Bear alert issued in Meteora after cow mauled

Authorities in central Greece are warning nature enthusiasts in the broader area of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular year-round destination, to be on the lookout for bears.

Crete’s Samaria Gorge set to reopen in May

The Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will be ready to welcome visitors in May as the maintenance and restoration works of its main path have started, local authorities said on Tuesday. 

Philopappou Trek | Athens | December 31

Exploration and trekking company Next Destination is hosting its third Philopappou Hill trek on New Year’s Eve, a free event taking the public to the summit of the central Athens hill.

Navarino Challenge | Messinia | October 21-23

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Navarino Challenge comprises more than 30 activities taking place at the Costa Navarino resorts and the seaside town of Pylos in the southwestern Peloponnese.

Staying Fit | Athens | Year-Round

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) offers a series of classes and activities to help people keep fit and active throughout the year.

Kaisariani Monastery | Athens | Year-Round

The Kaisariani Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery built on the north side of Mount Hymettus, near Athens. The surrounding area on the slopes of Mount Hymettus offers a great deal of shade and many handy picnic areas, as well as various hiking trails.

National Garden | Athens | All Year

Open from sunup to sundown, seven days a week, the National Garden is a 24-hectare park in the center of Athens offering a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Light Show | Athens | To January 6

While the City of Athens is lighting up the center of the Greek capital after dark this festive season, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is currently hosting four impressive light installations in its grounds on the city’s southern coast. 

Navarino Challenge | Messinia | October 11-13

The increasingly popular Navarino Challenge, an annual two-stage race involving swimming and running organized by the Costa Navarino luxury resort in the southwestern Peloponnese with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle, is taking place on October 11-13 this year and includes all sorts of fun parallel events for the entire family. 

Parnitha Trek | Attica | February 2

The Flabouri Refuge has organized a three-hour trek on Mount Parnitha that aims to acquaint the public with the national park, its history and its flora and fauna.

Dinosaur Exhibit | Attica | To July 30

The Cultural Park in Keratea, east of Athens, presents an educational outdoor exhibition on the dinosaurs and the Ice Age that was put together in cooperation with experts from Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University.

Garden Festival | Athens | June 8-10

The capital’s National Garden will be hosting classical music and jazz ensembles for three evenings from June 8 to 10 at the City of Athens's annual Gardens Festival, an event which aims to encourage visitors and residents alike to spend more time in the city's parks and green spaces.