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Dead baby found at Patras beach – Mother identified UPDs

The body of a baby was found at the Plaza beach in Agya by the city of Patras, western Greece, on Wendesday. The infant was found by a walker who immediately called the authorities. It looked as if the body was washed ashore. The baby’s age was initially estimated to …

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Greece voted Best Beach Holiday destination in 2019

Greece came first in the list of the best beach holiday destinations for 2019 in a vote of Russia’s National Geographic Traveler magazine and website. According to Greek National Tourism Organisation’s announcement, Greece Turkey, Vietnam, Cuba and Cyprus were all short-listed, but Greece won with 29 percent of the votes. …

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Greece elections: Beach vs Ballot Box may end at 2-1?

Sunday elections day: Greeks woke up early, got on their cars and drove to the nearest beaches rather to the ballot boxes.  Media report of increased traffic through the country’s highways, nevertheless, the toll-free passage on the elections day. Apparently Greeks thought “too hot to stand queue” in order to …

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The island of Serifos presents “the first smoke-free beach” in Greece

A paradise on Greece’s earth for non-smokers. The first smoke-free beach is here on the island of Serifos in the Cyclades. The pilot program starts this summer in cooperation of local authorities and the Laskaridis Foundation. This has been announced on Wednesday on the occasion of the Work Anti-Smoking day …

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Authorities’s plan to allow again access to Navagio Shipwreck beach on Zakynthos

Seven months after the major landslide at the iconic Navagio shipwreck on the island of Zakynthos, authorities prepare a plan to allow limited access to the famous beach again before the tourist season starts again. The plan to secure visitors’ safety foresees the creation of three zones. The first zone …

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Rockslides at shipwreck beach Navagio due to Zakynthos earthquake

The 6.8R earthquake that stroke the island of Zakynthos early Friday morning has caused new rockslides  at famous shipwreck beach Navagio that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The impact of earthquake to the beach was revealed by Efthymios Lekkas, Geology Professor and head of the Greek Earthquake Panning and …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck Navagio Beach opens to public again under restrictions

Famous Navagio beach, the Zakynthos shipwreck, was opened to public again, a week after a rockfall on the left side of the shipwreck forced its closure. The opening of the shipwreck beach is under certain restrictions though. According to state broadcaster ERT, the port authorities lifted the ban on Zakynthos …

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Cargo vessel ARSLANBEY runs aground next to sun beds and umbrellas (video)

It was just before Tuesday midnight, when the cargo vessel named ARSLANBEY run aground  on a sandy beach next to sun beds and umbrellas in the north coast of Evia. The vessel with a Turkish name under Panama flag was empty of cargo and was returning to Istanbul,  after having …

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Adam Catsavelos triggers huge outrage in South Africa with racist comments

As if we did not have enough racists at home, now we also import some. A Diaspora Greek from South Africa triggered a huge outrage due to his racist comments. In a video that has gone viral, entrepreneur Adam Catsavelos is heard boasting about being on a Greek beach without …

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Mati video: Dozens trapped on rocky beach desperately waiting for help

Dozens of people are stranded on a rocky beach in Mati. Parents are holding tight their babies, children are crying in their mothers’ arms, elderly are sitting exhausted on the sharp rocks, young couples are hugging each other. Some have covered their heads with wet clothes to reduce exposure to …

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Greeks celebrate 1. May with protest rallies, roasted lamb or at the beach

Thousands of Greeks joined the Workers’ May Day and marched through the streets of Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and other cities and towns across Greece. The workers’ union of communist party KKE, PAME, opened the traditional strike protests with central slogan against imperialism and “Red May Day.” Communists against Imperialism with …

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Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access …

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