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538 Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Igoumenitsa-Venice Ferry

A fire broke out onboard a ferry that had initiated its trip from Greece's Igoumenitsa to Venice in Italy. The fire broke out at the fourth level of the ''Olympic Champion's'' garage, affecting two trucks that were traveling on it. According...

25 Illegal Immigrants Found at Igoumenitsa Port

A truck carrying 25 illegal immigrants was found at Igoumenitsa port. The truck was heading to Italy, leading authorities to believe that Greece was the transition point for the vehicle carrying the human cargo. The truck was supposedly carrying spare parts and...

Igoumenitsa Coast Guards Find Heroin in Van

A quantity of 15,9 kg of heroin was hidden in a camper van that would travel from the Greek port of Igoumenitsa to the Port of Ancona in Italy. Coast Guard officers and the Drug Enforcement Administration in Igoumenitsa...

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Corfu and Igoumenitsa

Αn earthquake was felt at about 8am on Sunday on the island of Corfu and nearby port-city Igoumenitsa. Geology Professor Efthymios Lekkas told private channel SKAI that the tremor measured 4.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquake had a shallow focal...

Army Officer Arrested for Carrying Illegal Migrants in Truck at Igoumenitsa Port

The coastguard of Igoumenitsa port in Western Greece arrested an army officer because he was the driver of a truck carrying illegal migrants. In particular, the truck was carrying oranges and seventy illegal migrants that were hidden in a special...

Destination Nowhere: Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa was the first stop on our journey to explore Greece’s migration situation. The town has become a hotspot for migrants, who have set-up camps on the mountainside next to the port.

Igoumenitsa Port Heroin Bust

According to Igoumenitsa port officials, 120 kilos of heroin was confiscated yesterday in an Italy bound truck holding Croatian plates. The drugs were found in packets weighting 450-500 grams each. The Serbian driver was arrested and will be held...

Hopes Fade for Ten Missing People in Greece After Fire on Ferry

Hopes are fading for the ten people who remain missing five days after a fire scorched a ferry that had been traveling from Greece to Italy. Firefighters are still fighting to put out the blaze on the Euroferry Olympia, which...

Paxos: The Greek Island of Serene Beauty in the Ionian Sea

Paxos, also called Paxoi and Antipaxoi, offers another side of Greek culture, full of art, history, and stunning landscapes.

Greek PM Writes Letter to Greek Girl Worried About Canceled Birthday Party

In late October, a ten-year-old Greek girl wrote a letter to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakios Mitsotakis shortly before he imposed a nationwide lockdown, fearing that the coming measures would mean her birthday party in November would be canceled. The Greek...

Greece to Italy Ferry Route Reopens

As Greece opens its borders to international tourists, various ferry routes between the country and Italy have also been reestablished amidst the coronavirus pandemic. On late Wednesday, July 1, a ferry route linking Italy to the Greek port city of...

Who Can Travel to Greece from the US — And How?

The decision by the European Union to extend the ban on American tourists entering the bloc until at least July 15 has alarmed thousands of Greek-Americans who were planning to visit the homeland in the summer of 2020. Greek consular...

Coronavirus: Greece on High Alert as Cases in Italy Skyrocket

Greek authorities are on high alert following the alarming outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy. As of Monday morning, at least five individuals in northern Italy have died from the disease and more than 200 active coronavirus cases have...

Coronavirus Scare to Hit Cruise Industry in Greece

Greek cruise industry insiders are increasingly alarmed about the effect of the coronavirus epidemic on the tourist industry as Chinese bookings have stopped completely and the virus has spread to Italy, a major cruise connection point with Greece. "We are...

Coronavirus: Greece on High Alert at Gates from Italy

Greek authorities have put portals from Italy on high alert. More than 100 people are confirmed to have coronavirus in Italy and in the past two days two people have died. Greece is taking emergency measures at the ports of Patras and...