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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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The Fish is Free! Medicane Zorbas destroys fish farms, locals go fishing

Thousand of doradoes have been set free to swim in fish eternity… if only it wasn’t the locals of Evia who rushed to catch the fresh fish. Medicane Zorbas destroyed fish farms in the sea area of Evia and set free more than 150,000 fish. While there is no scientific …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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Three people missing in Evia as Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece

Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece and leaves behind chaos: flooded towns and villages, swollen rivers and streams, collapsed bridges, damaged infrastructure, areas without electricity. Three people are reportedly missing on Sunday in North Evia, that was hit by torrential rains in the night form Saturday to Sunday. Police and …

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Medicane Zorbas: Germans tourists abandon yacht before it crashes on rocks (vid)

A group of German tourists abandoned a yacht that was heading to the rocks of the shore of Kyparisi in Lakonia, South Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, nine people, all German nationals, were on board of the yacht and all are well and safe. The yacht crashed on …

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Surfers defy warnings and tame waves of Medicane Zorbas (video)

Mediterranean Cyclone? A fear-morning cyclone? Rough sea and high waves? No problem. A couple of fearless surfers decided to tame Medicane Zorbas and its waves and enjoy their favorite sports. The surfers were spotted on Saturday morning in the bay next to the port of  Marathopoli in Messinia, one of …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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Medicane Zorbas: Greece’s Civil Protection Cyclone Warning

Greece’s Civil Protection authorities are on high alert awaiting for the Mediterranean Cyclone to strike the country. Fire Service. Police, Coast Guard  and other state bodies are on alert to deploy teams to areas most hit by the Medicane. There is a sailing ban for ferries to the Aegean Sea …

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From “Xenophon” to “Zorbas”: Medicane Forecast Sept 27-30/2018

From barometric low “Xenophon” to Medicane “Zorbas.” Stormy winds blowing with intensity 9 and 10 Beaufort are sweeping across Greece and ferries remained docked for second consecutive day on Thursday. On several islands schools remained closed on Thursday and will remain closed also on Friday as Xenophon will keep sweeping …

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Composer Mikis Theodorakis discharged from hospital in Athens

After almost three weeks in hospital Mikis Theodorakis returned home on Thursday. The 94-year-old composer was hospitalized since February 26, when he was rushed to hospital with dyspnoea and tachycardia on recurrent atrial fibrillation. On March 8, he received a pacemaker. He remained hospitalized receiving intravenous medication and was discharged …

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Iconic Dromeas to fall victim of “cultural exchange” between Athens and Skopje?

The iconic glass sculpture of Dromeas, the Runner, is to fall victim of a so-called cultural exchange between Athens and Skopje. Its creator, sculptor Costas Varotsos denounced that the Greek Culture Ministry plans to send Dromeas to Skopje and receive, instead, one of the many sculptures of Alexander the Great …

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Mikis Theodorakis hospitalized with heart condition, doctors cautious

Famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has been hospitalized since last week after suffering a a heart condition. Initial media information speak of atrial fibrillation. The 94-year-old remains in a private hospital in the North suburbs of Athens on Thursday, where doctor treat the heart condition with medication. Doctors reportedly remain …

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Ministries to review building permissions of multi-story hotels close to Acropolis

The residents’ strong reactions to the construction of two multi-story hotel buildings at the foot of Acropolis forced two Greek Culture Ministry to take action and review the building permissions of these two investment projects. The Ministries of Culture & Sport and Environment & Energy will cooperate in order to …

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Who owns the Acropolis of Athens? An “unknown owner”…

The Acropolis of Athens narrowly escaped the risk to be target of property hunters after the Culture Ministry failed to claim the ownership on time. In the Hellenic Cadastre it was registered to have an “unknown owner.” This grave mistake was discovered during the second stage of Land & Property …

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Greece to British Museum: “Fischer’s views are remnants of colonialism”

Views about the legitimate ownership of the Parthenon Marbles as they have been expressed by the director of the British Museum Hartwig Fischer are “remnants of colonialism, ignore the international debate and the Declarations of Unesco,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said on Saturday. Fischer’s statement of “legitimate ownership” demonstrates …

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107 tornadoes and waterspouts recorded in Greece in 2018

A total of 107 vortices (whirlwinds and waterspouts) have been recorded in Greece in 2018, with three of them to have caused significant damage in Halkidiki and Crete, the weather service meteo of the National Observatory in Athens revealed on Friday. Meteo reported eight whirlwinds (a vortex on the land) …

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