Regional units of Greece

Doctors probed after pregnant woman is turned away twice in northern Greece

Three gynaecologists at Grevena and Kastoria hospitals in northern Greece are to face disciplinary and judicial action after allegedly failing to help a pregnant woman who needed medical care.

The woman went to Kastoria hospital after her water broke but was referred to the hospital in Grevena, where she was again turned away. She eventually sought help at a private clinic.

Hotel rates drop on Folegandros but soar on Myconos

By Stathis Kousounis

Folegandros is the Greek destination with the biggest decline in hotel rates this month compared with a year earlier according to data processed by the Trivago travel website.

Online hotel prices on the small Cycladic island have dropped 27 percent from July 2013 to reach an average rate of 97 euros per double room for a night’s stay.

Sunday opening pilot scheme extended to Myconos, Santorini

By Dimitra Manifava

The government has decided to extend the pilot scheme concerning year-round Sunday opening for retail stores to 10 areas around the country, prompting the resignation of the head of the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE), Vassilis Korkidis, from the commerce department of the larger of the two coalition parties, New Democracy on Monday.

Popular Cephalonia beach to reopen soon

One of Greece’s most popular beaches was expected to reopen to visitors after repair works were carried out following several landslides recently. Myrtos beach, an iconic location on the Ionian island of Cephalonia and a permanent fixture in campaigns advertizing Greece as a leading tourist destination was set to welcome local and international travelers soon.