to the mainland by two 30-meter-long stone arch bridges of the 19th century. The "watery" town of Aitoliko, having a population...

Meteor Falls in Western Greece

Many residents of Western Greece experienced a unique and incredible phenomenon at 9pm yesterday evening. Meteorologists spoke of a meteorite that was to fall in the Ionia sea. The phenomenon was particularly noticed from the residents of Zante in the...

Russians Flood Western Greece

Western Greece is dynamically entering the tourist season with a growing number of Russian visitors who fly to Araxos Airport or travel by cruise. But except for holidays, Russians are visiting Western Greece in order to invest mainly in...

Swiss 24 Heures Paper Features Western Greece

The Swiss newspaper 24 Heures published a long feature on Western Greece, especially on tourist and production fields of Ahaia, Aitoloakarnania and Ilia prefectures. With the Western Greece Prefecture the honored region at the Lausanne-based Comptoir Suisse 2012 Fair,...

Greece Hit by July Heat Wave

According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, temperatures in Greece will skyrocket within this week and vulnerable groups across the country are asked to be extra careful to avoid health problems, such as heat exhaustion and fainting. The General Secretariat...