Tourism in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24382/all en Earthquakes rattle Greece, no damage reported http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/earthquakes-rattle-greece-no-damage-reported <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two undersea earthquakes, both with a magnitude of 5.0, struck southern and western Greece on Sunday with no injuries or damage reported, the National Observatory said.</p> <p>The first quake occurred at 5:12 am (0312 GMT), some 70 kilometres (44 miles) southwest of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, followed more than two hours later by another quake about 41 kilometres (26 miles) southwest of the city of Pylos, in southern Greece.</p> <p>Greece is Europe's most seismically active country and experiences many frequent earthquakes, accounting for half of the continent's recorded quakes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/earthquakes-rattle-greece-no-damage-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regional units of Greece Tourism in Greece Zakynthos AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758035 at http://www.globalpost.com Large protest in Greece against Canadian goldmine plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/large-protest-greece-against-canadian-goldmine-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of protesters on Saturday joined a demonstration in Greece's second city Thessaloniki against a Canadian gold mining project which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment.</p> <p>Around 15,000 protesters shouted slogans against the government headed by conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in the largest demonstration on the issue so far.</p> <p>"Junta, police, Antonis Samaras," many chanted.</p> <p>Among the protesters, estimated at around 9,000 by police, was a group who marched as grim reapers, dressed in black and carrying scythes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/large-protest-greece-against-canadian-goldmine-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonis Samaras Disaster Political geography Politics Tourism in Greece AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778103 at http://www.globalpost.com Gold firm to stay in Greece despite opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/gold-firm-stay-greece-despite-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian mining firm Eldorado Gold plans to stay in Greece and create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite opposition to its investment projects in the north of the country, company officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I don't know of any company that wants to pull out that has tripled its staff in less than a year," said Petros Stratoudakis, managing director of Eldorado Gold subsidiary Hellenic Gold.</p> <p>"Does the Greek state want us? We are expressing our desire to stay," Stratoudakis told a news conference in Thessaloniki.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/gold-firm-stay-greece-despite-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Greece Labor Politics Social Issues Tourism in Greece AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799251 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek police station wrecked amid opposition to gold mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/greek-police-station-wrecked-amid-opposition-gold-mine-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of villagers trashed a police station in northeastern Greece early on Wednesday after two suspects were arrested for attacking a Canadian gold mining site, officials said.</p> <p>"A group burst in and wrecked the police station" in Ierissos village, Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias said on Skai radio.</p> <p>Residents claim police used force when arresting the two suspects in the February attack on the work site of Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian firm Eldorado Gold, a police source told AFP. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/greek-police-station-wrecked-amid-opposition-gold-mine-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Polygyros Skai 100.3 Tourism in Greece AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808757 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish yacht family rescued in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/spanish-yacht-family-rescued-greece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Greek coastguard Sunday mounted an operation including a helicopter to rescue a Spanish family of five stranded on a yacht amid gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea, the merchant marine ministry said.</p> <p>"We received a distress call from a Spanish woman on board a yacht with three children, who said her husband was on a life raft," a ministry spokeswoman told AFP.</p> <p>The woman and children were picked up by a speedboat. Her husband was later retrieved on the raft by a Super Puma helicopter as passengers from a Greek ferry looked on.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/spanish-yacht-family-rescued-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyclades Tourism in Greece AFP Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:32:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877677 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek state workers protest layoffs demanded by EU/IMF lenders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/greek-state-workers-protest-layoffs-demanded-euimf-lenders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greek municipal workers and state school teachers took to the streets of Athens on Monday to protest against the public sector layoffs that the government has promised its international lenders in exchange for bailout funds.</p> <p>Euro zone finance ministers were due to decide on Monday how to keep Greece afloat and had threatened to delay the latest 8.1 billion euro payment to Athens to put more pressure on it to enact unpopular reforms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/greek-state-workers-protest-layoffs-demanded-euimf-lenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athens Geography of Europe Tourism in Greece Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:02:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5878333 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek coastguard rescues 131 migrants off of Crete http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/greek-coastguard-rescues-131-migrants-crete <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Greek coastguard on Tuesday rescued 131 off the island of Crete after their boat began to take on water, port authorities said.</p> <p>The coastguard on the south of the island said the migrants, whose origin was not yet known, had raised the alarm by radio.</p> <p>Several boats were involved in the rescue.</p> <p>The migrants will be handed over to the Greek authorities, port police told AFP.</p> <p>The Athens News Agency said the migrants will be temporarily housed in the small town of Ierapetra in southeastern Crete.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/greek-coastguard-rescues-131-migrants-crete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crete Ierapetra Tourism in Greece AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:31:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879114 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek coastguard rescues 142 migrants off of Crete http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/greek-coastguard-rescues-142-migrants-crete <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Greek coastguard on Tuesday rescued 142 migrants off the island of Crete after their boat began to take on water, officials and reports said.</p> <p>According to the Athens News Agency, the coastguard rescued 77 men, 24 women and 38 children of Syrian and Afghan origin.</p> <p>"They have disembarked at the port of Ierapetra (in southeastern Crete) and have been taken to an indoor gym, no injuries were reported," a spokeswoman for the Merchant Marine Ministry told AFP.</p> <p>She did not identify the migrants' nationalities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/greek-coastguard-rescues-142-migrants-crete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crete Ierapetra Tourism in Greece AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:38:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879617 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek submarine hits ancient pier in Crete http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/greek-submarine-hits-ancient-pier-crete <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Greek submarine on Wednesday crashed into an ancient pier on the island of Crete, once home to the Bronze Age Minoans who are regarded as Europe's first advanced civilisation, the navy said.</p> <p>The submarine hit the ancient pier while trying to avoid ship traffic in shallow waters in the Bay of Souda, where a NATO base is also located. </p> <p>"There were no injuries among the crew and no damage to the submarine," the navy statement said, adding that the vessel had been rerouted for inspection after the accident. It did not say how badly the pier was damaged.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/greek-submarine-hits-ancient-pier-crete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crete Minoan civilization Tourism in Greece AFP Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:11:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5880286 at http://www.globalpost.com Athens halts tourism slide as protests fade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/athens-halts-tourism-slide-protests-fade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tourism to Athens has grown for the first time in six years, Greek hoteliers said on Wednesday, pointing to a lull in protests after years of debt-crisis tumult.</p> <p>"Calm in Athens over the past 12 months had positive results, and the summer period is proof of that," said Timotheos Ananiadis, deputy chairman of the association of hoteliers of the greater Athens area (EXAAA).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/athens-halts-tourism-slide-protests-fade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Attica Greece Tourism in Greece AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931082 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek militants claim responsibility for tax office bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/greek-militants-claim-responsibility-tax-office-bomb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Greek militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion outside a tax office in northern Athens that caused material damage but no injuries.</p> <p>"This is our first reaction against the state's attempt to appear as mediator and punisher of those who serve (neo-Nazi party) Golden Dawn," the group that calls itself Powers of the Revolutionary Arc said in a statement posted on anti-establishment website Indymedia Athens.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/greek-militants-claim-responsibility-tax-office-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Greece Technology Tourism in Greece War AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:41:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5955046 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek economy likely to shrink third percent in third-quarter: finance minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/greek-economy-likely-shrink-third-percent-third-quarter-finance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's economy is likely to shrink by about 3 percent in the third quarter, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Monday, easing from 3.8 percent in the previous quarter after a revival of tourist revenues.</p> <p>Such a reading would indicate that the economy, which is in its sixth year of recession, would shrink by about 4 percent this year, in line with forecasts by the government and the country's international lenders, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/greek-economy-likely-shrink-third-percent-third-quarter-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athens Geography of Europe Labor Tourism in Greece Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5966884 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven sentenced over Olympia robbery in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/seven-sentenced-over-olympia-robbery-greece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven men were sentenced by a Greek court on Wednesday in connection with a high-profile museum robbery in Olympia last year, a judicial source said.</p> <p>In February 2012, armed thieves broke into a museum dedicated to the ancient Olympic Games and made off with nearly 80 archaeological artefacts.</p> <p>In November last year, police arrested three suspects trying to sell a Bronze Age gold ring in a hotel in the western city of Patras and subsequently cracked the case, recovering the stolen items.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/seven-sentenced-over-olympia-robbery-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Greece Tourism in Greece AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:01:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5994941 at http://www.globalpost.com 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Greece, no casualties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/47-magnitude-earthquake-hits-greece-no-casualties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck close to the Greek island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea on Saturday morning, the Athens Observatory said. </p> <p>According to local media, no casualties nor damages were reported. </p> <p>The epicentre of the quake that struck at 06:13 local time (04:13 GMT) was recorded between the island of Zakinthos and the port of Killini at a depth of five kilometres (three miles).</p> <p>Greece is one of Europe's most earthquake-prone countries.</p> <p>str/od/lc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Greece Tourism in Greece Zakynthos AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040660 at http://www.globalpost.com 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Greece, no casualties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/47-magnitude-earthquake-hits-greece-no-casualties-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck close to the Greek island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea on Saturday morning, the Athens Observatory said. </p> <p>According to local media, no casualties nor damages were reported. </p> <p>The epicentre of the quake that struck at 06:13 local time (04:13 GMT) was recorded between the island of Zakinthos and the port of Killini at a depth of five kilometres (three miles).</p> <p>Greece is one of Europe's most earthquake-prone countries.</p> <p>str/od/lc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Greece Tourism in Greece Zakynthos AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040663 at http://www.globalpost.com