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12 Attica beaches unsuitable for swimming, says Greek Health Ministry

According to the Greek Health Ministry, there are 12 beaches in Athens, Piraeus and Attica unsuitable for swimming and where bathing is prohibited. The Health Ministry published on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the areas of Attica where bathing in the sea is not allowed According to the relevant decision, this …

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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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Greece pulls artistic swimming team after four COVID-19 cases

Greece have withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics artistic swimming competitions after four of their athletes tested positive for COVID-19, the Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Tuesday. One athlete tested positive on Monday while another three returned positive tests on Tuesday, ruling the team out and forcing the athletes into …

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Swimming & exercise restrictions do not apply if for therapeutic purposes

Swimming and exercise restrictions in Greece do not apply if they are for therapeutic purposes, the head of the Civil Protection said over the weekend. He did not specify all the cases excepted from the restrictions but just just mention autism, multiple sclerosis and rehabilitation purposes. Nikos Hardalias said on …

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Kefalonia: Bus lands in hotel swimming pool (pictures)

A touristic bus landed in the swimming pool of a hotel in Travliata on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Local news website inkefalonia reports that there was only one passenger in the bus during the accident. Nobody was injured. The main scenario is that the handbrake went …

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Rhodes police investigates if British girl had lunch before going to the swimming pool

The Deputy Prosecutor on the island of Rhodes has ordered a preliminary investigation in the case of the 7-year-old British girl that was reportedly drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Lindos. Police has to investigate whether the child had a meal before going to the pool to play together …

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Catch of the day: Fishermen rescue swimming deer (videos)

What does a beautiful deer do in the sea? Swimming…. desperately swimming to reach the shore. Fishermen from Halkida had only fish in mind when they started the boat engine on Friday morning. But their plans changed when they spotted a deer swimming some 300 meters away from the coastline, …

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Mystery of woman found swimming 5nm off Piraeus solved

The mystery of the woman found to be swimming fully clothed 5 nautical miles of the port of Piraeus has been solved. The 69-year-old woman was rescued by ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing form the port of Piraeus to the island of Aegina on Wednesday afternoon. The woman …

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Dramatic rescue of woman swimming 5 nautical miles south of Piraeus (pictures)

A woman was spotted swimming in the middle of ‘nowhere’, in the Saronic Gulf, 5 nautical miles south of the port of Piraeus on Wednesday afternoon. She was fully dressed. She was rescued by the crew of ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing  from Piraeus to the island of …

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Toddler drowns in hotel swimming pool where mother works as cleaner

A four-year-old girl was drowned in the swimming of a hotel facility where her mother was working as part of the housekeeping and cleaning staff. The mother would take the little girl to work as she had nowhere to live it. The tragedy occurred on Monday in Migli Vigla on …

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Fishermen film wild boars swimming in the Ionian Sea (video)

“Do wild boars swim in the sea? Yes, they do. Especially when they try to flee from chasing dogs…. Fishermen had reportedly an unexpected contact with two wild boars swimming in the sea some two nautical miles away from the shore in Killini Gulf of Ionian Sea off West Peloponnese. …

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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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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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