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Summer rainstorm floods Volos; two injured; Wind-spout on Lemnos

It started to pour in Volos short before 5 o’ clock Sunday afternoon and within an hour the heavy rainstorm lasted, it flooded main roads, homes and businesses in the capital of the regional unit of Magnisia in Central Greece. Two people were injured.     The phenomenon hit the …

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Impressive and scary waterspout in Halkidiki (pcts, vids)

An impressive and at the same time terrifying waterspout was formed close to the coast on the first “leg” of Halkidiki peninsula on Sunday morning. Immediately sunbathers at the beach of Xenia by the village of Paliouri in the south of Kassandra grabbed their mobiles to capture the spectacular phenomenon. …

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Wines aging underwater in Halkidiki are a hit in Japan

Wines aged in the underwater cellar at the bottom of the sea in Halkidiki have landed at restaurant tables in Japan, where they enjoy a huge popularity. Sushi and Greek wine aged underwater, is the new trend in Japan. The bottles of the underwater cellar from Ierissos, were sunk in …

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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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Mini Lockdown in Thessaloniki, Halkidiki & two more regions (COVID-MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection placed four regional units in mini lockdown on Thursday citing particularly increased virus load. Other factors such as low vaccination rates and increased occupancy at hospitals Intensive Care Units in these regions added to this decision. According to a statement the regional units of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa …

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Coronavirus outbreak in children summer camps in Chania and Halkidiki

Coronavirus outbreak with dozens of infected children in Chania and Halkidiki have set Greek health authorities on alert on Friday. Affected are two children summer camps in Chania, western Crete, and Halkidiki, Central Macedonia. The camp in Chania was shut down after over 30 children aged  were tested positive for …

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Patmos and Halkidiki among top “10 secret beaches” in Europe

Patmos and Halkidiki are among the “10 secret beaches” the magazine Travel & Leisure proposes to its millions of readers. These these secluded beaches in Europe offer all of the beautiful views and none of the crowds, the magazine notes. Beach “Psili Ammos” on the island of Patmos is on …

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Greece bans take-away in Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki over weekends

Without any previous warning, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis, announced on Saturday morning that the take-away service is forbidden in the regional units of Athens, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki over the weekends. Apart from being another tripping up for the food sector, the ban came out of the blue, was not included …

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Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki: Curfew 6pm-5am Sat/Sun, retail operation Mon-Fri

Greece’s epidemiologists and government officials worked out a very complicated set of additional restrictions for the residents of Athens, the regional units of Attica, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions will be tighter on the weekend while the churches still remain open, and economic activity …

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Halkidiki, Lassithi, Zakynthos placed in tougher lockdown regime

The Greek Civil Protection placed the regional units of Halkidiki, Lassithi and Zakynthos in regime of tougher lockdown due to high epidemiological load. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Civil protection said that the new regime goes into forces from 06:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2021. The measures that …

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Women paint the fountains of Galatista, bring their village to new look

Women in Galatista, Halkidiki, decided to beautify their village. They painted with color old fountains as well as walls of houses that needed a make up. The result? A fresh, playful touch by the local residents. Ten women, members of the local Culture Association of Arts Τhe Anthemouses, with the …

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Earthquakes shake the Monks’ Republic on Mt Athos (videos)

Several earthquakes have rattled the Monks’ Republic on Mount Athos in less that 24 hours, with the strongest one measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale. Epicenter of all the earthquakes was in the sea area some 18-20 km south of Athos. Videos 5.R strike in Protato Karyes The latest tremor …

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From beach parties in Halkidiki to over 30 infected elderly in Thessaloniki

A live music concert with 2,000 people in a beach bar of Halkidiki peninsula triggered lots of coronavirus infections in the neighboring Thessaloniki including 33 elderly in a nursing home. According to locals media, three of the bartenders were tested positive. President of Medical Association of Halkidiki, Marios Pyrpasopoulos told …

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Coronavirus in Halkidiki children’s summer camp, resurgence in W. Macedonia

Alarm in a children’s summer camp in Halkidiki, northern Greece: One of the children has been tested positivity to conoraviurs. The 15-year-old girl moved to the camp on July 5 and developed fever four days later, media report on Sunday. The camp officials considered the case of the sick child …

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