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Angry producers set Tsipouro on fire to protest name change (video)

Angry producers of famous tsipouro in central Greece poured liters of the strong distilled spirit on the road and set it on fire. Together with dozens of farmers on tractors, the tsipouro producers occupied a part of the national Larissa-Kozani highway to protest government plans to change the name of …

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7 migrants killed, 8 injured when car crashes at Egnatia highway during police chase

Seven migrants were killed and another eight were injured when the car that was transporting them crashed on Egnatia highway by Xanthi in northern Greece. Two of the injured are reportedly in critical condition. According to local media, the mini van was driving on the Komotini-Xanthi section, when police made …

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Athens-Lamia highway remains shut down until 7 am on Wed

The Athens-Lamia national highway will remain shut down until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The country’s most important highway connecting the South to the North was supposed to open at 7 p.m. on Tuesday after a closure of 24 hours. The Attica section of the highway includes Kalyftakis …

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Athens-Lamia highway to open for a few hours on Feb 15, close for 24 hours

The Athens-Lamia section of Greece’s most important national highway connecting the South with the North will open for several hours on Monday, February 15, and close again in the evening for 24 hours due to the snowfall, the Minister for Citizen Protection announced Monday noon. The Athens-Lamia highway section will …

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Snow front Medea closes national highway, causes extensive power outages

Snow and freezing temperatures also in capital Athens have paralyzed the Greek south mainland after police ordered the closure of the south part of the national highway connecting the Greek capital with the north of the country. Police closed the national network from the Kalyftaki junction in Kato Kifissia, subrub …

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Civil Protection IANOS: New instructions for Zante, Ionian islands, West Greece highway

The Regional Civil Protection Secretariat of the Ionian islands has issued a warning on Thursday afternoon urging the restriction of people’s movement at the island of Zakynthos from Thursday evening until late night Friday, as Mmedicane “Ianos” is approaching the region, state-run news agency amna reported. The Regional government of …

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Wildfire in Martino passes over Athens-Lamia highway, traffic diverted

Authorities closed traffic on both directions of the Athens – Lamia highway in the height of Martino on Friday afternoon due to a raging wildfire. Vehicles are being diverted by alternative routes to avoid the thick smoke that has covered the highway. The diversion takes place at the 125.7 km …

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Jesus speaks to Greek Bishop about Highway Construction

Holy things happen in Greece. Jesus Christ spoke to Bishop Germanos of Ilia Prefecture, Peloponnese, and passed a message to the Prime Minister. Kyriakos Mitsotakis should begin with the construction of the Patras-Pyrgos-Olympia highway, the Bishop told a crowd of faithful protesters in the area. Meanwhile in #Greece. Jesus Christ …

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Protesting farmers to block Tempi tunnels in Athens-Thessaloniki highway

Greece’s farmers intensify their protests on Saturday with actions that will block traffic in Athens-Thessaloniki highway. Some 50 tractors left the Nikaia blockade in Central Greece around 12 o’ clock noon Saturday and move towards the Tempi tunnels on Athens-Thessaloniki highway. via onlarissa.gr They have already blocked one lane and …

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Zaev announces FYROM will accept “geographic qualifier” in Macedonia name dispute

“We are prepared for a geographic qualifier,” Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev announced on Tuesday. He added that FYROM will rename Skopje’s airport and the highway linking the capital of FYROM to the Greece border. Under the previous nationalist government, the airport was named …

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Tempi Tunnels make it possible: Athens-Thessaloniki in 4 hours (picts, videos)

The inauguration ceremony of the Tempi Tunnels had everything a Greek soul wishes: a religious blessing, the National Anthem, a wreath at the monument dedicated to National Resistance near by, a speech by the Prime Minister and an EU Commissioner. The three tunnels are at Tempi Valley and Maliakos-Klidi section …

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Attention! Warplane on Athens-Lamia highway Apr 5/2017 PICTURES

Motorists will be surprised to see a war plane on the Athens-Lamia highway on Wednesday, April 5th 2017. According to a statement issued by Greek Traffic police, motorists on the highway lane to Athens are requested to drive at a speed no higher than 50 km per hour and thus …

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Crete: Car filmed driving backwards on highway VIDEO

“Why bother and drive a couple kilometers more for the next exit, when I just passed the exit to my village?” This is what a driver apparently thought and decided to drive backwards on the highway. Driving backwards? On a highway? It was just a miracle that no accident happened, …

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Porsche car crash: Scenarios and speculations

As the traffic police is seeking the causes of the incredible accident on Sunday, several scenarios and speculations are circulating on Greek media and websites –  not to mention the comments posted on social media. At the same time, the father of the family that was killed in the crash …

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