Tourism in Greece

Man accused of beating wife's ‘ex-lover’ to death

A 54-year-old Greek man faced a prosecutor on Monday charged with the fatal beating of a 40-year-old foreign national on the Ionian island of Ithaki on Saturday.

The alleged perpetrator's 42-year-old wife, who was present at the time of the beating, notified police after finding the 40-year-old dead in a hotel room on Sunday.

At least 658 rescued in the Aegean since Friday

At least 658 migrants and refugees were rescued in 20 separate operations in the eastern Aegean between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Greek coast guard said.
In the same period, a total of 730 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kastellorizo (or Megisti) after crossing from Turkey, the coast guard said.

Decongestion of Aegean islands continues

As government efforts to decongest overcrowded camps on the islands of the eastern Aegean continue, 36 refugees and migrants from Lesvos and seven from Chios arrived by ferry at the port of Piraeus at 6.30 a.m. on Friday.
Another 18 refugees and migrants from Kos and 51 from Leros arrived at Piraeus on a separate ferry at 8.05 a.m.

Probe launched after pupil pulls out gun at Irakleio school

Police on Crete launched an investigation after a secondary school pupil in the area of Mesara, near the port of Irakleio, pulled out a gun on the school premises. 

The local police were notified immediately by school staff and were looking into the exact circumstances of the incident that led to no injuries as the pupil did not fire the gun.  

Transfers of refugees and migrants from the islands continue

As government efforts to decongest overcrowded camps on the islands of the eastern Aegean continued, 72 refugees and migrants from Chios and 69 from Leros arrived by ferry at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning.

The new arrivals boarded coaches that will transfer them to accommodation facilities on the mainland, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

View from Olympus | Thessaloniki | November 8

The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Miltos Logiadis and with Konstantinos Destounis on piano and Alexej Gerassimez on percussion, presents John Psathas' award-winning "View from Olympus." Widely considered one of the three most important living composers of the Greek diaspora, Psathas was born and lives in New Zealand, where he has achieved a level of international success u