Wednesday , December 7 2022
Home / Tag Archives: local

Tag Archives: local

Greece bans again local festivals to contain spread of coronavirus

Greece has decided to temporary suspend local festivals  and similar public gatherings following health experts recommendations in order to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country. According to the joint ministerial decision published on Tuesday, July 14, the temporary ban is valid for the period of July 13 until …

Read More »

ND’s sweeping victory in regional and municipality elections 2019

New Democracy managed another sweeping victory in the second round of regional and municipality election on Sunday, June 2, 2019, just a month ahead of the general elections. SYRIZA suffered another defeat and managed to elect just 5 out of the 67 municipalities in Attica and 8 out of 332 …

Read More »

Tourists stranded on Diapontia islands off Corfu after ferryboat mechanical failure

Greek and foreign tourists have been stranded on the small islands North off Corfu in the Ionian Sea since Saturday.  A mechanical failure of the small ferry boat that connect the islands Mavraki, Erikoussa and Othoni with Corfu has halted the service. By Tuesday, locals are also desperate as they …

Read More »

Local traditions in Crazy Greek Carnival – Patras Carnival Live

Sunday is the peak of Apokries but also the end of  ‘crazy’ Greek carnival. The word Αποκριά literally means “off meat”, without meat and marks the beginning of Lent that starts on Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Easter Lent., where people are supposed to eat only cheese …

Read More »

Shop-owner beats tax officer conducting audits on Patmos island

A local shop-owner beat tax officers conducting audits on the island of Patmos, Dodecanese, on Saturday.  It needed the intervention of two ministers so that local authorities detain the perpetrator. The three tax auditors had arrived on the island of Apocalypse in the context a ‘tax evasion safari’ launched by …

Read More »

200 earthquake-hit locals sleep on the streets after tourist season opened on Lesvos

Some 200 people, residents of the village largely destroyed by the earthquake, are back on the streets, seeking a place to sleep. They were staying in hotels and touristic rooms since the earthquake with 6.4 R stroke the island of Lesvos on June 12 2017  and destroyed the majority of …

Read More »

Moria: Local threatens refugees & migrants with rifle

A local resident of the village of Moria on Lesvos grabbed a rifle and threatened to shoot at refugees and migrants standing outside the hot spot that was burned down on Monday evening. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, when the 84-year-old man appeared with his rifle in front of refugees …

Read More »