Epirus

Preveza uses EU’s longest sandy beach to attract tourists

Under the motto "Preveza, Be Safe, Be Free," the Municipality of Preveza on the northwest coast of Greece has launched a campaign to promote itself as a tourism destination that will focus on aspects such as Preveza's 25-kilometer long Monolithi beach (pictured), the longest sandy beach in the European Union.

Weather turning on Thursday, rain and winds expected

The unseasonably high temperatures of the past few days are to drop from Thursday with the General Secretariat for Civil Protection warning of heavy rainfall, storms, strong winds and hailstorms in parts as of Thursday.
The wet front is forecast to begin in western, central and northern Greece from the early afternoon.

Dozens of foreign tourists on lockdown at campsite in Drepano, northern Greece

Dozens of foreign tourists are in quarantine at a campsite in Drepano, in the northern Greek prefecture of Thesprotia, as part of measures to ward against the spread of the coronavirus.  

The campsite hosts 41 tourists from different countries in Europe who started a tour of Greece in December in their caravans and now find themselves stranded in Epirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

ELTA releases first stamp series of 2020

"Ancient Greek Theaters" is the title of the first series of stamps issued by Hellenic Post (ELTA) in 2020.
The series is the first to be released in conditions of global and strict quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new commemorative series consists of five stamps that reveal the rich cultural heritage of Epirus in northwestern Greece.

Hundreds of social distancing violations recorded in one day

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) recorded more than 1,900 violations of social distancing measures in just one day, it said on Thursday.
During nationwide inspections on Wednesday on individuals flouting regulations for stemming public circulation amid the coronavirus epidemic, ELAS officers reported a total of 1,916 violations.

City diplomacy

Ioannina Mayor Moses Elisaf has taken the baton from his former Thessaloniki counterpart Yiannis Boutaris in "city diplomacy," having recently conducted a series of important meetings in Albania as part of an initiative to promote his city and develop closer ties with the neighboring country.

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