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Chalkidiki: Camping gas explodes inside tent, 5 injuries

Panic in Kavouropetres, Chalkidiki, when a bottle of camping gas exploded inside a tent on Saturday. The father and one of the children of a 5-member family of Serbian tourists suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to a hospital in Thessaloniki. A second child has multiple injuries. The mother was …

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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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Greece ranks 2nd in World 2017 Blue Flag Beaches – Check List

Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced earlier this week. 486 beaches across the country received the 2017 Blue Flag beaches award. Spain came in …

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Chalkidiki Hoteliers offer extended stay free of charge for Turkish tourists

The hoteliers of Chalkidiki, northern Greece, announced that they would give Turkish tourists already in the area the possibility to extend their accommodation free of charge until the situation in their country stabilizes. According to AthensNewsAGency, the Hotel Association of Chalkidiki took the initiative to help the around 250 Turks …

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Chalkidiki: how easy is it to claim a beach as “private area”?

Some people cannot wait for the seashore legislation to pass at the Parliament and deliberately moved to call beaches their own. An owner of a land plot in Chalkidiki claimed a part of the beach Kanapitsa in Paliouri village at Kassandra peninsula. He planted cactus and prickly pears on the …

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Greek party leader urges residents to …lynch local mayor

This has certainly not happened before: that a politician, and thus a political party leader, urges people to lynch someone, in this case a local mayor. Speaking to a group of residents of Aristotelis municipality in Chalidiki, Panos Kammenos, leader of Independent Greeks ‘advised’ to lynch Aristotelis mayor Christos Pachtas: …

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Canadian Eldorado Gold hints “it may abandon Greek investment”

Greek Gold,  branch of Canadian Eldorado Gold leaves open the possibility to withdraw from Greece, justifying the reactions to gold mining in Chalkidiki and Thrace in petty interests of local communities. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, CEO of Greek Gold P. Stratoudakis said “The question is whether a country can …

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Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area. picture @katerinaelikaki Tear gas in school …

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Greek House with 25,000 Christmas Lights (video)

That’s a happy message in a debt-ridden country: a house with 25,000 Christmas lights in Nea Syllata in Chalkidiki in Northern Greece. Stamoulis and Eleni Stavrou declared a war against the economic crisis and decorated their home with flying Santas, reindeer, sleighs, sacks full of presents. A magic life like in …

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