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Gruesome finding: Tourist spots two bodies in a bag floating off Koufonisia

Gruesome finding off the island of Koufonisia: a tourist located a bag containing two bodies in advanced decomposition. It was the Italian captain of a yacht that found the bag floating in the sea of the beach “Fykio” in the lower Koufonisi early Saturday afternoon. The man immediately informed the …

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Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos… Snow on the Cyclades islands (picts, videos)

A not so often phenomenon on the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean Sea: Snow! Famous landscapes on Mykonos, Santorini, Amorgos, Tinos have been covered with a white carpet and the scenery reminds anything but bright sun, endless blue sea and sandy beaches. Syros, Sifnos and Andros via syrrospress Thrilled …

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Cyclades Chamber calls on Gov’t to add Syros, Naxos & Paros on priority vaccination list

The Cyclades Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to add three big Cyclades islands with population over 15,000 that is Syros, Naxos and Paros to its priority list for Covid-free islands. In a letter to Health Minister, the CCC welcomed reports conveying the government’s intention to vaccinate low-population …

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Greece weather warning: Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, hail, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service and the National Observatory of Athens have issued a warning on the gradual weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms, accompanied by powerful winds and local hail fall. The barometric low is forecast to especially affect the south of Greece and particularly the islands. The weather …

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“Landfills in Cyclades, Dodecanese to shut down by 2022,” says Environment Minister

Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said that all 14 landfills at the islands of the south Aegean, in the islands groups of Cyclades and Dodecanse, will be shut down by 2022. Speaking form the island of Santorini he visited on Sunday, Hatzidakis said “it is a shame, in 2020, …

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Cyclades: Islands and islets in the Aegean Sea for sale

Several small islands in the Aegean Sea have been put up for sale by real estate agencies on Greek advertisement sites. The islands for sale belong to the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea and are close to well-known islands like Folegandros, Sikinos, Amorgos and Koufonisia and Syros. The …

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Retail shops on Cyclades islands allowed to open also on Sundays

Retails shops on the Cyclades islands will be allowed to open also on Sundays, the Chamber of Commerce of Cyclades said in a statement on its official website. The decision refers initially for the year 2020 and it is optional. However, the year’s period when shops will be open on …

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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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Extreme Weather Warning for Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese

Ferries remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Sunday, February 24th 2019, as powerful winds are blowing with intensity of 8-9 Beaufort and locally up to 10 B. Barometric low “Okeanis” has moved in the South of Greece, and meteorologists warn of extreme weather phenomena in …

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Stormy winds up to 10-11 Beaufort force ferries to dock at Greek ports

Stormy winds up to 10 and locally up to 11 Beaufort have forced authorities to order ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraaeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019. Schedules to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands and Crete have been cancelled since early Tuesday morning. …

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Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. …

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Electrification of four Cyclades islands to be inaugurated on Mar 19

Time has come: the linking of Cyclades islands to the mainland’s electricity network will be inaugurated on Monday, March 19, 2018. Syros, Paros, Mykonos and Tinos, four of  the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable. The inauguration  …

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Four Cyclades islands to be electrified with underwater cable from Attica

Four of the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable as of next month. This connection will put an end to environmental polluting units of the Greek Public Power Corporation [PPC. DEH],” the state broadcaster ERT said in …

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Sailing with local passenger ship in the Cyclades by 9 Beaufort (video)

Passengers and crew of ship “Artemis” had a hard time due to the gale strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea with an intensity of up to 9 Beaufort. The vessel operating among the island group of Cyclades was sailing from the island of Milos to Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, …

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Ferries, ships remain docked due to gale winds in the Aegean Sea

Gale winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted sea traffic on Thursday morning with the effect that authorities decided to keep ferries and ships docked at the ports. Ferries and ships are not allowed to depart for the Aegean Sea from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina …

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Dead cows and bulls washed ashore on several Cyclades islands

A mysterious phenomenon has been taking place in the last days, with several dead cows and bulls to have been washed ashore the beaches of several islands of the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. The first dead animal was a bull washed ashore in Galissia beach on the …

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Prolonged heat wave with 40-41 C to sweep across Greece

Winds down, temperatures up. Or in meteorologists’ language: Beaufort decrease, Celsius increase. Weather forecasters speak of a prolonged heat wave up to 41 degrees Celsius. Temperature will gradually rise over the weekend and will affect initially Western Greece. Then the hell will grab large parts of the country from North …

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