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Evia, Achaea Under Strict Lockdown; 1,410 Cases Friday

A total of 1,410 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Friday, 83 more than the 1,327 cases that were recorded in the country just one day earlier, on Thursday. Over half of cases diagnosed in Greece were found...

Coronavirus: Greece Closes Schools, Theaters, Cinemas in Achaea, Zante and Elis

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday evening that emergency preventative measures will be taken in three counties in the West of the country amid Covid19 coronavirus fears. More specifically, the regional units of Achaea, Zakynthos (Zante) and Elis (Ilia) will be...

Odontotos: Greece's Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

People in many mountainous countries in Europe and beyond are used to cog, or "rack," railways, trains which have been technically altered by the addition of cogs, or teeth, to be able to safely climb mountains. Although Greece's railway network...

Scientists Discover Greece's Largest Colony of Bats in Achaea

Scientists recently discovered one of Europe's largest and most important winter colonies of bats in Greece's Achaea county. The colony, found in a part of Limnes cave near Kastria which is closed to the public, is the largest ever to...

Fire Breaks Out in Western Greece's Achaea

A relatively large wildfire broke out in Greece's Achaea region, near Patras, in Western Greece on Monday. The fire broke out at approximately 13:35 local time on Monday in an area covered with low vegetation and cultivated land. https://twitter.com/pyrosvestiki/status/1138078216671956992 A strong presence...

New Case of Modern Day Slavery in Southern Greece

A 51-year-old Greek man in Achaea, along with a 42-year-old Romanian national, were forcing foreigners to work with no pay under inhumane conditions, while they would often intimidate them by firing shots in the air or the ground. The shocking case...

Migrants Smuggled to Italy from Achaea and Ilia

An ongoing police investigation is targeting members of a migrant smuggling operation from Greece to Italy, using the coasts of Achaea and Ilia. A 32-year-old Greek has already been arrested, while police are looking for at least two others....

Olive Trees Make Way For Railroad

The Hellenic Railways Organization (ERGOSE) will sell 17,500 olive trees from olive groves in northern Peloponnese in order to construct the new railway network. The trees are in olive groves which were expropriated along with fields in Korinthia and Achaea,...

More Arrivals at Araxos Airport in 2013

In May 2013, a rise in arrivals at the Araxos Airport was noted compared to May 2012. Araxos Airport is a civilian airport located near Cape Araxos in the Achaea prefecture and serves the city of Patras, as well...

Greek Schoolchildren Teach Generosity

Third-grade students in Demenika Senior High School, a village near Patras, taught lessons of care and generosity that will for long be remembered. The children were informed some days ago via e-mail sent to all the schools of the region...