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Raving Turkish PM claims “132 islets in the Aegean are in dispute”

Less than 48 hours after the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Greece and Ankara made new claims about the islets in the Aegean Sea. “The status of 132 islets in the Aegean is gray,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said and added that “The Aegean Sea is not …

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Lenders and gov’t discuss possible extension of reduced VAT on the Greek islands

Greece’s financial team and creditors’ representatives are reportedly discussing the possibility to extend the reduced Value Added Tax rates on the islands for one more year. According to news website in.gr, the new round of consultations between Greece and the creditors is expected to definitively clarify whether the special reduced …

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London fund eyes up to €250mln investment for long-elusive seaplane network in Greece

Petrichor Capital Partners of London announced this week that it is considering an investment of up to 250 million euros in Greece over the next two years in order to develop a seaplane network, especially towards islands without airports. The specific commercial prospect has for decades been on the “drawing …

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Weather Warning: Meteorologists forecast rain- and thunderstorms, winds up to 10B, a Medicane in the Ionian Sea

Greece’s meteorologists are warning of extreme weather phenomena with powerful rain- and thunderstorms, very strong winds but also a Mediterranean Hurricane (Medicane) in the next days. Weather Forecast Nov 15-19 2017 According to National Meteorology Service EMY, analytically, areas affected will be: Nov 15 the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West Sterea, …

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Weather warning: strong rainfalls, thunderstorms, hail, snow

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) warns of weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms and hail falls locally on Saturday, November 4th 2017. snow is expected on the mountainous areas of Central and North Greece. The strong weather phenomena will affect the Sporades islands, Euboea and possibly eastern Thessaly and Fthiotida …

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Greek Navy sends medical staff to islands of North & Eastern Aegean Sea

The General Staff of the Hellenic Navy has announced the schedule the interdisciplinary medical group that will conduct preventive medical checks to the residents of the islands of the north and eastern Aegean Sea. The interdisciplinary Group consists of medical and nursing staff of various specialists incl. general practitioner, cardiologist, …

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National Meteo Service warns of “express” weather deterioration with rain, storms, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a ‘weather deterioration’ report and warns of extreme rainfalls, storms, hail and very strong winds in several regions across the country. The EMY warning refers to today, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29-30 2017. The forecast predicts that the extreme weather deterioration will …

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Rainfalls, Storms, Hail… sudden change in the August weather

Enough with this permanent sunshine and the high temperatures. Meteorologists forecast a sudden change in the weather with rainfalls and sporadic storms and temperature drop up to 5 degrees Celsius. Forecast Monday, 21 August 2017 The rain weather will set initially in northern Greece and will gradually move to most …

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Greece in Lucifer’s claws: Heat Wave with 41C, thunderstoms, hail, stormy winds

Prolonged heat wave Lucifer gradually weakens and it practically divides Greece into two: into hot West with up to 40 degrees Celsius and into moderate hot East, where temperature will be 35-39 C. At the same time, strong north winds ‘meltemia’ up to 9 Beaufort locally bless locals and tourists …

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Prolonged heat wave with 40-41 C to sweep across Greece

Winds down, temperatures up. Or in meteorologists’ language: Beaufort decrease, Celsius increase. Weather forecasters speak of a prolonged heat wave up to 41 degrees Celsius. Temperature will gradually rise over the weekend and will affect initially Western Greece. Then the hell will grab large parts of the country from North …

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Weather warning: Heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, wind up to 7B

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued an extreme weather warning for Thursday, July 27th 2017. EMY warns of strong rainfalls, hail, thunder storms and stormy winds. The weather deterioration is expected to start in the early morning hours of Thursday in the West of the country. The weather will affect …

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Greece Weather Forecast: Rainstorms, hail, strong winds June 15-18 2017

Two days sunshine and high temperatures, then clouds and rain. Summer weather does not manage to settle in. Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls and storms, locally hail, strong winds. Forecast Thursday Jun 15 2017 Affected are Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, West and central Sterea. The weather will temporary …

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Greece Weather forecast with rainstorms, hail and strong winds

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued a new weather warning on Wednesday. The warning is issued for Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday, May 24-26 2017. It forecast rainstorms, hail falls and strong winds up to 7 Beaufort locally. However, temperatures remain high according to seasonal levels. A rainstorm hit the area …

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Greece ranks 2nd in World 2017 Blue Flag Beaches – Check List

Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced earlier this week. 486 beaches across the country received the 2017 Blue Flag beaches award. Spain came in …

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Weather warning: Rain, storm, hail and wind up to 7 Beaufort

A quick deterioration of weather after the heat wave over the last weekend. Rainfalls, storms, hail, north winds up to 7 Beaufort and temperature drop. The bad weather front is expected to set initially in Central Macedonia and later across the country. The Greek National Meteorological Service has issued a …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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Two Greek Sea Arches among World’s Top Ten

There are numerous stunning sea arches across the globe. Two of them are in Greece.”The Blue Caves” on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Sea, and the “Kleftiko Caves” on the island of Milos in the Central Aegean Sea. Kleftiko Caves These rock formations can only be reached by the sea …

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