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Greeks cooking eggs in the sun as heat wave strikes with 45C (videos)

The cooking hit of Friday: save energy, fry eggs using natural heat produced by the sun. Directly by the sun. No need for photovoltaic installations and other forms of energy saving that are expensive in the short-term even though cheap in the long-term. Highest temperatures recorded on June 30 2017 …

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Finnish tourist dies after falling into 2-meter deep ditch in Crete

A Finnish tourist has died after falling into a 2-meter deep private ditch on the side of a road in Platanias holiday village in Chania, Western Crete. The man was found by passersby on Friday morning. Firemen and rescuers recover the body of the man whose age was reported between …

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Nuts in Chania: A dangerous ‘game’ with parked vehicles

Some people have apparently found a new weird hobby that not only angers the local community, it can also set lives at risk. Several such incidents have been recorded recently in the city of Chania on the island of Crete. The new hobby of a group of brainless and obviously …

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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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Chania: Protesters hinder German neo-nazi NPD to lay wreath in WWII cemetery

Members of far-right ultranationalist “National Democratic Party of Germany” (NPD) attempted to lay a wreath at the WWII German cemetery in Chania on the island of Crete. The NPD group went to the cemetery on Sunday, just two days after the anniversary of the historic Battle of Crete, when Nazi …

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Crete: Puppy abandoned, left to die in the storm

Ι believe this little guy deserves a second chance and a special blog post. He was abandoned near the town of Chania, in Crete, amid strong rainfall and winds, left outside to die. But he was rescued by an animal lover who heard him whining and barking. “Amid the strong …

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Chania: Quadriplegic woman dies after power cut due to debts to PPC

A quadriplegic woman died after Greek Public Power Company cut off the electricity supply due to debts and the life supporting oxygen machine stopped working. The bed-ridden woman was alone at home, when the PPC team came to cut the electricity supply. The life supporting machine worked for one more …

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Ryanair to launch nine international routes from Greece

Ryanair is opening two Greece bases in Athens and Thessaloniki from where it will launch nine new routes. As part of a $280 million investment, the budget carrier will base two aircraft in Athens and one in Thessaloniki from April. Its Athens base will operate 154 weekly flights and serve …

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UPD: Powerful Earthquake 6.3R jolts Crete (video)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Western of Crete on Saturday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 4:11 p.m. on Saturday in the sea area 63 km western of Chania and 23 km below the sea surface. According to  Greek  Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3R, …

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