Cities of Karditsa, Rethymno aluded for pedestrian, cyclist safety

The cities of Karditsa in central Greece and Rethymno on the island of Crete received distinctions as part of European Mobility Week 2019 for their efforts to promote safe walking and cycling.

Karditsa came first in the category of small towns (less than 50,000 inhabitants), while Rethymno was second in the category of large cities.

Town of Karditsa boasts Thessaly's first car recharging station

Karditsa in central Greece has installed Thessaly's first charging station for electric vehicles. The station's units feature double sockets, allowing them to charge two vehicles at the same time.

However, users will have to use their own cables to charge up. Financial support for the project was provided by the Green Fund.

Moderate quake shakes central Greece

A tremor measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook the region of Karditsa, central Greece, on Thursday morning, based on a preliminary reading by Athens' Geodynamic Institute.

The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 11.24 a.m. was located 24 kilometres from Neohori and 42 kilometres northwest of Karpenisi, at a depth of just nine kilometres. 

Citizens, businesses largely abiding by anti-smoking law

It was long in coming but widespread enforcement of the anti-smoking law now appears to be a reality in Greece.

The data collected jointly by the National Transparency Authority and Greek Police from inspections indicates that the overwhelming majority of citizens and businesses are complying with the law.