- 64-year-old woman went missing on Thursday after visiting archaeological site
- Her body was found with marks suggesting she had been savaged by animals
- The Foreign Office has contacted the woman’s family to provide assistance
A British woman was mauled to death by stray dogs after going missing in Greece.
Authorities found the 64-year-old tourist with marks suggesting she had been savaged by animals in the northern region of Rodopi today.
She had been missing since Thursday after returning from a visit to the Mesimvria archaeological site near Petrota Beach by foot.
The woman had been missing since Thursday after returning from a visit to the Mesimvria archaeological site by foot
The woman, who had been staying at a guest house in the nearby town of Maroneia, phoned her family in Britain to say she had been attacked by stray dogs.
They then called local authorities who launched a search, according to ERT Television.
The woman was last seen by swimmers at 4.30pm. Her body was found by police and firefighters at 10.45am local time.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: ‘We are in contact with Greek Police in relation to a British woman missing in northern Greece since Thursday.
‘We are also providing consular assistance to her family.’
There are more than a million stray dogs in Greece after many were abandoned by their owners following the financial crisis.
The Foreign Office said: ‘We are in contact with Greek Police about a British woman missing in northern Greece since Thursday.’ Pictured: Petrota Beach, near where a body was found