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Fires reignite in West Attica, Rhodes, Lakonia (videos)

Fires in Mandra and Dervenochoria in West Attica, on the island of Rhodes and Lefkochoma near Sparti in Lakonia reignited on Thursday afternoon and citizens were again ordered to evacuate as the flames started to spread out of control. Western Attica Video: Agios Ioannis Korakas, west of Mandra. The fire …

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Rhodes: Hotel, villages evacuate as forest fire out of control on Rhodes (videos)

Α forest fire on the island of Rhodes has been raging since Tuesday afternoon burning down a dense forest of pine trees and cypresses and wildlife. Despite firefighting efforts, the blaze went out of control. UPDATE12:30 Wednesday noon authorities ordered the evacuation of four villages and one hotel. Evacuated even …

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Mysterious lights over Evia and Rhodes (videos)

Mysterious lights appeared in the night sky over the islands of Evia and Rhodes on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The lights appeared and disappeared having locals and tourists wondering about the phenomenon. the lights weren’t neither UFOS nor riding or fallen angels as some suggested but Εlon Musk’s Starlink SpaceX …

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Rhodes: Priest arrested for “insulting sexual dignity” of tourist

Police on Rhodes have arrested a 49-year-old priest on suspicion of insulting the sexual dignity of a 30-υear-old tourist from Esthonia, who said the cleric had “anointed” his genitals with holy oil. According to local newspaper dimokratiki, the tourist said he had visited a monastery with a female companion in …

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Taxi drivers on Rhodes block disembarkation of Uber cars; detentions

Taxi drivers on the island of Rhodes gathered at the port in order to block the disembarkation of a some 25 cars they said they were from a company that cooperates with Uber service on the island. According to local media rodiaki.gr, more than 200 local taxi drivers flocked to …

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23-year-old man arrested for rape of Irish tourist on Rhodes

Police on the island of Rhodes arrested 23-year-old local man  who is accused of the rape of a 20-year-old Irish woman in Faliraki on Monday. The 23-year-old was arrested on Wednesday noon by police officers who were handling the case, after the complaint of the young tourist. According to what …

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Police arrest beach restaurant owners on Rhodes

Police on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes arrested the owners of two beach-side restaurants on Monday as part of an ongoing crackdown on rampant zoning and environmental violations across the Greek isles. The two owners, aged 49 and 72 years old, both run restaurants on Ialysos Beach, a popular …

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Rhodes: UK tourist struck by lightning while SUP paddling

A 26-year-old tourist from Great Britain was struck and killed by a lightning, while he was swimming on the island of Rhodes early afternoon Monday. The man was in the sea area of Agia Agatha and incident occurred short before 2 o’ clock During the rain the young tourist was …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.9R Rhodes, Aegean islands

Greece’s Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens corrected the magnitude of the earthquake off the island of Rhodes to 5.9 on the richter scale, from 5.7R initially. The earthquake recorded at 14:37 in the sea southeast of Lindos on Rhodes raised concern among the residents but no damages …

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Rhodes welcomes first cruise ship of 2023

Rhodes welcomed its first cruise ship of the year on Sunday, January 1, 2023. MSC’s ‘Lirica’ brought 1,787 tourists to the popular island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. The passengers were welcomed at the island at 10:00 a.m. with a brief ceremony onboard the cruise ship for the exchange of …

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Turkey slams Greece over “barbaric” treatment of Ottoman legacy on Rhodes

Τhe spokesman of Turkey ‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party condemned Greece over its “barbaric” treatment of the cultural legacy of the Ottoman Empire over alleged plans by authorities on the island of Rhodes to turn the Mosque of Murat Reis into a conservatory. “Greek authorities’ systematic policy …

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Warning: Dangerous weather phenomena on Rhodes and other islands

Greece’s Civil Protection sent a message via emergency line 112 on Saturday evening to the residents of the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Rhodes, Halki and Kastellorizo. The message warns citizens of possible dangerous weather phenomena in the next 24 hours in their area and calls on them to avoid unnecessary …

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Human traffickers ring dismantled on Rhodes; two hotel owners arrested

Two hotel owners alleged to be involved in a human trafficking ring that brought migrants from Turkey to Greece were arrested on Friday by Police on the island of Rhodes, with the assistance of the Protection of the Sea Borders Security Directorate, the police of the Dodecanese and the EUROPOL. …

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