Geography of Greece

At least 658 rescued in the Aegean since Friday

At least 658 migrants and refugees were rescued in 20 separate operations in the eastern Aegean between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Greek coast guard said.
In the same period, a total of 730 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kastellorizo (or Megisti) after crossing from Turkey, the coast guard said.

Man dies after being hit by train near Soufli

A man believed to be an undocumented migrant died on Saturday morning after being hit by a train en route to Ormenio from Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece.
The incident occurred near the town of Soufli, close to the Turkish border, with authorities suspecting that the man had slipped into Greece through the Evros region.

Transfers of refugees and migrants from the islands continue

As government efforts to decongest overcrowded camps on the islands of the eastern Aegean continued, 72 refugees and migrants from Chios and 69 from Leros arrived by ferry at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning.

The new arrivals boarded coaches that will transfer them to accommodation facilities on the mainland, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

Imitation & Inspiration | Thessaloniki | To November 15

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki explores the reproduction of ancient Greek art as a necessity and an artistic expression in its own right in a show of 110 displays covering five millennia, starting from the proto-Cycladic era and reaching right up up to 20th century. It also highlights the materials, methods and objectives of the artists who created replicas of ancient masterpieces.

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