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Archaeological sites in Athens closed during heat peak hours

All archaeological sites in the city of Athens are closed to public between 12 o’ clock  noon and 5 o’ clock in the afternoon on Thursday, July 18, 2024, due to extremely high temperatures, the Culture Ministry announced. All archaeological sites will be closed from 12 noon to 5 pm, …

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Tourist family assaulted in Heraklio, Crete

A tourist family was assaulted in a bar in Heraklio, Crete, by a group of young locals on Monday night. The family father has been hospitalized with head and face injuries. The 49-year-old Greek-Canadian man with origin from Anogia, his 41-year-old Icelandic wife, their two sons, aged 21 and 18 …

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Greece joins International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children

Greece announced on Wednesday that it has joined the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children as a full member state. Through this participation Greece will actively contribute to the international mobilization for the safe return of Ukrainian children who have been illegally deported or forcibly displaced by Russian …

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Up to 43° C as another prolonged heatwave hits Greece

In the grip of another prolonged heatwave is Greece with temperatures forecast to reach up to 43 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country today and tomorrow, July 17-18, 2024. Forecast are grim as the heatwave is expected to last more days and temperature may return to seasonal average …

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Acropolis to close for several hours due to heatwave, July 17

The Acropolis of Athens will be closed from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Wednesday due to soaring temperatures expected to reach up to 38 degrees Celsius in the shade. The Culture Ministry said in an announced that the measure aims to protect both visitors and workers. The measure will …

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Heatwave with 38-40°C to hit Greece July 10-15

Mercury started an upward course again on Tuesday, July 9, and it forecast to reach 40 degrees Celsius. A heatwave again expected to last several days. High temperatures will be recorded mainly in the western mainland and Thessaly, while winds in the Aegean will reach 7 Beaufort. According to director …

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Patras wildfire: Children’s hospital, elderly home evacuated

Children from a hospital and elderly from a nursing home have been evacuated as a wildfire is raging in Patras, western Greece, on Tuesday. The fire is still raging due to strong winds. Video: Children’s Hospital evacuation Εκκενώνεται το #Καραμανδανειο. Θαυμάστε εικόνα ευρωπαϊκής χώρας. #φωτια #Πατρα pic.twitter.com/1VRjIy5kK9 — idiotypos 🍉 …

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French participant killed at AEGEAN600 sailing race incident

A 40-year-old French woman died after falling overboard into the sea during a the International sailboat race AEGEAN600 that was in the northwest of the island of Kasos. At the time of the incident, powerful winds were blowing in the area with the waves reaching a height of up to …

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Castaway rescued between Tinos and Mykonos (videos)

A man on a lifeboat was spotted struggling against the waves f a rough sea in the strait between the islands of Mykonos and Tinos in the Aegean Sea on Monday afternoon. The castaway was ultimately rescued by a commercial ship sailing in the area. The castaway was reportedly alone …

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