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Ferries to Aegean islands docked due to stormy winds

Ferries to the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio due to gale-force southern winds blowing in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Sailing prohibition is in force until further notice. Departure of ships was also prohibited in the routes Nea Styra …

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Warning: Dangerous weather phenomena on Rhodes and other islands

Greece’s Civil Protection sent a message via emergency line 112 on Saturday evening to the residents of the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Rhodes, Halki and Kastellorizo. The message warns citizens of possible dangerous weather phenomena in the next 24 hours in their area and calls on them to avoid unnecessary …

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Tourists on ATVs: List of traffic accidents on Greek islands is getting longer

The list of traffic accidents that have taken place on the Greek islands recently involving all terrain vehicles ATVs – or     “sows” in common Greek –  is getting longer and longer. Involved in the majority of the ATV accidents are young foreign tourists who are neither experienced with the local …

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“Greece will not demilitarize its islands simply because Turkey wants this,” says Alternate FM

Greece wants to engage in dialogue with Turkey but is not prepared to make concessions concerning its national sovereignty, nor will it demilitarise its islands simply because Turkey wants this, Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on SKAI television on Friday. “This dialogue must, of course, take place with rules, …

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Erdogan to raise his claims about “sovereignty” of Greek islands at NATO Summit

At the NATO Summit upcoming week, Turkish president Recep Tayipp Erdogan will raise the issue of “militarization” of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and their “illegal occupation by Greece,” some Erdogan-affiliated media reported on Sunday oblviously following leaks by president’s aidees. With the title “President Erdogan goes to NATO …

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