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Greek students join global #ClimateStrike for planet protection (videos)

Greek school students of all education levels joined the global rally ClimateStrike on Friday urging governments to move towards the protection of the planet. The Climate Strike is an initiative of 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg. 12 o’ clock Friday noon, students gathered at Syntagma square in downtown Athens holding …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Waterspout “collides” with Kefalonia ferry in Ionian Sea (videos)

The captain, the crew and the passengers could not believe their eyes, when they realized a waterspout was about the unload over the ferry sailing in the Ionian Sea. Ship Fioro di Levante was sailing from Kyllini, West Peloponnese, to the island of Kefalonia on Saturday afternoon, when it “collided” …

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Granny rescue after she abandoned crumbling home in Crete village (videos)

Fearing that her house would collapse due to erosion, a granny abandoned her home in a village in Crete and started to walk in the rugged mountainous area, between rocks, boulders, shrubs, mud, landslides and water streams. Her only aid was a crutch and a make-shift wooden stick. Granny Irene …

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One missing, bridge collapse as torrential rains flood Chania and Rethymno (videos)

One person is missing, a historical bridge collapsed and landslides occurred on the national road after torrential rainfalls have been striking the island of Crete since Sunday afternoon. A breeder is missing after his car was swept away and two women were trapped in their home when rocks fell on …

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Streets turn into rivers as torrential rains strike Chania (videos)

For one more time in February, the city of Chania on the island of Crete was hit but torrential rains on Sunday afternoon. Within minutes, the narrow streets of Koum Kapi area were flooded as the guts were not able to cope with the volume of water. Ten houses on …

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Heavy snowfalls, powerful winds disrupt Greece’s sea-, air-traffic (videos)

Heavy snow-falls on the north-aegean island of Samothraki make traffic impossible as they are accompanied by powerful north winds striking with up to 116 km/h. Snowplows from local authorities and the Greek Army started to work since the early morning hours in order to improve the situation on the traffic …

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Chania municipalities in “state of emergency” after rainfalls damage infrastructure

Two days of heavy rainfalls and powerful winds have caused unprecedented damages in Chania Prefecture on the island of Crete. Roads collapsed, landslides brought rocks and mud on the road network, trees were uprooted, homes and businesses were flooded, and even fish landed at the shores. Many motorists were trapped …

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Clashes and extensive use of tear gas at Macedonia rally, 44 injured (videos)

Macedonia protesters clashed with riot police outside the Greek Parliament on Sunday during the big rally against the Prespes Agreement. Armed with sticks a group of men tried to break the police cordon and enter the Parliament building in downtown Athens. The reaction by riot police was prompt with extensive …

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“Tilemachos” strikes Greece with heavy snow and freezing temperatures

Snow-queen “Sophia” left Greece on Sunday, allowing hundreds of religious Greeks to jump into ice-cold sea and river waters to catch the Holy Cross on Epiphany Day, the day the Waters are being blessed. However, the snow break was of short duration as new barometric low, “Tilemachos” is forecast to …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Big fat Greek wedding for Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro (picts, video)

Maria Menounos could not but have a big fat Greek wedding. In her father’s birth place Akovos, Maria and her husband Keven Undergaro sealed their holy bond in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “I wanted the religious wedding to take place here in order to honor Greece,” …

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Three people missing in Evia as Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece

Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece and leaves behind chaos: flooded towns and villages, swollen rivers and streams, collapsed bridges, damaged infrastructure, areas without electricity. Three people are reportedly missing on Sunday in North Evia, that was hit by torrential rains in the night form Saturday to Sunday. Police and …

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