Provinces of Greece

Rescue operation underway for stranded ‘Odontotos’ passengers

An operation was launched on Monday to rescue approximately 90 passengers who were stranded on a train along the Diakopto-Kalavryta rack railway (known in Greek as the "Odontotos"), situated in the Peloponnese region. The train had come to a halt due to landslides near the Niamata area.

Catholics on Lesvos mark St Valentine’s Day

The Catholic community in Mytilene on the island of Lesvos commemorated Saint Valentine in the "Frankoklisia" - the Catholic Church of the Dormition of the Virgin in the central market of the city.

What are believed to be the relics of St Valentine, patron saint of lovers around the world, have been kept in the Catholic church in Mytilene since 1908.

Crete’s Iraklio airport to be closed February 19-24

The airport at Iraklio in Crete will be closed between February 19 and 24 as maintenance and repair work is carried out on the runway.

Responding to the announcement, Greek carriers Aegean and Sky Express on Tuesday said that passengers will be rerouted to Hania or Sitia or offered the option of a ferry boat.

Infrastructure Min hails progress on E65 highway construction

Progress in construction work for the Central Greece Motorway (E65), connecting Macedonia with southern Greece through western Thessaly and Fthiotida in Central Greece, is "excellent," Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Staikouras said on Monday, during an on-site inspection. 

Gale-force winds keep ferries docked at ports on Monday

Waves batter the port of Rafina in Attica. Ferries remained tied up at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio on Sunday and Monday due to gale-force winds reaching up to 9 Beaufort in some places. Hydrofoils that service the Argo-Saronic Gulf islands (Salamina, Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetses) were also prohibited from sailing.

Can Athens become a city of bicycles?

In today's world, with the coronavirus pandemic having boosted the use of bicycles and the climate crisis making it imperative to cut emissions from energy-intensive motorized transport, countries across the globe are redesigning their cities with cycling and walking at the forefront.

But not Greece - and certainly not Athens.

Train service from Larissa to Rapsani to resume

The train service between Larissa and Rapsani in central Greece is due to resume on Monday, the railroad's manager has said. 

Hellenic Train said that damage caused on that stretch of the rail network by a devastating storm in September has been repaired, allowing the connection between Thessaly's regional capital and wine country to go back into operation.