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Greece’s Agrafa Mountains Given High Protection Status

The mountains of Agrafa, the southernmost part of the Pindus range in Central Greece, have been given high protection status by the Environment Ministry banning all forms of construction.

Athens Municipality Joins Next Phase for City’s Metro Line 4

Athens Metro Line 4 entered a new phase after the Municipality of Athens said it would proceed with landscaping works after the project’s completion.

Greek Cities Join EU Mission for Climate-neutrality by 2030

The Greek Environment Ministry and 21 municipalities have signed a memorandum of cooperation for inclusion in the EU’s mission towards climate neutrality by 2030.

Greece Places 6 Mountain Habitats on High Protection

Greece has placed six mountains on high protection status in efforts to protect mountain area habitats from uncontrolled development.

Greece Takes Steps to Certify NATURA 2000 Products and Services

The Greek government has taken the first step to safeguard items produced and services offered in protected Natura 2000 areas and regions in Greece.

UNESCO Adds Greece’s Grevena-Kozani Geopark to its Network

The Grevena - Kozani Geopark, home to the oldest rock formations found in Greece, has been added by UNESCO to its international network of geoparks.

Greece to Ban Single-use Plastics by 2021

The Greek Environment Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament which - once passed - will ban the use of single-use plastics by July 2021.

Preservation – Protection Plan for Attica’s Mt Hymettus Tabled

Eleven municipalities bordering with Mt Hymettus have tabled a plan for the preservation of the area's natural habitat.

Attica One Step Closer to ‘Antonis Tritsis’ Eco Park Revamp

The Greek environment ministry has approved the first of a series of decisions for the revamp of the Antonis Tritsis Environmental Park, the largest green zone in Attica.

Major Tourism Investments On Greek Islands Get The Go-Ahead

The Greek Environment Ministry recently gave its approval for the creation of two major tourism resorts on the islands of Milos and Kea in Greece.
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Piraeus To Extend Port To Accommodate “New Generation” Cruise Ships

The Greek Environment Ministry recently approved the environmental terms for the creation of a "cruise liner center" at the south side of Piraeus Port to accommodate large cruise ships.