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Corinth Canal open to marine traffic, says managing company

The company managing the Corinth Canal said in a statement that marine traffic has not be halted. There is only a partial limitation for ships crossing, the company said in a statement. Early Thursday afternoon, rocks fell into the Canal and local media reported that the passage was closed to …

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Metro direct connection to/from Athens Airport resume on Nov 10

Athens Metro Line 3 will resume direct connection to/from Athens International Airport on Saturday, November 10th 2018, Athens Urban Rail Transport Organization (STASY) announced on Friday. Passengers on Metro Line 3 <Agia Marina> to/from <Athens International Airport> will not need to change at <Doukissis Plakentias> station. Schedule from <Agia Marina> …

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Rhodes without power supply as both PPC plants go out of order

A blackout occurred at 10:20 on Friday morning leaving the whole island of Rhodes without power. According to preliminary information, the blackout occurred due to a technical problem initially in one of the power plants on the island. both power plants on Rhodes are out of order. While technical teams …

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Corinth Canal closed to marine traffic after rockslide (video) UPD

Rocks detached from the walls of the Corinth Canal and forced the managing company and the Greek Coast Guard to temporarily close the water passage for ships and yachts on Thursday afternoon. So far the reason for the rock-slide is not known. For the time being it is also not …

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Rockslides in Navagio shipwreck beach after 6.8R Zakynthos earthquake (video)

Aerial footage posted by local media Ionian TV on October 30 shows the damage at the Navagio shipwreck beach after a 6.8R earthquake stroke the island of Zakynthos on Friday, October 26, 2018. Geology Professor and head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Efthymios Lekkas, said from the first …

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Major changes in Metro Line 3 to/from Athens International Airport as of Nov 1

Metro passengers will not be able to reach the Athens International Airport directly from the city center but will need to change at <Doukissis Plakentias> station. The same is valid the other way around, that is from the Airport to the city. The measure will go into effect as of …

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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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Low-budget Cobalt Air collapses leaving thousands tourists stranded

Cypriot budget airliner Cobalt Air suspended all its operations late on Thursday leaving hundreds of tourists stranded in Greece and Cyprus and others just with the flight ticket on their hands. Colbat Air is the third European airliner to go bust, after Danish Primera Air last month and UK’s Monarch …

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Greece bans obese tourists from riding donkeys on Santorini

Greece has banned obese tourists from riding donkeys after animal rights campaigners said the creatures were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds. The Greek Ministry of Rural Development has reportedly published a new set of regulations with regards to donkeys’ well-being, but the situation has still a long …

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Astypalaia and its ambitious goal to be the first “Smoke Free island” in the world

Astypalaia: An island has a very ambitious goal: to become the first smoke free island in the world. The goal is particularly ambitious as the island is in Greece, the country that is considered the black sheep in Europe when it comes to implementation of laws το ban or restrict …

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Primera Air collapses, more than 400 tourists stranded in Chania, Crete

Budget airline Primera Air ceased operation over night leaving thousands of stranded holiday makers in twenty countries around the globe. Four hundred tourists have stranded at the airport of Chania on the island of Crete, local media report. Nordic budget airline Primera Air has become the latest European carrier to …

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