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Aegina water supply pipeline repaired after sabotage

Repairs of the sabotaged underwater pipeline which supplies the island of Aegina with drinking water from the mainland have been successful completed. The pipeline was damaged in July by the use of an incendiary device, with the contractor sending an ROV to assess the damage, and the Hellenic Coast Guard …

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The “frozen” waves in the Saronic Gulf; stunning phenomenon off Athens (video)

Greece never ceases to amaze us with the incredible diversity of its landscapes but also the beautiful and often paradoxical phenomena such as the “frozen” waves in the Saronic Gulf, one sailing hour off the Greek capital Athens.   The “frozen” waves are nothing else than currents and shallow waters …

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Traveler from UK to the island of Aegina tested positive to Covid-19

A foreign national currently visiting the island of Aegina has been tested positive to Covid-19. The man arrived from UK via a transit airport to attend a funeral. He was tested upon his arrival at the Athens international airport on Saturday and immediately traveled to the island, an hour away …

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British woman injured when two sailing boats collide in Aegina

A British woman was injured when two sailing boats collided in the sea area of Perdika on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf on Friday. On one of the sailing boats, a yacht, there were 8 Romanian nationals, while a British couple was on board of a catamaran …

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Environment Ministry closes down Wildlife Care Center (EKPAZ) on Aegina

The Environment Ministry suspended the  operation of the Greek Wildlife Care Center (EKPAZ) on the island of Aegina on Wednesday. In its decision, the ministry cited “significant deficiencies” in the care of wildlife. Prior to the decision, several complains were submitted by wildlife NGOs about the center and two control …

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Dramatic rescue of woman swimming 5 nautical miles south of Piraeus (pictures)

A woman was spotted swimming in the middle of ‘nowhere’, in the Saronic Gulf, 5 nautical miles south of the port of Piraeus on Wednesday afternoon. She was fully dressed. She was rescued by the crew of ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing  from Piraeus to the island of …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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UPD3 Tragedy with tourists: 4 dead, 15 injured as two boats collide off Aegina

A touristic boat and a speed boat collided south-west off the the island of Aegina on Tuesday noon. According to preliminary reports, three passengers died and four others were injured, while a search and rescue operation continues. According to latest information, among the dead is a 2-year-old child. The accident …

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You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I …

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August is Cicadas’ time: are Greek cicadas really lazy?

For one more time I asked myself the same question: why are cicadas considered to be lazy?. The truth is that hundreds, most likely thousands cicadas start their work at 6 o’clock in the morning. Shortly after the dawn. They continue their song all thought the day until late after …

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