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Low Temperatures Cause Rivers in Epirus, Greece to Freeze Solid

The extremely low temperatures which have prevailed in large parts of Greece over the last several days have caused not only traffic disruptions and physical damage, but also phenomena that are rarely seen in a Mediterranean country such as...

Epiphany: From Thrace to Cyprus, Greeks Celebrate the Blessing of the Waters

The Christian feast of the Epiphany was commemorated across Greece, Cyprus and all the world's Greek Orthodox communities on Monday, January 6th, with particular gusto and celebration. This year, Greece found itself covered in frost and snow, but all the...

Weather Front ''Hephaestion'' Brings More Snow Across Large Parts of Greece

Another winter front has swept across Greece. The weather front dubbed ''Hephaestion,'' brought heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, storms and strong winds in many parts of the country. The weather front will linger over Greece until Tuesday. More specifically on Sunday, the...

New Snowstorms Expected to Sweep Across Wide Swath of Greece

Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) on Friday issued two separate weather warnings for the next three days regarding severe weather and particularly strong winds which are expected to sweep across many parts of the country in the coming days. The severe...

New Storm ''Zenobia'' Expected to Bring Heavy Snowfall to Southern Greece

Meteorologists warned on Friday morning that the new weather front dubbed ''Zenobia'' is expected to bring extensive snowfall to many parts of Greece between Saturday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 31. Zenobia will bring freezing temperatures to the entire country, with...

Thick Blanket of Snow Covers Mountains of Northern Greece

Most of the ski resorts and villages in northern Greece's mountainous regions woke up on Wednesday under a thick white blanket of fresh snow. Ski resorts and villages in the counties of Imathia, Florina, Kozani, and Grevena as well as...

The 7 Best Christmas Destinations in Greece for 2019

Greece is globally-known for its warm, sunny summers, white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, but the country offers much more than just those things, as lovely as they are. The surprisingly diverse landscape of Greece offers countless opportunities, all the...

Arachova, Mainland Greece's Wintertime Gem

If you are one of those who believe that all Greece has to offer is beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear salt water under the hot Mediterranean sun, that could only mean that you have never been in the country...

''Pink Moon'' Lights Up Greece's Night Sky, Signaling the End of Winter

This year's ''pink full moon'' rose on Friday night and offered some spectacular views both in Greece and abroad. The ''pink full moon'' of 2019 coincided with Western Christianity's Good Friday and according to folk legends, it is nature's signal...

Twenty Instagrammers Capture Greece As We Have Never Seen it Before

Visit Greece the official website for the Greek Tourism Organization asked twenty Instagrammers famous for their photo skills to shoot across the country and capture Greece's beauty from their perspective. This unforgettable journey included stops in Santorini, Zagorochoria, Meteora, Mani,...