Aegean islands

Turkish jets enter Athens' FIR

A pair of Turkish fighter jets infringed on Athens' Flight Information Region (FIR) and flew over several Greek islands on the eastern Aegean on Wednesday.

The F-16s flew over the eastern coast of Samos at 12.52 p.m. and 12.53 p.m., the islets of Arki and Grylousa at 12.56 p.m., Lipsi at 12.57 p.m. and Farmakonissi at 12.59 p.m. at 27,000 feet.

Mykonos and Santorini placed in partial lockdown

Stricter restrictive measures have been imposed on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini in a bid to prevent a spread of Covid-19 in the two popular holiday destinations. 

At the same time, the villages of Damaskinia and Dragassia in the municipality of Voio, northern Greece, came out of quarantine on Monday.

Chios man remanded after shooting, injuring Syrian teens

A 48-year-old man on the eastern Aegean island of Chios who shot and injured two 16-year-old Syrians last Wednesday was remanded in custody on Monday.
The man opened fire with his hunting rifle on the two teenagers when they entered his greenhouse.
The suspect had been accused in the past of threatening migrants from a neighboring camp.

Small islands calling for ban on all arrivals

Mayors of small Greek islands are demanding a ban on all arrivals, especially over Easter, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as they are not equipped with the necessary medical infrastructure to cope.

These islands include Patmos, Milos, Tilos, Ithaki, Kasos, Alonnisos, Leipsoi, Oinousses, Agathonissi, Psara, Paxos and Rhodes.