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Four Cretans among the Greeks who changed the world in 2014

Four Cretans among the Greeks who changed the world in 2014

For yet another year Greeks from all over the world, managed to excel, to abolish the borders and make us proud with their achievements. The ellines.com team chose 12 of them, one for each month of 2014, who caused international sensation with their work and personality. January – Nicholas Peppeas Director of the Center for […]

Greek authorities warn against needless use of fireplaces causing smog

Greek authorities warn against needless use of fireplaces causing smog

Greek health and environment ministries issued a warning to the public on Tuesday evening to limit the needless of use of open fires in fireplaces as much as possible over the Christmas holidays, state news agency ANA-MPA reported. According to weather service predictions, conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday tended to favour an accumulation of airborne […]

VIDEO: Whales reappeared in Gavdos

VIDEO: Whales reappeared in Gavdos

The team “Chania-Gavdos-Crete” photographed a few whales, living in the Libyan Sea, close to Gavdos. These whales (45 tons and 12 m long) are fed with calamari. There is a huge sea rift in the area, where whales are living. It is also a place where there a lot of calamari, basic food for the […]

VIDEO – The “Birth” of Santorini, Greece, from 4 Volcanoes

VIDEO – The “Birth” of Santorini, Greece, from 4 Volcanoes

A very impressive video that reveals exactly how Santorini, one of Greece’s most popular island destinations, was formed, has hit the Internet. The video takes us back some 2.5 million years and shows all of the island’s formative stages through volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The video, which is based on research of various scientists, institutes and […]

Ierapetra Among World’s First Green Holiday Destinations Top 100

Ierapetra Among World’s First Green Holiday Destinations Top 100

The Greek destinations of Alonissos, Athos area, Ierapetra, Naxos and Samothrace have been named in the inaugural Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100, a joint initiative of Green Destinations and Totem Tourism. The Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 celebrates the management efforts of the world’s most sustainable tourist destinations. The five Greek destinations join a host […]

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