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Civil Protection lifts lockdown restrictions for the island of Kalymnos

The Greek Civil Protection said on Saturday that the special restrictions status for the island of Kalymnos will be lifted at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021. The special restrictions were imposed on May 5 due to an outbreak on the island in the eastern Aegean Sea, the second …

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Lockdown on Kalymnos island extended for one more week

Greek authorities extended the tough restriction measures for the island of Kalymnos for one more week as the epidemiological load remains high. In a statement issued on Saturday night, the Civil Protection said that the tough restrictions are extended until 6:00 a.m. on May 25, 2021, for reasons of public …

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Kalymnos island placed in tough lockdown due to outbreak

Greece’s Civil Protection placed the island of Kalymnos under tough lockdown late on Tuesday due to an outbreak of coronavirus infections. The lockdown is in force from today, Wednesday, until Monday, May 10, 2021, “for urgent reasons of serious risk to public health” and to limit the spread of the …

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Kalymnos island placed in stricter lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday evening that a stricter lockdown is imposed on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. The decision has been taken following evaluation of the epidemiological load data, the age stratification of the inhabitants of the island, the results of …

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UPD Teenager foreigner airlifted from Kalymnos to Crete as coronavirus suspect

Inside a special negative pressure capsule a teenager boy was flown with a Chinook helicopter from the island of Kalymnos to the University Hospital in Heraklio on Crete early Thursday morning. The 17-year-old French national had developed high fever for the last two days and chest pain. Doctors at the …

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Turkish coast guard harass and threaten Greek fishermen off Kalymnos

Turkish coast guards harassed Greek fishermen and even threatened them with a weapon in the sea off the coast of the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese. The Turkish inflatable boat with a couple of men on board approached the Greek fishermen boat dangerously close. The incident took place on …

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Police arrests 3 people for looting ancient ship wrecks

Greek Police has arrested three men on the Aegean island of Kalymnos for plundering ancient shipwrecks and removing more than two dozen intact pottery vases. “The antiquities dated from the 4th Century B.C. to the late Middle Ages,” the police said in a statement on Monday. The artifacts, 24 in …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Locals paint huge Greek flag on Kalymnos mountain, opposite the Turkish coast (pictures)

A huge Greek flag painted on the mountains of Kalymnos is greeting everyone arriving at the port and those sailing around the island of sponge divers. The 375 square meter big flag was painted by volunteers last Monday following an initiative by locals, two brothers who are painters by profession. …

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Watch video showing pilots trying to land to Kalymnos while strong winds are blowing

A footage uploaded on internet shows the attempts of airline pilots to land an airplane at the small airport of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese group of islands in Eastern Aegean Sea. There were stormy winds blowing while the pilots tried to land the airplane. The video was uploaded earlier today …

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President Pavlopoulos calls Greek-born Mayor of Tarpon Springs, FL, short before Irma arrives

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his support to the Greek-born mayor of Tapron Springs, Chris Alahouzos, as Florida was bracing for powerful hurricane Irma. From the island of Kalymnos, Pavlopoulos called mayor Chris Alahouzos and expressed the his and the support of Greek people to the people of Florida. The Greek …

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Kos earthquake: Airport traffic with minor delays, sea traffic with small boats via Kalymnos & Nissyros

Transportation to and from the island of Kos is at 90 percent through the airport, Athens News Agency reported on Friday after the earthquake 6.6R caused serious damage at the port of the island. Smaller boats transfer passengers from and to Kos via the islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros, which …

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Kalymnos: young Syrian arrested on “suspicion of being a jihadist”

A young man from Syria was arrested on Tuesday on the island of Kalymnos of the Dodecannese group of islands. The man was reportedly arrested by the Greek Coast Guard due to involvement in a migrants’ trafficking ring. But the Cost guard apparently found ‘suspicious’ pictures and videos on his …

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KTG’s Beach Adventures: Is the Famous “Seventh Wave” the Highest?

They say,  the seventh wave is the highest. We sit at the beach and start counting. The highest wave had just crashed at the beach. Foam and splashes. Millions of water drops. The wave is powerful. It wets our feet up to the calves. It soaks the beach towel. Even though …

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