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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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Abbot shoots man who asked to be paid for works at monastery

A abbot shot and injured a 45-year-old man when the latter asked to be paid for works at the monastery in Oinoi, north-western Attica. The perpetrator was arrested and so was his victim as the first had filed a lawsuit against him. The 45-year-old man had gone to the monastery …

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Fire in Aspropyrgos plastic factory releases toxic smoke in Attica

The big fire in a plastic factory in Aspropyrgos, West Attica, that released large quantities of toxic smoke has been largerly contained, however, the blaze keeps burning plastic material in the warehouses on Tuesday morning. The blaze started on Monday night and spread across an area of roughly 4,000 square …

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Snow weather: Some schools in Attica closed on Friday; heavy trucks banned from highway parts

Primary and secondary schools in parts of northern, eastern and western Attica will remain closed also on Friday, March 11, due to snow weather “Philip”, regional authorities announced on Thursday. Hay trucks are banned from highway parts as of 10 p.m. Thursday. According to a statement by the Attica regional …

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Attica Snow Weather: Schools in several areas to remain closed, no heavy trucks in Attiki Odos

Schools in several areas of Attica will remain closed on Thursday due to snow and cold weather front “Philip”, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides decided on Wednesday. The schools are in areas of north, east and west Attica. The specific areas affected by this decision were announced …

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Operation of public and private sector in Attica & Crete Jan 27

Normalcy will partly return to Attica and Crete tomorrow Thursday, 27. January 2022, after two days of “obligatory holiday” due to snow weather Elpis. According to an announcement by the government spokesman the instructions about the operation of the public and private sector as well as the retail and schools …

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Schools, kindergartens, nurseries in Attica closed also Jan 27

Schools, kindergartens and nurseries in Attica will remain closed also on Thursday, January 27, the regional government decided on Wednesday, following the aftermath of snowstorm Elpis. According to the decision, primary and secondary schools as well as nurseries and kindergartens will remain closed on Thursday to “prevent accidents and better …

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Schools, kindergartens in Attica & other regions closed Jan 24-25 due to snow weather; distance learning

Primary and secondary schools as well as pre-schools and kindergartens in Athens and Attica will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 24-25, due to the second wave of the snow weather. The regional government of Attica took this decision on Sunday afternoon for “preventive reasons, for the safety of …

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Omicron cases in Greece rise to 26; dozens more under investigation

Confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Greece have reached 26, health authorities announced on Monday morning. The majority of them are not related to travel. Dozens of suspected cases under examination. The confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have reached 26 on Monday from 17 last Thursday. President of …

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Carmel: Snow on mountains in NW Attica, villages in Evia without power

Bad weather front Carmel has brought snow in Athens even at low altitudes of 300 meters. Carmel is pounding central and south Greece with snow, freezing temperatures and ice cold winds since Friday afternoon. Several villages on Evie without electricity. Snow has been heavily falling in North-West Attica and authotiries …

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Attica declared “World’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination”

Τhe region of Attica was declared “World’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination” of the World Travel Awards, an institution that awards the protagonists of the tourist industry and is acknowledged as the total trademark of the travel industry worldwide. The importance of the distinction was underlined by the other contenders, internationally …

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Schools in Attica, other regions closed on Oct 15, after shameful evacuation in Athens (videos)

After the unprecedented evacuation of students from a flooded school in western Athens, authorities decided to close all schools in region of Attica including Athens, Piraeus and suburbs on Friday, October 15, 2021, as stormy weather front Ballos is forecast to intensify. Afternoon and evening schools in the same areas …

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Attica on Alert as stormy weather causes floods, power outages

Greece’s Civil Protection sent an Alert message to mobile phones of the residents of Athens, Piraeus and other suburbs of Attica warning of extreme weather phenomena and urging people to refrain from unnecessary movement outdoors. The message in Greek and English urges the residents of the Greek capital to avoid …

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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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