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Greece’s wineries open cellars on European Wine Tourism Day, Nov 11

The wineries of the “Wine routes of Greece” along with hundreds of other European wineries will take part in the European Day of Wine Tourism on Sunday, November 11. The visitors of the Greek wineries will tour the vineyards, meet Greek wine producers, admire the landscape, tour the facilities and …

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Scandal on Athens wildfires investigation narrowly avoided

A scandal about possible delays and freezing of the investigation about the wildfires in Athens where 99 people lost their lives was narrowly avoided on Tuesday. The prosecutor of Greece’s top court Areios Pagos had to cancel her decision to “freeze” the ongoing investigation conducted by the head of the …

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Demolition of illegal beach bar in front of stunned tourists

Customers of a hotel in Anavyssos were stunned to hear police officers urging them to leave the area of the beach bar because demolishing works were imminent. Bulldozers had arrived early Monday morning to demolish four illegal constructed buildings and several kiosk in an area of 100 square meters in …

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Fake Priests conduct more than 50 invalid weddings in Attica region

Fake priests have conducted more than 50 religious weddings during a period of ten years in a specific wedding venue in Attica. Couples that got married in a wedding venue in Varypompi in Attica need to validate their holy bond through the judicial way. The case was discovered when some …

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Marble tombstone from 360 BC back to Greece before auctioned in London

An Ancient Greek marble tombstone return to its home in Greece before it was sold at an action of antiquities at the Sotheby’s house of London. The Greek Ministry of Culture said the engraved tombstone from the Attica  was illegally exported form Greece and was repatriated on September 7, 2018. …

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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Demolitions of illegal buildings started in Sounio area, South Attica

Demolitions of illegal buildings in the area of Sounion in South Attica started on Wednesday, the Greek Environment and Energy Minister said. The first demolition took place in Agrileza along the Athens-Sounion national road. Demolitions in Marathonas-Dionysos are scheduled to start next week. The first round of demolitions affect 22 …

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Extensive blackout in downtown Athens and suburbs, dozens trapped in elevators

An extensive blackout in downtown Athens as well as in several suburbs in the South and the North of the Greek capital, in Piraeus and areas in Eats Attica has caused massive problems especially in traffic, in electrified public transport means, while dozens of people are trapped in elevators. It …

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Demolitions of burned down houses begin in East Attica

Bulldozers started to demolish houses in East Attica on Monday, almost a motnh after the deadly wildfires.  Three houses in Kokkino Limanaki and one in Mati are the first to fall. The houses do not belong to the category of “illegal buildings.” They are houses that have been characterized as …

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Demolition of 3,200 illegal constructions in Attica is imminent, says Tsipras

3,200 illegal buildings and constructions like fences will be immediately demolished, Prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced in the aftermath of the tragedy in Athens wildfires. Following a meeting on the subject on Tuesday, Tsipras said “the chaos of unchecked construction that threatens human lives is no longer acceptable.” He announced …

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Demolition of first 61 illegal buildings and constructions in Attica

The necessary funds for the demolitions of a total of 61 illegal buildings and constructions in six areas in the Attica Prefecture have been reportedly found. The illegal constructions are in forest and closed streams areas and along the coastline hindering access to the sea. The first demolitions are to …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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“As if we were in a horror movie”: Survivors speak about Athens wildfires

“It was as if we were in a horror movie,” say survivors when they speak about their experience and how they managed to escape death in the wildfires in North-east Athens and Attica. “We were seeing the flames and the smoke on the mountain and our friends were telling us …

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Athens wildfires: 81 dead, dozens of people still missing

Death toll in Athens wildfires has increased to 79. This is the number of officially confirmed dead, according to the Fire Service briefing at 11 o’ clock Wednesday morning. Half an hour later, a 84-year-old injured man died in a hospital in Athens, while another body was reportedly found in …

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Attica Fires info: Found injured animals or birds?

Found an injured   bird or wild animal in the fires in East and West Attica? Please, call animal welfare association for Birds and Wild Animals “Anima” Injured or in trouble Telephone – Mobile: 697 266 4675 for turtles, foxes, hedgehog and others For horses, donkeys etc, call Greek Society for …

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Dramatic battle against raging forest fire in Kineta, West Attica (videos)

A forest fire has been raging in the resort of Kineta in West Attica in a blaze front extending to six kilometers. Powerful wind of up to 7 and occasionally 8 Beaufort make the firefighters’ work almost impossible. The rough sea hinders aerial means from loading water from the sea. …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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