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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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UPD3 Village on Zakynthos evacuated as raging wildfire has burned down houses

The small village of Anafonitria in the northwest part of the island of Zakynthos is being evacuated as the raging wildfire has been threatening houses and human lives. Already some houses have been burned down. The fire broke out short before 12 noon Saturday in a forest and low vegetation …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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UPD Wildfires rage on Zakynthos, firefighters deployed from other regions

Four fire fronts have been raging on the island of Zakynthos after one more wildfire broke out in the south-west of the island Saturday afternoon. Due to the strong winds of up 6 Beaufort, the blaze in Agalas-Koiliomenou area spread quickly and went out of control. Firefighters deployed from other …

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Meningitis not ‘laughing gas’ reason UK tourist, 18, fell in coma in Malia, Crete

Not ‘laughing gas’ but infection with meningitis was the reason an 18-year-old female tourist from UK fell in coma in Malia, Crete, last week. On Zakynthos and Corfu, police has arrested 17 people and seized more than 10,000 laughing gas bulbs in recent days as authorities are determined to crack …

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Two Greek Sea Arches among World’s Top Ten

There are numerous stunning sea arches across the globe. Two of them are in Greece.”The Blue Caves” on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Sea, and the “Kleftiko Caves” on the island of Milos in the Central Aegean Sea. Kleftiko Caves These rock formations can only be reached by the sea …

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“Victor” strikes Zakynthos with unprecedented hail fall (pictures)

Low Ariadne left, Victor came. And stroke mainly the West of Greece with snow, hale and rain. The new wave of bad weather is in full development and affected many parts of the country. An unprecedented hail fall hit the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Monday morning. According to reports …

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Floods in Zakynthos: Missing man found dead

Research for man who went missing in the floods of Zakynthos have been concluded with the worst possible way: the body of the 33-year-old man was found Sunday afternoon by locals. The body of the young man was found among the mud the waters had left behind, three kilometers away …

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Rainstorms flood Athens and Zakynthos, one man missing (picts, videos)

It’s short before midnight at the square of Dafni, a suburb in southern Athens. We are sitting outdoors in a cafe, sipping on our beer, trying to recover from the punch in the stomach after having watched Ken Loach’s social drama I, Daniel Blake. We cannot resist drawing the bureaucratic …

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