The drowning of a 60-year-old tourist in Hania on Crete on Sunday has brought to the fore the need for more lifesaver cover, as the annual average of such deaths in Greece stands at 359, either while swimming or participating in recreational activities.


15.03.2024 / 10:06

A spate of arson attacks in the area around the Athens University campus and the central neighborhood of Exarchia have left local residents wondering why police are not doing more to prevent or contain such incidents, with some even saying they are ready to take matters into their own hands.

07.03.2024 / 10:57

Health authorities announced that preventative treatment will be offered to the close contacts of three students who were diagnosed with meningococcal disease after a third case was recorded in less than three months in the University of the Peloponnese, western Greece, on Wednesday.

16.02.2024 / 22:50

L.D., aged 32, gave birth to twins by caesarean section in September. The midwives did not place the newborns on her chest, as is customary. There were other arms waiting for them with anxiety, love and emotion, a few floors above.

24.12.2023 / 22:50

Greek local government organizations reject most applications to change somebody’s surname, as the law is unclear on the reasons that justify such an action, forcing many applicants to appeal to the Council of State (CoS).

17.12.2023 / 17:34

In view of the death of six people in seven road accidents over 24 hours from Thursday through to Friday, activists are calling for stiffer penalties and reduction of speed limits.

01.11.2023 / 13:35

In response to the increasing rate of juvenile delinquency in and around the northern Athens suburb of Kifissia, parents and concerned citizens have set up the “Kifissia Watch” group to help with police work every Friday and Saturday. 

06.10.2023 / 13:06

An increasing number of people are grappling with sleep-related issues, and experts suggest that approximately a third of adults experience symptoms of insomnia at some point in their lives.

14.09.2023 / 22:30

On a hot summer’s day on August 17, 2017, university students Yiannis, aged 19, and Stella, 20, were out for a walk with their dog on a street outside the Technical University of Crete in Hania. They were happy – or at least that’s what their families want to believe.

29.08.2023 / 21:20

Greece could have prevented almost 170,000 deaths between 2000 and 2019 if it had followed Sweden’s example in combating smoking, according to the findings of the report Saving Lives Like Sweden, signed by leading experts in smoking harm reduction from around the world. 

31.07.2023 / 12:49

The trend of child-free weddings is spreading in Greece with an increasing number of couples choosing it for their own celebration, though not everyone is on board with the idea.