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Meteorological Service issues Weather Warning for Athens and Attica

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued early afternoon Wednesday a warning of dangerous weather phenomena forecast to strike Athens and Attica. EMY warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and locally also hail. The weather phenomena are expected to last until the late evening hours of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Meteorological …

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Lightning strikes the Acropolis injuring tourists and guards (video)

Four people were injured after a lightning stroke the Acropolis of Athens during a thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. The injured have been transferred to Evangelismos hospital in the city center. The unprecedented incident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to preliminary information, the lightning stroke at the ticket counter …

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Extended opening hours for Greece’s shops over Easter time

Shops in Greece will operate with extended opening hours ahead of the East time, twoards the end of April 2019. Shops will be open as follows: April 20: Sunday (Palm Sunday) 11:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. April 21-25: Monday-Thursday 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. April 26: Good Friday 01:00 p.m. …

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Ancient Greek migrants built the famous Stonehenge, DNA reveals

Britons who built the famous Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, that is of Greeks from Asia Minor, DNA tests have revealed. Ancient skeletons have revealed that the arrival of population from the eastern Mediterranean Sea replaced the local hunter-gatherer population of British Isles. The ancestors of …

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Impressive waterspout off the island of Syros (video)

An impressive waterspout was formed close to the island of Syros in central Cyclades on Sunday afternoon. Locals and tourists in Makris Gyalos were stunned to watch how the phenomenon which is rather rare in the area. The waterspout ‘swallowed’ the sea water ςιτη ιμμενσε ποςερ and was visibly weakened …

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Ferries & ships to remain docked at Greek ports on 1. May

Ferries and ships will remain docked at Greek ports, after the union of the Greek seamen PNO declared a 24-hour strike on May 1, 2019. The strike will start at 00:01 and end at 23:59. The union has published a long list of demands to justify the strike. However, as …

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