A 300m-long spider's web has settled over an area of greenery surrounding the coast, casting a ghost-like veil.
The attractive Grecian beaches have been transformed into an eerie landscape overrun by spiders as a massive spider web stretches across the entire shoreline. In a quiet lagoon in Greece, nearby residents were treated to their land wholly covered in arachnid silk.
A 1,000-foot field of spiderweb has sprung up in western Greece in the town of Aitoliko.
The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus.
Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures are creating the flawless climate for reproduction. The trio of conditions were quite ideal for the spiders, which made quick work of the shrubbery, transforming it into their own mating den.
Such an incident is not completely unheard of in Aitoliko as the phenomenon is known to be seasonal.
The tiny spiders don't pose a danger to area humans or plants, Chatzaki told NewsIt, though their rising numbers may be linked to an increase in mosquito populations.
Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. 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. Their large and thick webs are good not just for mating, but also for both nesting and catching prey.