Regional units of Greece

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.

Two arrested for arson in the Peloponnese

Two men were arrested on Thursday for suspected arsons in the regional units of Messinia and Ilia, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The first suspect, a 52-year-old man, is accused of starting several fires in a forested area near the old Kalamata-Tripoli national highway and in dry vegetation near the Tsakonas-Kalo Nero old highway - both in Messinia.