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Extensive damages in Halkidiki waterfront from storm Bettina

Winds blowing with intensity of 11 Beaufort swept along the coast of Kassandra leg in Halkidiki peninsula over the weekend damaging pedestrian zones in the villages of the mainly touristic area. Badly affected have been the villages of Siviri, Hanioti, Pefkohori and Polychrono where piers were cracked, trees uprooted and …

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Overtourism in Halkidiki affects water and power supply

Overtourism in Halkidiki has affected water and electricity supply as well the biological cleaning networks. Black outs are daily, locals, tourists and professionals are angry. Faucets ran dry, the circuit breakers went down and the biological cleaning “short-circuited” for another year in Halkidiki due to overtourism, daily ethnos.gr reported citing …

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Femicide in Halkidiki: Man shoots and kills wife in front of their child

A 36-year-old man shot and killed his 39-year-old wife and then put an end in his own life in Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece on Monday morning. The tragedy took place in the couple’s home and in front their 8-year-old child that suffered injuries. With injuries in the eyes, the …

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Hidden cameras in Halkidiki accommodation recorded private moments of Greeks and foreigners tourists

A 34-year-old owner of an accommodation in Halkidiki is accused of installing hidden cameras, who allegedly illegally recorded the private moments of vacationers staying there. Investigation by Greek Police was initiated after a complaint by a young couple, at the end of September 2022, they found a camera in a …

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Contraband cigarettes factory in Halkidiki; 30 arrests

Greek Police has arrested dozens of people at an illegal “factory” of contraband cigarettes located in Lakkoma, Halkidiki. The factory had two full lines for the production, processing and standardization of cigarettes that were filled with tobacco imported from Bulgaria. The factory seems to have been in non-stop operation in …

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Halkidiki: Large ancient cemetery with over 1,000 graves unearthed

The ancient and modern history of Halkidiki, buried in the earth came to light and revealed over 1,000 of ancient graves on the peninsula of Kassandra and Sithonia. The touristic development can overshadow its archaeological wealth, but thanks to it, one of the largest cemeteries of the northern Greek area …

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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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