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Train Workers Union warns of safety issues in Greece’s network

The Panhellenic Union of Railway Personnel sent two extrajudicial documents to a prosecutor and the Hellenic Train warning of the safety conditions in the country’s railway network. The first document is addressed to the Special Appellate Investigator of Larissa, central Greece. It makes known that there is recorded video material, …

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95.8% of bathing waters in Greece have “excellent quality”, says EEA

The quality of water in 95.8% of bathing sites throughout Greece is “excellent”   the updated report released by the European Environmental Agency and the European Commission said on Tuesday. The report is on the state of Europe’s bathing waters in 2023. The highest share of excellent bathing waters is found …

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Measures in Santorini and Therasia to limit landslides risk

A joint ministerial decision issued on Sunday implements controlled access measures for residents and visitors in parts of  the iconic islands of Santorini and Therasia in the Aegean Sea to limit the risks of landslides. A landslide struck the volcanic island of Therasia on April 28 highlighting the need to …

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Aegina water pipe damage restored

A temporary fix to the submarine pipe supplying water from the mainland to the popular island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf was completed. The island has been without running drinking water since January, 24, 2024. The islanders can now have drinkable water, the Regional government of Athens announced on …

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Hydro-biological Station of Rhodes warns of jellyfish

The Hydro-biological Station of Rhodes issued a statement on Tuesday about the tropical jellyfish that appeared on the beaches of the island in south-eastern Greece. The station not only draw citizens attention to the increased presence of jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica at the beaches of Rhodes it also warns citizens and …

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Hoteliers in Greece oppose the Greek-music mandatory quota

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Alexandros Vassilikos conveyed to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni the concerns and worries of the chamber’s members and representatives of tourist businesses regarding the draft law imposing a specific quota of Greek language songs in common areas of hotels. Beginning of the month, …

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Athens wins World Travel Award as Europe’s top City-break Destination

Athens was selected as Europe’s Leading City-break Destination at the World Travel Awards 2024, in a ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. The top award was received by the CEO of the Company of Development and Tourism Promotion of the Municipality of Athens (EATA) Ioannis Georgizas. Athens’ distinction at the 31st …

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Tourism ministry promotes Greece as LGBTQ+-friendly destination

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni signed a memorandum of cooperation with Queer Destinations company on Thursday to promote Greece as an LGBTQ+s-friendly destination. At an event presenting the Tourism Ministry’s strategy to attract more LGBTQ+ visitors to the country, Kefalogiannis said that Greece is the first country in Europe to …

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