Tourism in Greece

KAS approves ministry plan for maximum building height around Acropolis Hill

The board of Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the country's top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, approved unanimously on Tuesday a proposal by the Environment Ministry to set the maximum height for buildings in the vicinity of the Acropolis Hill at 21 meters, Kathimerini understands.

Guns on Crete set back Greek efforts to save lives

All the road signs in the mountain villages in the regional unit of Rethymno on the island of Crete are riddled with bullet holes. Visitors stop to take pictures of what is in the eyes of many a sign of Cretan exoticism, usually with a mix of awe and shame. What kind of places are these, where primitive customs like the vendetta still survive in 2020?

Moderate quakes off Crete and Zakynthos

Two undersea quakes occurred off Greek islands on Saturday, the first in the Aegean, off Crete, and the second in the Ionian Sea close to Zakynthos.

The first tremor, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, struck the seabed off the southeastern coast of Crete at 5.30 a.m., according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory.

Athens on alert over Ankara moves in Aegean

Athens is on alert over attempts by Ankara to press a revisionist agenda, most recently by issuing navigational warnings (NAVWARNS) which were seen as an attempt to obstruct the Greek naval training exercise "Kataigida '20" that was originally scheduled to begin Monday.

All military exercises were postponed over the weekend amid concern over the spread of coronavirus.

Eartquake 4.4 on Richter in the Island of Zakynthos

A tremor measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded just after 14:00 on Saturday, in the sea off the island of Zakynthos. According to the Athens Geodynamic Insitute, the epicentre of the quake was in the sea southwest of the island at a focal depth of 10 km. No injuries or damage have been reported./