Tag: Lesvos

Stricter Covid-19 restrictive measures for Lesvos announced
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Stricter Covid-19 restrictive measures for Lesvos announced

Panos - Aug 24, 2020

Greek authorities have announced the implementation of extra-ordinary measures for the island of Lesvos for the control of the spread of the Covid-19. Based on the new…

Small Orthodox Christian chapel in Lesvos vandalised – Locals blame immigrants
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Small Orthodox Christian chapel in Lesvos vandalised – Locals blame immigrants

Panos - Mar 03, 2020

Residents of Moria are outraged after discovering the small chapel of St. George in Moria, Lesvos had been vandalised. The little Christian Orthodox chapel had been trashed,…

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Lesvos Court changes refugee trans female’s name and sex details

Panos - Feb 20, 2019

The Mytilene District Court allowed the legal change of identification details for a female transgender refugee on Tuesday, as the transgender support association and a legal team…

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Twenty-nine buildings in Plomari, Lesvos evacuated following landslide

makis - Nov 26, 2018

A meeting of experts held in the town of Plomari in Lesvos on Sunday, following a landslide on the island, has decided to evacuate 29 buildings, of…

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Massive security operation on Lesvos for Greek PM Tsipras’ visit to crisis-battered isle

Panos - May 03, 2018

More than 300 law enforcement personnel will accompany and surround Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday during his same-day visit and address on the eastern Aegean…

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Bodies found on Lesvos belonged to Turkish family escaping Erdogan regime

makis - Nov 23, 2017

The mystery of the identity of three bodies that had recently washed up on the shores of Lesvos at the Madamados beach has been solved after they…

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Riots break out in Lesvos with refugees and migrants

makis - Nov 20, 2017

Riots broke out last night at the Lesvos refugee-immigration reception and identification centre in Moria. According to police sources, the incident started at midnight and lasted until…

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Conditions on Lesvos “explosive”, as refugees approach 6,000

makis - Sep 12, 2017

The living conditions on the island of Lesvos for the refugees and migrants are rapidly deteriorating, as the number of people arriving are rising. According to the…

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Riots at Lesvos refugee hotspot underway

makis - Jul 10, 2017

Riots have broken out at the Moria refugee reception facility on the island of Lesvos. According to reports, the rebellion started when a group of immigrants moved…

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3.7 tremor off the coast of Lesvos

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, Monday morning at 8.54am. The tremor was located south of the island and…

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4.8 earthquake hits off Lesvos coast

Panos - Jun 22, 2017

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded southeast off the coast of the island of Lesvos, according to the National Geodynamic Institute on Thursday morning. The tremor had…

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Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The island of Lesvos has drifted 4.4 cm away from the island of Chios as a result of the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12, scientists…

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Lesvos earthquake: Victim bed ridden during tremor (video)

makis - Jun 13, 2017

Eleni, 43, the unfortunate woman who was crushed under the rubble of her house in the village of Vrisa after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the…

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Lesvos rocked by early morning tremor

makis - Feb 23, 2017

The eastern Aegean island of Lesvos was jolted early on Thursday morning by an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute,…

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Second strong quake, measuring 5.3 Richter, hits Lesvos

makis - Feb 06, 2017

A second strong quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, shook Lesvos at 1 p.m. on Monday just a few hours after a 5.1-magnitude tremor hit the…

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Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

A 46-year-old Syrian man was found dead in his tent in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos on Saturday morning. He was the second person to die…

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Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos have announced that the money from the 2016 Olof Palme prize awarded to its mayor and his counterpart in…

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Lesvos groups to lobby against more migrant camps

makis - Dec 21, 2016

Professional groups on Lesvos have decided to come together to lobby for the island – where most refugees arriving from Turkish shores make landfall – not to…

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Lesvos: 12 Syrian and Afghan refugees enroll in school

makis - Nov 10, 2016

Twelve children refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have enrolled in the 8th primary school of Mytilene on Lesvos. According to the Ethnos newspaper, the 12 refugee children…

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Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says

Panos - Sep 28, 2016

Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. "The four minors, aged 16 to…