Eupalinos Tunnel, a masterpiece of ancient engineering opens to public

The Tunnel of Eupalinos, one of the most extraordinary monuments of craftmanship and construction (1,036 metres carved inside the mountain that towers over the town of Pythagorio on the island of Samos) will be very soon accessible. The Culture [...]

Number of stranded migrants and refugees on Lesvos falls under 3,000 for the first time

The number of migrants and refugees stranded on the island of Lesvos dropped, for the first time, under 3,000 according police figures. On Friday, 2,999 migrants and refugees were recorded on the island of Lesvos from 5,591 that were recorded [...]

Regional government to use police drones to assist with the prevention of forest fires

Regional government will employ police drones to assist with the prevention of forest fires, the deputy regional governor for northern Attica, Giorgos Karameros said on Thursday, following a meeting of the Civil Protection Co-ordination Body. “Prevention [...]

One person hospitalised after fire on bus in Patras, sources say

One person was rushed to hospital, according to sources, after a fire broke out on board a public transport bus full of passengers in the port city of Patras on Thursday evening. The fire broke out at 18:30 while the bus was travelling along [...]

Former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos to be released from jail on Friday

Jailed former minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos has managed to raise the 200,000 euros that he needs to post bail and, barring any surprises, will be released from prison on Friday afternoon. Even though Tsohatzopoulos succeeded in raising the amount [...]

Suspicious parcel at defence ministry found to contain computer hard drive

A team of bomb disposal experts declared a false alarm at the defence ministry complex on Thursday, after a package deemed to have suspicious contents was found to contain a computer hard drive. The team was called in to examine the parcel which [...]

No trains on Monday due to Labour Day strike action

There will be no trains running on the Labour Day holiday on May 1, including on the Proastiakos suburban railway line, following a decision by the Greek railway workers’ union to participate in a 24-hour general strike called by the General [...]

Trade unions announced 24-hour general strike on May 17

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) and the civil servants’ union federation ADEDY – between them representing the majority of Greece’s unionised workers – on Thursday reached a joint decision to hold [...]

Moderate tremor felt in Messinia region

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the Messinia region in southwest Greece on Thursday at 15:05. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory the epicentre of the quake was located in the sea south of Messinia. The [...]

Egnatia Odos workers to hold 24h strike on Tuesday

orkers at Egnatia motorway (Egnatia Odos) have declared a 24-hour strike on Tuesday 2 May protesting against the concession plans, the use of company’s available funds for urgent works of maintenance and the immediate establishment of [...]