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‘Absolutely boiling’: Τourists dejected as heat shuts Athens Acropolis again

Scorching temperatures on Wednesday prompted authorities in Athens to again shut down the Acropolis, the country’s most visited tourist attraction — to the frustration of tourists missing out at the …

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Greek MEP jailed in Albania vows to ‘fight for democracy’

A Greek MEP jailed in Albania for vote-buying on Monday vowed to “fight for democracy” after being granted temporary leave to attend the European Parliament’s inaugural session this week. Fredi …

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Greece fears water shortages after warmest winter ever

After Greece’s warmest winter and earliest heatwave on record, authorities are sounding the alarm over the risk of dire water shortages in the heat of the Mediterranean summer. “Would you …

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Albania allows imprisoned Greek MEP to attend Strasbourg session

Albania on Sunday authorised a dual Greek national imprisoned on charges of electoral corruption to travel to France to take part in the European Parliament’s inaugural session as a Greek …

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Key dates in Cyprus’s post-independence history

This month marks 50 years since the dramatic events of 1974 left the Mediterranean holiday island of Cyprus divided to this day. On July 15, 1974, the military junta then …

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Five things to know about Cyprus

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided along ethnic lines since Turkish troops invaded its northern third in 1974. The internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus, which controls the …

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At NATO, Mitsotakis raises concern over North Macedonia name use

Greece’s leader said Tuesday he would raise concerns at a NATO summit over North Macedonia’s backtracking under a new nationalist government on an agreement over its name. Greece in 2018 …

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Hospital evacuated after wildfire breaks out in Greece

A wildfire fuelled by strong winds broke out in the Greek port city of Patras on Tuesday, authorities said, forcing a children’s hospital and residents of several localities to evacuate. …

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Greek opposition slams six-day working week as ‘disgrace’

Greece’s main opposition party Syriza said Tuesday that the recent introduction of a six-day working week for certain companies was a “disgrace”. The measure was brought into force by the …

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Greece records hottest June in over six decades: researchers

Greece recorded in 2024 its hottest June since 1960, a researcher said Tuesday, as the Mediterranean nation braces for a season of heatwaves and wildfires. The average temperature in Greece …

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