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Missing contractor on Rhodes found dead; police arrests local hotelier

A man missing on the island of Rhodes since end of August was found dead on Tuesday morning.  Police arrested two Greek men. The missing man was murdered by a local hotelier in possible cooperation with his son. The 46-year-old contractor of Albanian origin, Tzani Topali, father of three minor …

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Rhodes seeks to attract tourists also during winter

Rhodes expects to have tourists in the island’s hotels right up to November 15, with relatively high occupancy rates, Rhodes municipal councilor Thanassis Vyrinis told state-run news agency amna on Sunday.  He expressed satisfaction with the tourism season on the island so far, stressing it broke all previous records. Vyrinis …

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Rhodes: Dutch tourists steal Greek flag, write anti-Greek slogans; arrests

Τhree foreign tourists stole a big Greek flag from its mast on a castle and wrote anti-Greek slogans. They were arrested by the authorities on the island of Rhodes. The three Dutch tourists in their early 20’s told authorities that they were drunk and did not understand what they were …

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Earthquake shakes the island of Rhodes with 4.7 R

An earthquake shook the island of Rhodes with a magnidute of 4.7 on the Richter scale at 6:48 early Friday evening. The earthquake epicenter was located in the sea areas 16 km West-South-West of Katavia and its focal depth was 17.5 km. The tremor was felt in the south of …

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21 migrants, among them six children, rescued off Rhodes (SAR video)

The Greek Coast Guard successfully carried out a search and rescue operation with two of its vessels north-east off the island of Rhodes on Sunday, rescuing 21 migrants from a sinking dinghy. Adverse weather conditions were in the area during the SAR operation, with winds blowing with intensity of 6 …

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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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Parents on Rhodes sentenced and fined for not sending child to school

A 35-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were handed a suspended 14-month prison term and fined 3,000 euros each by a court in Rhodes for not sending their 8-year-old child to primary school due to the pandemic. The parents were convicted of violating the law on compulsory attendance at kindergarten, …

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HRADF completes transaction of Afandou Golf property on Rhodes for 26.9 million euros

Hellenic Republic Asset Development fund HRADF on Thursday announced the completion of the Golf-North Afandou property conveyance on the island of Rhodes to MA Aggeliades Hellas. The HRADF’s CEO Dimitris Politis, and legal representative of MA Aggeliades Hellas George Mylonogiannis signed the closing memorandum of the transaction with the payment …

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Forest fire fronts on Rhodes abating, power largely restored

All fire fronts on the island of Rhodes was abating on Monday, with firefighting forces and volunteers battling the blaze overnight. The water dropping aircraft and helicopters assumed their operation at dawn and there was “optimism” that the wildfire will be soon be fully under control. Speaking to state broadcaster …

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