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Ancient Greek Town of Lavrio Preparing to Host New Microsoft Data Center

Reports say that the ancient town of Lavrio in southeast Attica will be home to a Microsoft Data Center as part of the tech giant's one billion euro ($1.17 billion) investment in Greece which was announced in early October. During...

Large Fire Breaks Out Near Lavrio, Southeast of Athens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out on Thursday south of the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens. The fire has led to the evacuation of nearby villages, consisting mainly of vacation homes, as well as a...

New Ferry Service Connects Mainland Greece with Turkey (video)

Ferry services between Smyrna's (Izmir) Cesme district and the Lavrio port, near Athens began Sunday with a special ceremony at the Turkish Port. It is the first time that the Turkish and Greek mainlands will be connected by ferry, something...

Wildfire Southeast of Athens Leads to Refugee Camp Evacuation

Firefighters are battling Thursday to contain a wildfire which broke out near an arms factory near the town of Lavrio, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Athens. The fire service says the blaze is not directly threatening the arms...

Greek Minister: 'We are not Going to Turn Greece into a Refugee Concentration Camp'

Greece 's response to the refugee crisis will partly depend on Europe making progress with plans for the relocation of refugees, Alternate Minister for Migration Yiannis Mouzalas said in an interview with the newspaper "Avghi" on Sunday. "We are not...

Strong Winds and Snow Disrupt Greece Again, One Dead From Uprooted Tree Fall [Video]

One death and two injuries have been recorded in Greece due to deteriorating weather conditions in the eastern island of Lesvos when their car was crushed by an uprooted poplar in the road connecting the island's capital town Mytilene and...

Boat Carrying Weapons Detected in Chios

Early in the morning of July 30, the port police detected a vessel of about seven meters moving between Chios and Oinousses. A port police patrol boat rushed to the spot and immobilized it. According to the police announcement, two...