Tourism in Greece

A deadly tradition

On Crete, gun possession is treated with a tolerance of sorts. In fact, some people are willing to even go as far as to attempt to justify the widespread possession of guns there as a local particularity of the southern Greek island. 

Turkish jets fly over Oinousses islands

A pair of Turkish fighter jets conducted an unauthorized flight over the eastern Aegean island cluster of Oinousses on Tuesday morning.

The violation of Greece's airspace was recorded at 10.27 a.m. and comes on top of a recent spate of such breaches.

The two F-16 jets flew at an altitude of 24,000 feet above the Greek islands.

Refugee camps are seething

The tension was palpable at the weekend at migrant facilities on the eastern Aegean islands of Lesvos, Samos and Chios, with asylum seekers frustrated as they are not permitted to move outside the camps and are forced to wait in line for hours for food as a result of the problems created by the coronavirus restrictions.

Turkish fighters harass Greek helicopter carrying Defense Minister

Two Turkish fighter planes engaged with and harassed the helicopter carrying Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of the National Defense General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros earlier Sunday.

The minister and chief of staff were visiting the islands of Oinousses, Agathonissi and Farmakonissi.