The Foreign Ministry said it is “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in a fire at a church in Giza, Egypt,” in which at least 41 people were killed and 45 injured on Sunday. “Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes for a swift recovery to the injured,” the ministry said.
Police found €1.2 million in cash, as well as large amounts of cocaine, cannabis and other drugs, in the car that a 33-year-old former reality TV contestant forcibly drove into a courthouse parking lot on Saturday morning. Another €300,000 was subsequently recovered in a raid on the man’s home.
About 40 migrants reported by aid groups to have been stranded for days on a river islet inside a restricted military zone at the border with Turkey are located at a point “outside Greek territory,” a statement from police headquarters in Athens said on Sunday.
Police near Thessaloniki arrested a 25-year-old man on Saturday after 13 undocumented migrants were found in his passenger car. Ten of the migrants were found in the main part of the car and three in the trunk. Police spotted the car near the Lagadas junction on the Egnatia Odos, north of Thessaloniki.
Greek teams had a particularly disappointing start to their European season this month, with the poor showings and eliminations of Olympiakos and PAOK, as only Aris managed to save some face for Greece.
A Greek court on Friday handed down suspended sentences and fines to 10 fans of Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv after finding them guilty of illegal possession of flares as they headed to a Europa Conference League match against Aris.
The Municipality of Paros has lodged a complaint with the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE), complaining that constant, prolonged and unpredictable power blackouts are harming the popular Cycladic island’s tourism industry.
As public gatherings and events are allowed for the first summer since the pandemic began, the return of the traditional “panigyria,” village festivals known for their music, is in full swing throughout Greece, from Evros in the north to the southern island of Crete.
An open-air group art exhibition highlighting the scourge of gender violence is under way on the pedestrianized street of Vasilissis Olgas until Thursday, September 8 and is part of this year’s annual #NotAlone – Social Impact Campaign against all forms of abuse by ART HUB Athens.
A marble head of a child retrieved from the ashes of Smyrna, on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, is currently on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens as part of the “Unseen Museum” project which brings to the fore antiquities stored in its vaults.