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Very High Risk of Fire for several Greek regions, islands in Aegean & Ionian Sea

Several regions across Greece’s mainland as well as islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are at Very High Risk of Fires on Friday, August 10th 2018.  According to a statement issued by the country’s Civil Protection Agency, Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of …

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Very High Risk of Fire warning for Attica and islands, Aug 8

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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With tourists’ arrivals, fuel prices skyrocket on Greece’s islands and major highways

Fuel prices have skyrocketed on the Greek islands and the country’s highways in the month of July. And this although there is no global fuel crisis or other factor to justify the hikes. The hikes coincide with the tourists’ arrivals, note the country’s media. On some islands, the price per …

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Migration Minister reassures “no new hot spots on the islands, no asylum seekers returns”

Migration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, dismissed dress reports that new hot spots will be established on the islands or that asylum seekers returns from Germany will be place on the five islands. In a letter to the mayors of the islands that have received the majority of refugees and migrants, that …

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Ferries link Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15/2018

Golden Star Ferries will launch a direct route from Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15th 2018. This was announced on Friday by Greece’s Shipping Ministry. The ferries will depart from Thessaloniki daily at 10:00 a.m. and return at 07:15 p.m. Ticket fare is at 60 euros. With return …

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Fuel prices skyrocket, on some Greek islands reach €2 per liter

Unleaded gasoline has reached 2 euros per liter in some regions of Greece in the last few days, while it has been particularly expensive also in large urban areas. In the island group of Cyclades, the average price of unleaded is already at 1.86 euros per liter, while on some …

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Visa Program for Turkish tourists to Greek islands to run in 2018

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A visa facilitation program that allows Turkish travelers and citizens of third countries to visit select Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean has been extended by one year. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday informed the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the European …

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Sailing ban from Port of Piraeus due to powerful winds in the Aegean

Piraeus port authorities have banned the sailing of ferry boats towards the islands of the Aegean Sea due to the powerful winds blowing in intensity up to 9 Beaufort. The sailing ban affects ferry boats from the Port of Piraeus and is valid from 12 noon until at least 6 …

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Five Aegean islands seek to cancel “geographic restrictions for refugees and migrants”

The geographical restriction imposed on refugees and migrants who arrived in Greece after the EU-Turkey Statement on the islands of the northern Aegean, violates the principle of human dignity, the alleged need to apply it is not substantiated, representatives of the Bar Associations in Chios, Lesvos, Rhodes, Kos and Samos, …

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Four Cyclades islands to be electrified with underwater cable from Attica

Four of the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable as of next month. This connection will put an end to environmental polluting units of the Greek Public Power Corporation [PPC. DEH],” the state broadcaster ERT said in …

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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night …

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Gov’t to hand out social aid €500-€2,100 to islanders as compensation for the VAT increase

An extraordinary social handout from 500 to 2,100 euros, depending on the family size and economic criteria, will be given to islanders in 2018 as a readjustment offset for the abolition of lower VAT scale applied on transactions on the Greek islands. On Tuesday, the government announced that VAT rates …

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