Tourism in Greece

Migrant rescue operation under way south of Crete

A coast guard operation is underway south of the island of Crete Wednesday following the discovery of a sailing vessel carrying dozens of undocumented migrants.

According to reports, the boat is carrying 80 individuals on board. They are expected to be transported to either Kali Limenes in Iraklio or Agia Galini in Rethymno.

Seven children test positive for strep A infection

Seven children from the same northern city as a boy who died after contracting strep A have tested positive for the infection, according to the president of the public hospital staff union POEDIN.

A prosecutor has already ordered an inquiry into the death of the 7-year-old boy from Naoussa, which occurred in a Thessaloniki hospital.

Culture Ministry staff unions announce work stoppage on Wednesday

The five staff unions of the Culture Ministry said on Tuesday they intend to continue their labor action against a law altering the operation of Greece's five major state-run museums (the National Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Museum of Byzantine Culture), and announced a work stoppage for Wednes

Not tourists but residents: Slow travelers join local communities

"Slow travel" stands in contrast to the mass tourism that is overwhelming an increasing number of destinations in Greece. Three entrepreneurs, a Brazilian, a Canadian and a Greek, cater to a clientele who want to immerse themselves in a local culture and take the time to do so: This means, among other things, sending children to local schools.

Synoikismoi | Elefsina | June 9-28

A festival within the ongoing Eleusis European Capital of Culture 2023 program, Synoikismoi, named after the Greek word for an amalgamation of tribes, villages or towns, celebrates the western Attica city and its denizens. Using different venues across Elefsina, the multimedia event features dance, music, theater, performance art, food and much more.

Costakis Collection | Thessaloniki | June 8 – November 12

The Thessaloniki Museum of Modern Art takes over the Moni Lazariston venue with an exhibition of pieces and archives from its famed Costakis Collection of Russian avant-garde art - arguably one of the best of its kind in the world. "50+1 Stories" goes back to the Greek collector's archives to explore the entire era and how it was expressed in different forms of art.

Two injured in Kefalonia helicopter’s emergency landing

Two people onboard a small private helicopter were lightly injured when they were forced to make an emergency landing on the island of Kefalonia, western Greece, on Thursday morning, the local press reported.

The two passengers, both Greek nationals aged around 60, are reportedly in good health but were transferred to the Argostoli Hospital for a medical examination. 

Two unexploded WWII naval mines found off central Greece

Two unexploded World War II naval mines were found by a fisherman in the coastal area of the region of Larissa, central Greece, on Thursday, state-run broadcaster ERT reported.

The mines were found at a depth of 10 and 11 meters, respectively, some 500 meters from shore of the popular Kastri-Loutro beach, at the municipality of Tempe.