Tourism in Greece

Migration pressure building

A spike in migrant flows over the last month to islands in the northern and eastern Aegean has put fresh pressure on the country's already overcrowded reception centers, to the frustration of Greek authorities which are reportedly exploring different options.

Local authorities to assume oversight of risky quad bikes

The circulation of all terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes, which have become increasingly popular in summer holiday destinations but are often involved in accidents, is to henceforth be monitored by local authorities, according to a Transport Ministry decision that was made public on Tuesday.

Fire suspect arrested on Leros

A 20-year-old foreign national was arrested on Saturday and charged with starting Friday's fire on the southeastern Aegean island of Leros.

The fire began in the area of Merikia and soon spread, burning more than 4 hectares of pine forest.

The suspect, who is a resident of the island, appeared before a prosecutor on the nearby island of Kos.