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Elderly man dies in south Peloponnese when his car swept away by rushing rain waters

A 65-year-old man was found dead after his car was swept away by the waters of a swollen stream during a rainstorm in Ilia, southern Peloponnese on Friday. His body was found by rescuers some 300 meters away from the vehicle. According to local news site ilialive, the victim, a …

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Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in land plot in Ilia, Peloponnese

Eight ancient Greek tombs were discovered in a land plot in Ilia, south Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Monday. The tombs of various types were discovered and investigated during a recent rescue excavation by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia on a privately owned land plot at the location …

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British tourist injured as storm rages in camping in south Peloponnese

A British tourist was injured when a tree fell during a storm on her tent in Giannitsochori by Ilia in the early morning hours of Thursday. A wind hose hit the camping site while the woman was sleeping. According to local media, the woman suffered fractures in the legs and …

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Coronavirus ALERT: Emergency measures in Achaia, Zakynthos, Ilia

Greece’s Health authorities announced on Wednesday evening preventive emergency measures against the coronavirus for the prefectures of Achaia and Ilia, in Peloponnese, as well as for the island of Zakynthos. The measures are considered as preventing and are implemented following the latest coronavirus case confirmed earlier today. According to National …

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Storms over Greece: Flooded roads, power outages, waterspouts (videos)

Homes and businesses were flooded, waterspouts were formed and power outages have taken place as a bad weather front stroke West Greece on Thursday. The island of Corfu, the regions of Messologhi and Agrinio in western mainland as well as Ilia in West Peloponnese were badly hit. Here comes the …

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Thunderbolts kill 2 men in West Greece, mud floods in Kefalonia (videos)

Thunderbolts have killed two men in West Peloponnese as severe thunderstorms have been striking West Greece since Tuesday morning. Homes and streets were flooded in Ilia Prefecture, large areas without power. On the island of Kefalonia, mud floods covered the streets of seaside village Agia Efthymia. A 35-year-old man was …

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UPD Foreign national, 46, arrested for wildfire in Ilia on Sunday

A 46-year-old foreign national was arrested by police in Pyrgos, following charges by the Fire Service that he accidentally caused a fire in the Frixa area in Andritsena-Krestena, in Ilia Predecture in South-West Peloponnese. The man will be led before a prosecutor on Tuesday morning, athensnewsagency reported. The nationality of …

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Villages evacuated at night as wildfires rage in Ilia (videos)

Firefighters worked all through the night, and areal means started operation early Monday morning to take the raging wildfire in the areas of Frixa and Skyllountia, in Ilia Peloponnese,  under control. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon near the archaeological site of Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic …

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85 wildfires on a single day: Houses burned, hotel evacuated

Eighty five wildfires broke out in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday across the country, the Greek Fire Service said in a statement. From Peloponnese in the South up to Halkidiki and Serres in the North the wild fires burned down thousands of acres of forest land – and …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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Ilia: Lack of printer ink deprives Greeks from medicine

Residents of Tragano in Ilia, southern Peloponnese, were badly surprised to find out the Regional Medical Center was closed due to lack of printer ink. Locals in need of medicine were confronted with a closed door and a notice saying: “The center will be closed on Monday , June 3/2013 …

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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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Ilia: Torrential Rains Flood Large Areas – One Dead (pics, videos)

A woman, 80, lost her life last night in Ilia, when she was trying to get out of her home and escape tons of rushing water. The woman had a tragic death. She was found drown, trapped at the wire fence of her house. Due to torrential rains that fell in …

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