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One-Hundred Eleven Die from Influenza in Greece This Year

Twenty more citizens died from influenza complications last week in Greece, according to the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which published its latest figures on Thursday. A total of one hundred and eleven patients have succumbed to...

Tourism Sees Record Year As Over 30 Million Visit Greece in 2018

The number of people who traveled to Greece in 2018 totaled 30.12 million, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday. This staggering number reflects an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2017, when 27.19 million people visited the country. The revenues...

Influenza Claims 74 Lives in Greece So Far This Year

Seventy four people have died of influenza complications so far this year in Greece according to the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which published its latest figures on Thursday. The number of Greek citizens who lost their...

Greek Authorities on Alert as Flu Claims 56 Lives

Greek health authorities have become increasingly concerned over the past several weeks as fifty-six people have died of flu complications so far this year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Thursday. The particular flu virus strain H1N1, which...

Fairy Tale Scenes of Snow-Covered Florina Go Viral

This year, the winter seemed to rush to visit Greece. In the last few days, the country saw temperatures well below the freezing point, and mountainous towns and villages, as well as the lowlands of the northern Greece, saw...

Snowfall Continues in Northern and Central Greece

As the temperature continues to plummet across Greece, the snowfall as accumulated in many mountainous areas in Macedonia, Thessaly, and Thrace on Saturday morning. People in mountainous villages in Florina, Naoussa, Pelion, Trikala, Grevena, Metsovo and even as south as...

Chestnuts: A Very Greek Winter Delicacy

In winter, roast-chestnut street stalls are a common sight in Greek cities. The seller has a little portable brazier, a whole heap of roasted chestnuts ready to sell in paper cornets, and a whole heap more roasting. Every Greek kid...

Metsovo: Lakes, Ski Resorts and Bears

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, it ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter...

NGOs Call for Action to Prevent Refugees Dying from Cold in Lesvos

More than 100 solidarity groups and NGOs are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from dying in the cold, as winter sets in once again. Several places woke up on Thursday...

Winter Is Coming for Refugees in Greece

  “Winter is coming” has become an anxious refrain among asylum seekers living in tented refugee camps across Greece, that offer no shelter from damp and cold. Ali, a 25-year-old father of three very young children from Afghanistan, including a 6-year-old...