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Ryanair shuts down Athens base in winter season

Ryanair announced it would shut down its Athens base during the winter season following “the inexplicable failure of the Greek government (…) to reduce non-competitive airport fees,” it announced on Thursday. The Ireland-based airline will disengage two aircraft from the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) from October 29 to …

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Underwater Wedding ceremony held in Alonnisos for the first time (video)

Petros and Myrto exchanged vows of eternal love and loyalty in a truly unique and  original environment: underwater, at the bottom of the sea off the island of Alonnisos. The first underwater civil wedding ceremony took place in the Sporades island took pplace on Monday, August 29, upon the initiative …

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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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28 Lighthouses across Greece open to public on Aug 21

28 lighthouses across Greece will open their doors to public on Sunday, August 21, in celebration of International Lighthouse Day 2022, the Greek Navy said on Saturday. They will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. People will have the opportunity to learn about the contribution of lighthouses to …

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Tourists on ATVs: List of traffic accidents on Greek islands is getting longer

The list of traffic accidents that have taken place on the Greek islands recently involving all terrain vehicles ATVs – or     “sows” in common Greek –  is getting longer and longer. Involved in the majority of the ATV accidents are young foreign tourists who are neither experienced with the local …

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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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Conditions in Greek airports better than in other European airports

Flight delays in Greek airports are far fewer in comparison with the chaotic conditions prevailing in other European airports, Infrastructure and Transport ministry sources said on Wednesday. Problems prevailing in large European airports accounted for at least 80% for any small flight delays occurring in some Greek airports, the sources …

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Corinth Canal records 200 crossings since reopening on July 4

Some 200 crossings through the Corinth Canal have been recorded since it reopened on July 4. The managing company of the Canal sees the number of crossings to have reached over 6,500 by October. The Canal reopened after substantial landslides over the last couple of years and the completion of …

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Amanzoe, luxury hotel in Kranidi, issues statement after the wildfire on Monday

The 5* luxury resort hotel Amanzoe in Kranidi, Peloponnese, issued a statement on Tuesday, a day after a wildfire that broke out in the forest nearby entered the grounds of the property, forcing the evacuation of guests and employees. Listing the damages, Amanzoe stressed that “all guests and staff were …

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Corinth Canal operates normally since July 4, says managing company

The Corinth Canal has been operating normally since Monday, July 4, 2022, while the first crossings have already taken place, the managing company said Tuesday noon, dismissing media reports of the previous day about a temporary closure. The Corinth Canal Corporation (AEDIK) said in an announcement that the Canal operates …

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