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Two survivors of Kafireas shipwreck arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Two men who are believed to be responsible for the sinking of a boat that cost the lives of 22 people at Cape Kafireas were arrested by the Port Authority of Karystos, in southern Evia island, on Thursday. According to the 12 survivors, the boat was carrying 68 migrants when …

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Dozens missing, 11 rescued after migrants boat sinks off Evia (video)

A large-scale Search And Rescue operation has been ongoing in the sea near Cape Kafireas between Evia and Andros on Tuesday after a sailing boat carrying migrants sank with an an unknown number of passengers onboard. Nine people who managed to reach the rocky islet of Mandilos have been rescued …

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Stunning findings unearthed at the Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary

Greek-Swiss excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia have brought to light important new findings on the history of the most significant shrine dedicated to ancient Greek goddess Artemis. The sanctuary is considered the foremost center of her cult and is located just two kilometers east of Amarynthos on the …

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“Army” of brown jellyfish quickly moving from North to South Evia (video)

An “army” of brown jellyfish is quickly swimming under the bridge of Halkida in Euripus Strait, moving from the North to the South of Evia. Thousands of brown jellyfish is being swept away by the tide for which the Strait is famous of. Their speed is extremely high as the …

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Evia wildfire mostly under control on Sunday; Fire Service on alert (picts)

The wildfire front on the island of Evia was mostly under control, authorities said on Sunday, almost 24 hours after a fire broke out in the forest area between the villages Kremasto and Gaia, forcing the evacuation of the first, late on Saturday night. Firefighters and aerial means managed to …

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Hiker missing on Evia during rainstorm has been found

A hiker who went missing on Mount Dirfi during the rain- and thunderstorm that swept across Greece has been found. The 36-year-old man called the emergency service of the Fire Service on Wednesday night to say he had lost his way in the storm and was trying to make his …

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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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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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Evia shepherd missing in the floods, found dead, his car broken apart

A 70-year-old shepherd from Evia who had been missing in the floods since Thursday was found dead early Friday afternoon. The man had gone to check for his animals as stormy weather front Ballos was striking the area with heavy rainfall. The shepherd had called the Fire Service short after …

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Minister calls for revocation of wind turbines permits in fire-stricken Evia

The Energy Regulatory Authority must revoke the licenses for wind turbines it has approved for Istiea, in fire-devastated northern Evia, Environment & Energy Minsiter Kostas Skrekas demanded in a letter on Monday. In a letter to the authority’s president, Athanassios Dagoumas, the minister expressed his surprise at the decision, stressing …

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