Subdivisions of Greece

Housemaid arrested for jewelry theft

A housemaid has been accused of stealing jewelry worth 20,000 euros from the home of a 83-year-old woman in Serres, northern Greece, where she was employed.
The 52-year-old maid was arrested on Tuesday when police found the stolen jewelry during a search of her home which was conducted after the 83-year-old filed a complaint.

Meteorologists forecast slight dip in sweltering weather

After a sweltering weekend that saw temperatures reach as high as 39 degrees Celsius in the Peloponnese, meteorologists forecast a dip early in the week. 

According to counting stations of the National Observatory of Athens, temperatures reached 38.9 in Messinia, 38.5 in Aitoloacarnania, 38.2 in Ileia, 37.7 in Agrinio and 37.3 in Trikala.

Migrant smuggler arrested after car chase

A 31-year-old migrant smuggler was arrested on Saturday after a car chase near the village of Limni outside Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

A high-speed chase began on the Egnatia highway after he ignored a request by police to pull over. However, his car, with 10 migrants inside, veered off the road into a field. He ran off but police soon caught up with him. 

Vote estimate in new poll gives ND 10.2 percentage point lead over SYRIZA

New Democracy has gained ground over SYRIZA since its landslide victory in the 26 May European Parliament poll and now has a double-digit lead over the ruling party, according to the vote estimate in a poll that was released today by Metron Analysis and was ordered by Alpha television.

ND: Sweeping victories, landslides nationwide in regional, municipal elections

Main opposition conservative New Democracy has scored its greatest victory ever in regional and municipal elections, winning 11 of the country's 13 prefectures - including a landslide two-thirds of the popular vote for New Democracy-backed Yorgos Patoulis in the enormous Attica Prefecture, which with 3.7mn residents constitutes one-third of Greece's population - and a landslide victory with two

Man attacked by fellow Britons in Zakynthos bar dies

A 35-year-old British man who was assaulted by two fellow Britons on the Greek holiday island of Zakynthos last week has died, local media reported on Thursday.

The unnamed man died at the capital's Attikon hospital, where he had to be airlifted after sustaining serious head injuriesy during a fight at a bar in the seaside party resort of Laganas.