This town in Greece is draped in thousands of spider webs

Keen to see the ethereal spiderweb in Greece? Here's everything you should do near Aitoliko

Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast

Chatzaki said that the conditions were ideal for the spiders to reproduce.

This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance.

However, Daily Hellas revealed that the rather eerie scene is a yearly sight for the residents of Aitoliko.

Neither the gnats nor these spiders are unsafe to humans.

While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece, might look freakish, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora. A Greek scientist said an increase in the bloodsuckers' population this year contributed to the situation. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time.

Professor Chatzaki also said that the phenomenon will not last long. Moreover and according to biologist Maria Chatzaki, they pose no threat to the flora and fauna of the environment. "It's the ecosystem's natural reactions and once the temperatures begin to drop and the gnat populations die out, the spider populations will decrease as well".

Spiders in the Tetragnatha genus are found all over the world but mostly occur in the tropics and subtropics. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies - and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders - Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to run across water faster than they can move on land.

High temperatures have sparked a sexual frenzy among spiders in Greece - causing the creatures to build a vast network of webs across a lagoon.

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