Regional units of Greece

Historic bridge restoration closer to completion

Work to restore the 19th century single-arched stone bridge of Plaka that collapsed during the February 2015 floods in northwestern Greece is reportedly on course for completion by February 28. The bridge, on the border of the Arta and Ioannina regional units, spans the Arachthos River. It was built in 1866 and from 1881 to 1913 connected Greece to the Ottoman Empire.

Over 3,400 migrants reached Greece in September

A total of 3,469 migrants arrived at Greece's northern Aegean islands from the start of September till Friday morning, according to figures published by the region's general police directorate.
Breaking down the numbers, 2,078 foreign nationals arrived on Lesvos, 589 on Chios and 802 on Samos since September 1.

Hundreds of migrants arrive on Lesvos

Hundreds of migrants arrived on the eastern Aegean islands of Lesvos over the weekend and in the early hours of Monday, official figures showed. 

A total of 227 migrants landed on the island between midnight on Sunday and 9.30 a.m. on Monday, according to the police headquarters for the northern Aegean, with another 228 reaching Lesvos from neighborign Turkey on Saturday and Sunday. 

Migration pressure building

A spike in migrant flows over the last month to islands in the northern and eastern Aegean has put fresh pressure on the country's already overcrowded reception centers, to the frustration of Greek authorities which are reportedly exploring different options.

Civil protection agency warns of high fire risk in six regions

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has warned that the risk of wildfires would remain very high on Wednesday in six of the country's regions: Attica, the northern Aegean, the Peloponnese, mainland Greece, western Greece and eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

The agency said it has briefed regional and local authorities to be on standby for fires in those areas.

Museum of Marble Crafts | Tinos | Year-round

The Museum of Marble Crafts in Pyrgos on the island of Tinos presents the processes that this versatile material goes through from the quarry to the workshop while also shedding light on the important role it has played in art, architecture and the island's economy since ancient times. The museum is open daily except Tuesdays and holidays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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