During a speech about growth and the challenges faced by small businesses on Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to underline the broader symbolism of an olive branch presented to him by the president of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) Giorgos Kavvathas.

Some places must be held as sacred and Pindos is one of them, says the author. He also stresses the benefits of developing sustainable forms of tourism like hiking, which are adversely affected by damaging interventions to the natural environment. [Dimitris Tosidis/InTime News]

Photographer and mountaineer Babis Giritziotis knows Mount Olympus like few others and has spent the past few months capturing the views from its highest peaks in a fascinating 360-degree tour of the home of the ancient gods.