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Locals and tourists may return to certain villages on Rhodes

Residents and tourists of specific towns and villages in eastern Rhodes may return to their accommodations, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said through the emergency 112 system on Thursday, July 27, 2023.. Specifically, the following areas are safe from fires and evacuated persons may return to: Malona, Charaki, …

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Fire in West Αttica out of control: desperate locals, highway closed (videos)

Desperate residents in Nea Zoi village, western Attica, have been crying for help as the flames approach their homes early Tuesday afternoon. They complained to Skai TV that have not seen any firefighter or engines or even water-dropping aerial means to halt the fire front heading to their village. Confused …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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New high in Greece: 65 new coronavirus cases, total reach 4,401

A new high in coronavirus infections on Thursday with Greece’s health authorities to have announced 65 new confirmed cases. The majority of the new cases have been detected at the country’s entry gates and among the crew of one tanker vessel. The daily growth form Wendesday to Thursday is at …

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26 new coronavirus cases in Greece, 10 among tourists; total 4135

Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday evening 26 new confirmed coronavirus cases, with 10 of them to have been detected among tourists. According to the official statement, total infections in Greece stand at 4,135 and the death toll remains 201. The growth from Thursday to Friday is 0.6%. The majority …

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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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Chaos on Lesvos: Locals with guns against riot police in military barracks

Chaos on the island of Lesvos with the situation to have escalated almost to civil unrest: Locals armed with guns teared down entrance of military barracks where six riot police squads have sought shelter. The squads are being ordered to spend the night in the barracks after angry locals have …

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Shocking video: Angry locals raid hotel, beat riot policemen on Chios

The already tense situation on the island of Chios went completely out of control on Wednesday when a group of angry locals raided a hotel where riot policemen from Athens are accommodated. They first entered the rooms that were empty and threw away from windows and balconies everything they found …

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Islanders respond to police violence with general strike; Lawsuit for environment disaster

The Regional government of the North Aegean Region, the municipality on Lesvos and the local Workers’ Center have called for a general strike on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The decision comes amid clashes between locals and riot police deployed from Athens over the new closed migration centers. An announcement issued …

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Moria residents occupy public building, asylum seekers stage new protest

Locals are angry, asylum seekers are exhausted. Both groups have reached the limits of their patience. Residents of the village Moria symbolically occupied the building of the General Secretariat of the Aegean & Islands Policy on Tuesday morning as a response to the unprecedented incidents and protest by asylum seekers …

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Flooding phenomena force locals to abandon their homes in Evia

Dozens of o houses have been flooded, fruit and vegetable crops have been destroyed, the road network in many places is inaccessible and dangerous because the water height exceeds one meter in some areas. Residents in Liani Ammos, Agia Eleousa and Dokos are desperate and abandon their homes and businesses …

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One more body recovered under the debris, death toll increases to 21

The body of a man was recovered from the mud and debris at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He was found near the stream close to the depot of the Mandra Municipality. In a machine-shop nearby two more bodies were recovered in the last days. With the tragic discovery on …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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Locals clash with police in Kos over Hot Spots, Sindos municipality threatens to occupy the refugees’ camp

Residents on the island of Kos in Eastern Aegean Sea and the municipality of Sindos in Northern Greece vehemently oppose the establishment of Hot Spots and Refugee camps. In Kos, a group of hot spot protesters clashed with police on Saturday. Clubs, teargas and even “unbelievable threats” ended in the …

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