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Earthquakes rattle Evia and the Dodecanese

Two earthquakes, moderate this time, rattled the island of Evia again on Saturday and despite the low magnitude they were felt in Greek capital Athens as well. A 3.9 R earthquake occurred at 12;35 p.m. and was followed by another tremor of 3.8 R magnitude six minutes later. Both earthquakes …

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Warning: Dangerous weather phenomena on Rhodes and other islands

Greece’s Civil Protection sent a message via emergency line 112 on Saturday evening to the residents of the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Rhodes, Halki and Kastellorizo. The message warns citizens of possible dangerous weather phenomena in the next 24 hours in their area and calls on them to avoid unnecessary …

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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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Weather Service upgrades to Red Alert warning for Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY upgraded to Red Alert the weather warning for the islands in the South Aegean Sea, that is Crete, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. According to EMY’s new warning on Wednesday, heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and locally also hail fall are forecast on Wednesday, October 21, …

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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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Nurse on the remote island of Karpathos tested positive on coronavirus

Coronavirus has reached also the Dodecanese, after a nurse at the Health Center on the remotes island of Karpathos was tested positive. “The first official case confirmed by the National Health Organization has been recorded on our island,” a statement issued by the management of the Health Center said on …

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Earthquake 5.2R rattles Karpathos and South Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scaled rattled the south Aegean Sea early  Tuesday evening. The epicenter was located in the sea area 104 km South-East of the island of Karpathos. No connection with the 6.8R earthquake in Turkey, say Greek seismologists. The earthquake had a focal depth was 23 …

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Greece responds to UN about Turkish allegations on Dodecanese continental shelf

Greek islands have “full entitlement to maritime zones” including a continental shelf and an Exclusive Economic Zone, Greece’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dionyssios Kalamvrezos said, in response to Turkish allegations at the international organization. In a letter to the UN Secretary General dated April 25, Ambassador Kalamvrezos said …

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Dodecanese celebrate unification with Greece after end of British occupation

The island group of Dodecanes came under a brief occupation by the British from 1945 until 1947, when they were ceded to Greece with the Treaty of Peace. Τhe British occupation ended formally on 7. March 1948, the Dodecanese were untied with the Motherland. Reason for the islanders to celebrate …

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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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Pressure works: Alpha Bank revokes decision to close branches on islands

Pressure by the local communities and outrage seem to have brought fruits. Alpha Bank has reportedly cancel its plans to leave three remote islands in the Aegean Sea without banking services and even cash. “The message the islanders sent to Alpha Bank was received,” Dodecanese lawmaker Dimitris Gakis told local …

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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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Lenders and gov’t discuss possible extension of reduced VAT on the Greek islands

Greece’s financial team and creditors’ representatives are reportedly discussing the possibility to extend the reduced Value Added Tax rates on the islands for one more year. According to news website in.gr, the new round of consultations between Greece and the creditors is expected to definitively clarify whether the special reduced …

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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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Weather warning: Heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, wind up to 7B

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued an extreme weather warning for Thursday, July 27th 2017. EMY warns of strong rainfalls, hail, thunder storms and stormy winds. The weather deterioration is expected to start in the early morning hours of Thursday in the West of the country. The weather will affect …

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My Greek Vacation Neighbours: Free Range Chicken :)

The guy is very talkative. “Vociferous” experts would say. Day and night, he means, he has an important message to give to the world: to his small world consisting of hens, chicks and other roosters and to the broader world, one or two square kilometers away. My big brown noisy …

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