In the wake of last week’s murder of 54-year-old engineer/surveyor Panagiotis Stathis in Athens, police authorities are coming down heavily on rival gangs vying for dominance in areas such as entertainment, catering and property sales on the island of Mykonos. 

09.07.2024 / 11:06

Police have unraveled a criminal gang of people employed in the civil service that extorted or aided catering establishments and hotels to skirt the law, for building permits, the use of tables and seating and other illegalities.

06.07.2024 / 13:35

In one of the first court decisions based on the new legal framework regarding arson, a 63-year-old pensioner who was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 10,000 euros for the fire he caused by negligence in Sidirounta on the island of Chios will remain in custody until the appeal is heard.

26.05.2024 / 22:31

Authorities are examining a possible link of a fire last week at a food factory with a case of mass food poisoning (gastroenteritis) of elementary school pupils in Lamia, central Greece. 

23.05.2024 / 19:10

Grape cultivation served as supplementary income to the once-bustling mining industry. Decades ago, the pits were abandoned before the vineyards. Nowadays, tourism dominates like a monoculture.

20.05.2024 / 20:28

Over 3.5 million people in Greece use TikTok, according to data provided to Kathimerini by the social media giant. Moreover, the data shows that approximately 67% of TikTok users in the country are over 25 years old.

16.05.2024 / 11:15

Almost a year after the deadly shipwreck some 80 km southwest of the town of Pylos in southern Greece, nine Egyptians will stand trial Tuesday before a criminal appeal court in Kalamata.

14.05.2024 / 14:29

Banknotes stolen from the Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi in 2017 have turned up in Larissa, central Greece. The discovery was made a few days ago when a man tried to exchange €40,000 at a branch of the Bank of Greece.

27.04.2024 / 16:55

The younger Olympiakos fans who took part in the incidents in the Renti district of Athens last December that led to the death of a police officer outside a stadium during a volleyball match have been described by the police as the “strike force.”

08.04.2024 / 12:14

“I had hoped Georgia would be the last,” says Maria Poutou. Her 43-year-old sister called their mother asking for help one night last December, after a beating from her 71-year-old partner that left her with a fractured leg.

04.04.2024 / 08:28

The commander of the Agioi Anargyroi Police Department in northern Athens that received a complaint by a woman who was being threatened by her former partner and subsequently murdered on Monday night, and the 100 emergency dispatch operator whom she called asking for a police escort to her home were both suspended on Wednesday.

31.03.2024 / 18:40

The investigation of special appellate investigator Sotiris Baikamis into the deadly collision between a freight and a passenger train at Tempe in central Greece on February 28, 2023 is continuing with the appointment of a new expert.

24.03.2024 / 09:23

On December 19, 1992, robbers drilled holes in the basement wall of what was then an Ergasias Bank branch in central Athens, opened hundreds of safes and removed valuables, cash and bonds worth billions of drachmas – millions of euros today.