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Torrential rains flood Chalkidiki, thunder kills shepherd in Western Greece

Barometric low ‘Medusa’ swept through the middle leg of Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) on Monday, flooding roads and camping areas, basements and hotel rooms. Boats sank and camping trailers were swept away. Media report of tourists who fled the area thus causing traffic jam on the roads. The region of Chalkidiki attracts …

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Athens Metro extensions create jobs, cut pollution, says the EU

Four projects to extend and improve the Athens Metro system are stimulating the economy and improving air quality in the Greek capital. The metro system, which currently consists of three connecting lines, has, over the last two decades, helped to transform the city’s transport by reducing traffic congestion, reducing smog …

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Snowstorm on the Mt. Olympus in the middle of Greek summer

A snowstorm started on the Mount Olympus in the early morning hours of Monday although the calendar shows July 17th. With an elevation of 2,918 m  Mt Olympus is the highest mountain of Greece located on the border between Macedonia and Thessaly, some 80km south of Thessaloniki. Temperature fell sharply …

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