Tourism in Greece

Hirings on the way at island hospitals, minister says

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Thursday announced a legislative initiative to facilitate the immediate hiring of medical staff at the hospitals on the eastern Aegean islands that bear the brunt of migration influx.
Speaking on Alpha TV, Kikilias said that the hospitals needed to be supported because they were originally designed to serve the needs of the local population.

The price of progress

Like it or not, the world is always changing and these changes are not always fair - whatever that might mean - or what we predicted or desired. The same can be said for the real estate market. In Halkidiki, northern Greece, for example, the custom back in the day was to endow the daughters with barren coastal fields while keeping the green and fertile land further inland for the sons.

Two arrested for vandalizing church in Thessaloniki

Police say two suspects have been arrested for vandalizing the Metropolitan Church in the center of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
The incident took place at 3.30 a.m. Wednesday when a group of self-styled anarchists splashed paint and scattered fliers in the churchyard.
A motive was not immediately known.

Undersea quake rattles Karpathos island

An undersea earthquake rattled Greece's southern Aegean island of Karpathos on Friday, but there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.
The National Observatory's Geodynamic Institute gave a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 for the quake.
The quake occurred at 6.02 p.m. at a depth of 12.6 kilometers. The epicenter was located 39 kilometers northwest of Karpathos.

Protests in Greece over New Refugee Centers

Greek administrative officials and residents of the five Greek Aegean islands accommodating refugees and migrants have staged a protest in Athens against plans to build new camps.

Dozens of protesters from the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos Leros and Kos gathered in front of the interior ministry, carrying placards against projects for new refugee camps.