First-time license tests to resume, possibly as early as Monday

Driving tests for first-time licence holders are expected to resume on Monday, following an agreement of the Ministry of Transport with insurance agencies that agreed to provide coverage on cars and candidates, sources said on Wednesday. Transport [...]

Achtsioglou turns over ministry’s unused ground floor to blood donation center

Greece’s Minister of Labor, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Effie Achtsioglou on Tuesday announced the turning over of a store on the ministy’s ground floor on 29 Stadiou Street, for use by the National Blood Donation Center. The [...]

Section of Ionia Odos out of commission on Wed. between Antirrio-Gavrolimni

A section of the Ionia Odos, from Antirrio to Gavrolimni, will be shut down on Wednesday, for work on the high-voltage power grid. Both directions of traffic will be shut down at the section in western Greece from 8:00 to 14:00 on Wednesday. Drivers [...]

Thessaloniki port customs seizes 12.5 mln illegal cigarettes from China

Customs authorities at the Thessaloniki port on April 4 confiscated some 12.5 million illegal cigarettes, worth 2.5 million euros, that were labelled as ‘textiles’ and hidden on a ship which came from the port of Sheku in China, [...]

Authorities intercept human traffickers on sailboat from Lefkada

The Greek Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy revealed on Tuesday that two men, one Turkish, the other a Czech, one of whom was captured by Greek and Italian Coast Guard patrol boats on Monday along the Italian coast, had rented a sailing [...]

Skiathos ‘spring-cleans’ for tourist season with voluntary beach cleaning programme

The Aegean island of Skiathos, one of the most popular and beautiful holiday resorts in the Sporades archipelago, prepared itself for the upcoming tourist season with a voluntary beach cleaning drive that involved more than 550 school pupils [...]

Athens electric bus introduced by importer, Transport Ministry

An electric bus built by Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD, which is silent and has a zero environmental footprint, was presented for the first time in Athens on Tuesday at Aegli Zappiou multiplex by Petros Petropoulos SA, Greek manufacturer [...]

Greek Intelligence Service statement on arrest of Syrian national by Hungarian authorities in Dec.

The Greek Intelligence Service (EYP) was the first intelligence service to locate and identify, in August 2018, Farhoud Hassan, the Syrian national who was arrested by Hungarian authorities in December 2018, and to immediately inform its international [...]

Ferry services resume at Piraeus & Lavrio ports

Ferry services from the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio have resumed as of Saturday evening, following a partial improvement of weather conditions and some winds subsiding. Ferries will remain docked at the port of Rafina, until further notice, [...]

5.3 Richter scale earthquake felt in capital Athens

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale was recorded shortly before 1pm on Saturday in the Corinthian Gulf, near Itea, approximately 200 km northwest of the capital Athens. The earthquake was felt in Athens, in areas of mainland Greece [...]