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Extreme weather phenomena leave Symi without power, strike Rhodes and Nafplio (videos, picts)

Powerful rainstorms with gusty winds, hail-falls and lightening  have been striking the islands of Rhodes and Symi in the south-eastern Aegean Sea on Monday. Especially hit is the small remote island of Symi that remains without power for several hours by now. Video posted earlier on Facebook by Symi resident …

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Turkey fuels tension with Greece with outrageous statements and actions

For one more time, Turkey has been fueling tension with Greece with a series of outrageous statements and actions. During a visit to North-East Greece, a Turkish Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the Muslim minority in Thrace were “Turkish citizens.” At the same time, Ankara sent a military helicopter over …

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Mini tornado strikes in hotel swimming pool in Rhodes (video)

A mini-tornado stroke in the swimming pool of a posh hotel in Lindos on the island of Rhodes on October 10th. The freak weather had sun umbrellas flying, branches of palm trees were blown around and sunbathers just stunned or tried to seek shelter from the flying objects. The footage …

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Oldest member of Greece’s National Guard is 92 years old

The oldest member of the Greek National Guard is 92 years old and lives on the island of Rhodes. His name is Zisimos Brantis. He met Minister of Defense, Panos Kammenos, during the Military Drill “Parmenion 2017”. “In 1974, I was at the fort waiting but unfortunately no Turk came …

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Municipality of Rhodes awards loyal tourists from Denmark, UK and Germany

The Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes awarded several tourists from Denmark, England, Scotland and Germany for being “loyal” visitors to the Knights’ island. More than 20 tourists received Awards of Honorary Distinctions of the Friends of Rhodes at a ceremony hosted at the City Hall of Rhodes. The …

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A message in a bottle from Rhodes reaches Gaza in six weeks

Amazing story. A young British couple on holiday in Rhodes writes a message in a bottle and toss it into the sea on July 4th. The bottle travels 500 miles across the eastern Mediterranean Sea and reaches Gaza six weeks later. A local fisherman finds the message in the bottle …

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Earthquake 5.2R rattles Rhodes and neighboring islands in SE Greece

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:30 pm on Wednesday in the sea area between the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in Southeast Greece. The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Rhodes as well as in parts of the islands of …

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ALERT: German tourist, 35, missing on the island of Rhodes

A German tourist has been missing since Sunday,  21st August 2016. Sergej Enns, 35, was spending vacations on the island of Rhodes with his family. On that Sunday morning, he left the hotel where the family was staying and has been missing ever since. He is facing health problems. According …

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Taxman chases Chinese beach masseur into the sea

The Greek Finance Ministry is determined to combat tax evasion and has launched a control operation preferably in the touristic areas of the country – which are notorious for selling goods and services without issuing receipts Devoted to combat tax evasion, police and tax controllers have joined forces for a …

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