Subdivisions of Greece

Canadian wanted in Poland arrested at Greek-Bulgarian border

A 38-year-old Canadian national wanted in Poland on charges of participating in a criminal gang and money laundering has been arrested at Promachonas in Serres, northern Greece, authorities said on Monday.
According to reports he was arrested at the Bulgarian border on Sunday night on a European arrest warrant.

Authorities to unveil safety measures for Navagio beach following rockfall

Seven months after the landslide at the iconic Navagio (shipwreck) beach on the Ionian island of Zakynthos which left one tourist injured, a geology expert said Greek authorities are ready to install safety measures to protect visitors from potential danger.

Island of Salvation | Corfu | To May 5

During World War I, Corfu became associated with one of the most tragic chapters in the history of Serbia. In 1916, the Ionian island hosted the Serbian army as well as civilians retreating from the snow-covered Albanian mountains. The island became a place of salvation for many of the run-down and unwell fighters. The exhibition "Far Away... The Island of Salvation...

Eight arrested over illegal antiquity dig in Serres

Eight people who were arrested for digging illegally inside an archaeological site near the city of Serres in central Macedonia were led before a prosecutor on Tuesday.
The suspects, aged 31 to 61, were detained on Sunday afternoon for digging a 30-meter underground tunnel under the Monastery of Taxiarchis Mihail in the area of Efkarpia, hoping to find antiquities.

Drug runners arrested in Kastoria and Thesprotia

Police in Kastoria, northern Greece, on Thursday announced the confiscation of 68.8 kilograms of hashish after a car being driven by a 45-year-old foreign national was stopped and inspected.
The man was arrested by border guards on Wednesday after a check on the vehicle turned up four rucksacks containing 57 packages of the drug.

This way to safety

Waves lash the Tourlitis lighthouse off the Aegean island of Andros Thursday amid strong winds. Built in 1887, the lighthouse, which sits atop a spindly rock spire, is known as Greece's first automated lighthouse which could function without a keeper. Following its destruction during World War Two, it was rebuilt in 1994 with funding from the Goulandris family.