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The Grand Walk, a series of pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes introduced on central thoroughfares in downtown Athens last year, has failed to wow city folk, a survey by two universities has found.


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17.09.2021 / 22:40

The fatal shooting of two endangered animals, a female brown bear in Prespes, northern Greece, and a lesser spotted eagle in southern Crete, has provoked an angry reaction from environmental organizations, who are calling on the authorities to identify and punish the perpetrators.


16.09.2021 / 20:39

The lack of an organized housing policy, the dearth of regulations in the real estate market, as well as poor or precarious working conditions, are among the reasons cited by experts to explain young people’s increasing difficulty finding a decent home with affordable rent in Greece’s larger urban centers. 


15.09.2021 / 08:29

Things are starting to stir on the Line 4 extension of the Athens metro, with exploratory digging getting under way at the drill entry sites at either end of the new line, in Katehaki and on Veikou Avenue in Galatsi.


08.09.2021 / 22:45

As a number of ancient artifacts uncovered during excavations for the Thessaloniki metro started being returned as showpieces to the downtown Aghia Sofia station, more were being removed from the Venizelos Street station so they could be documented and analyzed. 


08.09.2021 / 18:32

Polyaigos, one of the few remaining untouched paradises in the Aegean, is threatened by human activity. Visitors to Polyaigos are often stunned to encounter freshly renovated buildings in an otherwise quasi-deserted island.



27.08.2021 / 14:57

The case is closed, yet the recent fires in northern Athens demonstrated how the former royal estate at Tatoi continues to rouse the public.


25.08.2021 / 14:26

A legal loophole could allow for the construction of multistory buildings on Amorgos, despite the special protection status already in place, according to the findings of the Central Council of Urban Planning Issues and Disputes and the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry’s Department of Traditional Housing.


19.08.2021 / 22:46

The Environment Ministry is reportedly considering charging an entrance fee for visits to the Mount Olympus National Park in central Greece, in line with many other European Union countries as far as protected areas are concerned. Currently in Greece the measure has only been implemented at the Samaria Gorge on Crete.



15.08.2021 / 21:52

Investing in more water-dropping aircraft and fire trucks will not bring the desired results in Greece. Authorities should rather change their model of forest management, placing more emphasis on prevention.


12.08.2021 / 21:15

Seeking to bounce back from the destruction wrought by wildfires, the government has ordered the reforestation process to start immediately in areas where forests and homes coexist so as to improve the conditions for the inhabitants of those areas.