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Rodos Week: Greece compensates tourists forced to flee Rhodes wildfires in 2023

Greece has launched a “free” holidays program “Rodos Week” for tourists who were forced to flee the island of Rhodes due to the wildfires in July 2023. The country fulfills its promises to tourists with vouchers up to 500 euros and for a week-long holiday in two available periods, that …

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Newborn babies, dozens of patients evacuated from hospital due to fires

Eleven newborn babies were evacuated from the General Hospital in Alexandroupolis on Monday night due to the wildfires raging in the area. Ten babies were transferred in batches to the hospital in Kavala. One of the newborn babies had reportedly to be intubated and was transferred to the hospital in …

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Young tourists evacuated from Corfu beach during heavy storm

A group of 10 tourists was safely evacuated from Porto Timoni beach on the island of Corfu on Saturday, while a heavy storm was striking the island in the North Ionian Sea. The group of ten young tourists had called emergency line <112> when they realized that the storm was …

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Greece evacuates Embassy in Kiev; Consulates in Mariupol, Odessa still in operation

The Greek embassy in Kiev is being evacuated, the Foreign Ministry in Athens announced on Friday citing “rapid deterioration of the security situation” in the Ukrainian capital. In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the Foreign Ministry said that the Ambassador of Greece in Ukraine requested and received approval to …

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Building housing Ministries of Finance, Investment evacuated after visitor tested positive

The building housing the ministries of Finance and of Investment & Development was evacuated on Thursday in order to be disinfected from a possible coronavirus contamination. the evacuation came after a foreign investor who visited the building on Wednesday was confirmed positive to Covid-19. The building is located on Nikis …

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Six villages in Ikaria evacuated overnight due to wildfire

Six villages on the island of Ikaria were evacuated for several hours during the night as a wildfire fanned by northerly winds threatened to reach the settlements. Accoridng to locla media, the fire got out of control in the early morning hours of Thursday. On Thursday morning, the municipality of …

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Two villages ordered to evacuate as forest fire rages on the island of Chios

A big forest fire is raging in the Kampos area on the island of Chios on Wednesday and the powerful winds are pushing the fire fronts towards two villages. The Fire Service ordered the residents of Tholopotami and Sklavia to evacuate as the danger was imminent. More than 30 firefighters …

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Police removes 143 migrants from another squat in Exarchia (video)

In an operation that started at 6:30 Monday morning, Greek police removed dozens of  refugees and migrants from another squat in Exarchia district of Athens. More than 143 foreign nationals, including many families, had to pack their things and leave the building that was occupied since 2015. Among them there …

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Kefalonia fire: Dozens of tourists evacuated (picts, video)

Dozens of tourists were evacuated early Saturday morning from the villages Lourdata and Vlahata on the island of Kefalonia due to two wild fires raging in the area. Strong winds hinder the firefighters’ work. The two fires broke out almost at the same time short before 6 o’ clock in …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry evacuated due to suspicious package (UPD)

Some 70 employees of the Greek Foreign Ministry were evacuated around 2 o’ clock Friday afternoon, following a police order. According to preliminary media information, the evacuation order came after a suspicious package was spotted at the department assigned with the correspondence distribution. Scanned through the x-rays machine, the package …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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Two villages evacuated on Evia as wildfire rages on Sunday (videos)

Two villages and one monastery have been evacuated as a big wildfire has been raging on the island of Evia since the afternoon on Sunday. The fire broke out in a forest area unassailable to the Fire Service it was initially only aerial means set against the fire. As the …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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