Ionian Islands

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.

Police records nearly 2,000 violations in a day

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Monday recorded 1,998 violations of a lockdown introduced by the government last month to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Most of the transgressions (673) were in Attica, with 193 in Thessaloniki, 171 in Western Greece, 125 on the Ionian islands, 124 in the Peloponnese and 122 on Crete.

Crackdown on ban violators continues as millions send SMS requests

As Greece entered the fourth day of a full lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 on Thursday, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said that officers recorded 1,155 violations of a ban on unnecessary movement on March 25 and arrested six people for opening their businesses in contravention of government restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Police record 1,795 lockdown violations in two days

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced on Wednesday that on Tuesday they recorded 1,631 violations of a lockdown imposed by the government on Monday to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In all cases, officers imposed a fine of 150 euros on offenders.
A total of 1,795 violations were recorded on Monday and Tuesday, ELAS said.

Moderate quake recorded in Zakynthos

A moderate tremor measuring 4.6 on the Rickter scale hit the sea south of the island of Zakynthos in western Greece on Friday night, the Athens Geodynamics Institute said in a preliminary reading.

The epicenter of the tremor, registered shortly after 8 p.m., is located in the sea region 18 kilometers south of the Ionian island, at a depth of 28.2 kilometers.

Man accused of beating wife's ‘ex-lover’ to death

A 54-year-old Greek man faced a prosecutor on Monday charged with the fatal beating of a 40-year-old foreign national on the Ionian island of Ithaki on Saturday.

The alleged perpetrator's 42-year-old wife, who was present at the time of the beating, notified police after finding the 40-year-old dead in a hotel room on Sunday.

Zakynthos island rattled by two moderate quakes

Two moderate tremors struck the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Saturday, rattling residents but causing no injuries or major damage.

The first quake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, struck off the island's southern coast shortly before 2 a.m.

The second, a 4.2-level temblor, came eight hours later off the island's western coast, just before 10 a.m.