Regional units of Greece

Bad weather sweeps Greece

Gale-force winds reaching speeds of up to 9 Beaufort, storms and hail caused problems in several parts of Greece Friday, hitting the regional units of Laconia and Attica the hardest. Ferries were tied up in the port of Lavrio, while all services to the islands of the Cyclades were canceled from Piraeus and Rafina.

Greek Farmers Plan to Block Kulata - Promahon Border Crossing on Jan 24

The consulate of Bulgaria in Thessaloniki warned that long queues of waiting vehicles may be formed at the border with Greece on 24th of January because of a new protest of farmers in Serres, repors BNT. 

Greek famers plan to block traffic in the Kulata-Promahon area after 14:00.

 

Man arrested in northern Greece over ancient coins

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the northern Greek town of Pieria on Saturday and charged with attempting to illegally sell ancient coins over the internet.

During a raid on his home, police seized 19 coins and two bronze objects.

According to archaeologists at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria, 16 of the coins are dated between the 4th century BC and Roman times.

'Why not do it?'

"If I can do something, why not do it?" Maritsa Mavrapidi asked a journalist in 2015, when a flood of desperate people from the shores of Asia Minor arrived on Greece's eastern Aegean islands. She was one of a group of three elderly women who were photographed as one fed a baby with a bottle of milk shortly after it arrived on Lesvos with its mother and many other refugees.

Komotini-Alexandroupolis train service disrupted after river flood

Train services between the northern Greek cities of Komotini and Alexandroupolis were suspended on Thursday after a local river burst its banks in the area near the village of Venna, in the regional unit of Rhodope.

Railway operator Trainose said the route is being serviced by buses. 

Fresh storm system brings more bad weather

Boats stayed tied up at the marina of Kavala in northern Greece on Wednesday as a cold snap brought more snowfall. Although temperatures lifted in some parts of the country, winds intensified, prompting authorities to ban ferry departures, including from Piraeus to the eastern Aegean, Cyclades, Crete and Dodecanese islands. Ferries also remain moored in Zakynthos and Cephalonia in the Ionian.

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