Three to testify over migrant boat sinking off Paxi

Three people who authorities believe were the traffickers of the refugees and migrants who attempted to reach Greece last Saturday in a boat that sank near the island of Paxi, western Greece, killing at least 12 people, will appear on Tuesday before an investigative magistrate in the western town of Preveza.

Rescue operation continues in deadly migrant boat sinking off Paxi

Greece's Coast Guard resumed on Monday a rescue operation to locate refugees and migrants who fell into the sea when their boat sank on Saturday 13 nautical miles southwest of the island of Paxi, western Greece.

The twelve bodies that have so far been pulled out of the sea have not yet been identified, but none of them are children, the state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

Dutch tourist falls off cliff at Parga castle

A Dutch tourist died on Thursday when she fell off a cliff during a tour inside the Venetian castle of Parga, western Greece.

An ambulance was called in to transfer the 33-year-old woman to a hospital in the city of Preveza where doctors confirmed her death.

Police is examining the circumstances surrounding her fall.

The Jive Aces | Epirus | August 9

UK swing band the Jive Aces will be performing at the Municipal Gardens in Preveza on Friday, August 9. After going viral on YouTube with their recording of "Bring Me Sunshine," the six-member outfit launched into mainstream culture. They have released 11 albums and were semifinalists in Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

BA boosts flights to three Greek airports

British Airways is increasing its flights from London Heathrow to the Greek airports of Hania, Kalamata and Preveza from two to three per week this summer.
The more frequent services will begin on April 28 for Kalamata, May 22 for Hania and May 25 for Preveza, while they will remain in effect until late September or early October.

Northwestern Greece jolted by 5.2-magnitude quake

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted northwestern Greece in the early hours of Tuesday, though there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage.

The quake struck at 4.26 a.m. and its epicenter was 14 kilometers off the coast of Preveza and 294 kilometers northwest of Athens, the National Observatory's Geodynamic Institute said.