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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Samos

An earthquake stroke the island of Samos with 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale early Sunday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Greece, the epicenter of the earthquake was  in the sea area, 27 km North-North-East from the island’s capital Vathi and had focal depth 11.8 km. Other seismological …

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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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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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Monkeypox cases in Greece rise to 48, says EODY weekly report

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in Greece as recorded by the National Public Health Organization (EODY) stands at 48. All infected people are males with a median age of 36 (age range 19-59). Sixteen had traveled abroad within the incubation period, according to the weekly epidemiological surveillance …

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Turkish fighter jets conduct 72 violations of Greece’s airspace on a single day

Turkish fighter jets and other aircraft conducted a total of 72  violations of Greek airspace and infringement of the FIR Athens in less than 24 hours on Thursday.. According to Greek military sources, eight Turkish Air Force F-16s, three UAVs and two ATR-72 maritime patrol turbo-prop planes engaged in 72 …

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Schools in Greece to open on Sept 12, says Education Minister

Schools in Greece will open on Monday, September 12, 2022, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Friday. Speaking to Skai TV, the minister said that the schools “will open with the best possible human resource condition of all time,” saying that 8,500 hiring have been completed.   The new permanent …

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Updated Covid-vaccines in 2 phases; no new restrictive measures

The supply of the new, updated vaccines against Covid-19 will take place in two phases until the end of the year,  Greece’s health minister Thanos Plevris said on Thursday. Initially, the updated vaccines for the Omicron mutation are expected, followed by the even more updated ones for sub-variants 4 and …

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Greece Weather Warning: Rain, thunderstorms, hail in mid-August

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin warning of weather instability with rainfalls, thunderstorms and even hail. The warning is valid for the upcoming three days, August 12-14, 2022, while the peak of the bad weather is forecast on Sunday, with a high frequency of lightning and hail. …

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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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