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Fire in resort hotel near Heraklion, Crete

Strong forces of the Fire Department rushed to a multi-storey resort hotel in Kokkini Hani area of Hersonissos Municipality on the island of Crete on Monday afternoon. It was short after 5 o’ clock when the Fire Service was alerted. Thick smoke rose from the hotel and was seen in …

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Two arrested in connection with fire in Amanzoe hotel in Kranidi

Two men were arrested in connection with the wildfire in Kranidi that damaged also the luxury hotel Amanzoe, police announced on Tuesdays. Τhe two suspects, a Greek and an Albanian, were carrying out electrical work at a construction site nearby. A short circuit during the work caused the fire, local …

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Hilton Hotel Athens undergoes radical reconstruction, closes end Jan

The Hilton Hotel in Athens is undergoing a radical reconstruction with the aim to be transformed into a multidimensional destination. The investment of 130 million euros will transform the historic building complex into a new complex with a new luxury hotel and several residences. The hotel  will close at the …

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Powerful explosion flattens 3-storey hotel in Kastoria, N. Greece (video)

A powerful and mysterious explosion completely destroyed a hotel in Kastoria, northern Greece, early Thursday morning. The hotel has been closed since one year. No injuries have so far been reported. The blast at 1.30 a.m, brought down the three-storey building, scattering fragments of glass and metal objects in a …

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Hotel restaurants in Greece closed on Christmas, New Year’s Eve & Day

Hotel restaurants will not be permitted to open neither on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, nor on New Year’s Eve and the New Year’s Day, Greece’s Development Ministry said on Wednesday. Reason for this decision was that several hotels advertised on social media for “reveillon and festive fine dine” during …

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Police breaks up illegal party in Athens hotel; present also 3 Olympiacos footballers

Police broke up a party that was being held in the roof garden of a hotel in blatant violation of the lockdown restrictions aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The alleged party organizer was fined with 3,000 euros. Each of the participants was also fined with €300 unnecessary …

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Zakynthos: Tourist found hanged in hotel room in Keri

A tourist was found hanged in a hotel room on the island of Zakynthos of Tuesday night. Local reports say that the woman ended her own life. The 45-year-old woman from the Czech Republic was visiting the island alone. She had booked a room in a hotel in Keri area. …

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Locals in North Greece set hotel on fire to prevent refugees’ resettlement

Far-right locals opposing the settlement of refugees and migrants in the Prefecture of Pella, western Macedonia, set on fire a hotel that would host them and burned it down, while they attacked the owners of another hotel with stones. The group resettled from the overcrowded hotspot of Moria had to …

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Thousands of positions in Greece’s hotel sector remained unfilled in 2019

While unemployment rates in Greece were high and thousands of jobs were available in Greece’s hospitality sector last year, many positions remained unfilled. According to a study presented by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) last week, 7,000 positions in Greek hotels remained unfilled. The study, conducted by …

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Fire Service: Arson was most likely the cause of fire in Athens hotel

There are very serious indications that the fire in Athenaeum Palace Hotel on Syggrou Avenue on Thursday was caused by arson, the Fire Service has said. The fire simultaneously started at three points, state broadcaster ERT TV reported on Friday morning. The arson suspicion is enhanced due to the findings. …

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Fire in Athens hotel: People trapped, 20 evacuations, 5 in hospital (UPD)

People have been trapped in balconies and the roof top of Athenaeum Palace Hotel where a fire broke out at 11:40 noon on Thursday. Strong firefighter forces rushed to the hotel on Syggrou Avenue in the district of Neos Kosmos in south Athens. The firefighters are reportedly operating on two …

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Council of State freezes 9-storey hotel project at the foot of Acropolis

Greece’s top court, the Council of State has upheld an appeal by residents of Makriyanni against a 9-storey hotel that would block the view to the Acropolis of Athens. Constructors had obtained a legal license but the project froze in March 2019 when the residents appealed to justice and other …

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Camping and hotel evacuated due to wild fire on Elafonisos

A camping site and one hotel have been evacuated when a big wild fire broke on the small island of Elafonisos between Peloponnese and Kythera on Saturday morning. Evacuees have been ordered to go to the port, media reported. However, an eyewitness said they were ordered to to go the …

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