Greece’s highest village to use geothermal energy to melt frequent snowfall


The Mayor of the Greek town of Gravena, Giorgos Dastamanis, has announced the development of a new geothermal energy system in the nearby village of Samarina.

The newly built geothermal energy system will melt the frequent and heavy snow that covers the main square at Samarina

Mr Dastamanis said Gravena has been implementing geothermal energy as part of public building renovation since 2017. 

Project visualisation of the renovated square, Source: City of Gravena.

“Our goal now is to apply this ecological practice to the central square of Samarina, so that during the winter it is always passable and clean by de-icing its surface with geothermal energy, since the height of the snow reaches up to four meters sometimes,” he said.

Mr Dastamanis said the geothermal system is also supposed to help boost local and international tourism.

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