Provinces of Greece

Two swimmers dead in Volos and Nafplio

Two swimmers died on Thursday and Friday in separate incidents in beaches near the towns of Nafplio in the Peloponnese and Volos in Magnesia.

The first victim was an 89-year-old woman who was pulled out of the sea unconscious in Anavros beach near Volos on Friday morning.

Her body was transferred to the town's hospital for an autopsy.

Guard at Evros border tests positive for coronavirus

A border guard serving in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Tuesday.

Evros-news.gr said that the unnamed guard, a Soufli local who was serving at the town's border post, was rushed to the General University Hospital of Alexandroupoli on Monday after colleagues became concerned for his health.

Hail, snow fall over mainland

A wet front swept across much of the country on Wednesday, bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to many parts including Volos and much of Magnesia.
Volos was particularly hard hit with three hours of torrential rain in the morning that flooded streets and squares.

Castle of Mytilene getting a facelift

The Castle of Mytilene in the capital of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos. Authorities are carrying out works to promote the Byzantine site - which findings suggest hosted a sanctuary to Demeter, Kore and Cybele in ancient times before it was turned into a fortress - and improve accessibility to the Lower Castle (Kato Kastro) on the northwest side, which was added by the Ottomans in 1644.

Strong winds suspend boat services to Chios, Mytilini, Samothrace

Gale-force winds disrupted ferry schedules from Piraeus to the islands of the Northern and Eastern Aegean on Monday.

The winds, reaching up to 9 and 10 on the Beaufort scale, have led to the suspension of the Nissos Samos ferry service from Piraeus to Chios and Mytilini, while the ships leaving from Lavrio to Kea island also remained tied at the port.

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