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Authorities investigate death of Australian Sinead McNamara on yacht in Greece

A veil of mystery covers the sudden and unexpected death of 20-year-old Australian instagram model and social media influencer Sinead McNamara. The young woman had died while she was working as crew member on a luxury yacht anchored off the port of Argostoli on the island of Kefalonia. “She had …

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Miracle Snakes of Panagia appear again in Kefalonia church (video)

Punctually on the great feast of the Dormition day of  Virgin Mary, the miracle snakes of Panagia Fidousa made their annual appearance again in a church on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. The church Panagia Langouvarda on the site of an old monastery by Markopoulos village  has …

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“Blue Flag” revoked from 38 Greek beaches, incl on Santorini, Kefalonia

Thirty-eight Greek beaches awarded with the Blue Flag saw them … flying away as the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature simply removed them. Among the beaches that lost the quality award Blue Flag in the middle of the touristic season are beaches on favorite touristic destinations like Santorini, …

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Moderate earthquakes strike Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than

Greece is showing an intense seismic activity on Thursday with four earthquakes to have struck Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than ten hours. The tremors caused concern among locals, however, Greek seismologists appear reassuring. The first tremor occurred at 1:45 Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.8 R. …

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UPD Mysterious death of two German tourists in Kefalonia on New Year’s day

Two tourists were found dead in an apartment they had rented via Airbnb in Vlahata village on the island of Kefalo0nia in the Ionian Sea in the morning of the New Year’s day. The nationality of the tourists is given by local media as “German.” The deaths are covered with …

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Kefalonia: Santa and Reindeer bring the Bride to the Church

A dream wedding over the festive days took place on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. It was Santa Claus himself who brought the bride to the Church, on his Greek sleight and a kind of bizarre huge reindeer. kefaloniapress.gr Santa had a red cape to keep the …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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Local authorities cry “Arson!” as two more wildfires rage in Kefalonia

One more horror night for the island of Kefalonia after two wildfires broke out at the same time in Karavado and Pastra (Alimmatas) in the south of the island around 9 o’ clock on Thursday night. Firefighters and volunteers rushed to take the fire under control before it could reach …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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Heavy morning storm strikes Kefalonia, lightning causes wildfire – Video

A strong rain- and thunderstorm stroke the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea on Thursday morning causing power outages in several areas of the island including the capitalcity. According to local media, the rain- and thunderstorm started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning initially in the …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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British tourist killed in tragic water sports accident in Kefalonia

A British tourist was killed and another was injured in a tragic water sports accident at Makris Yalos area on the island of Kefalonia on Tuesday. A 58-year-old British national was killed on Tuesday while doing water sports at Makris Yalos on the island of Cephalonia. According to a statement …

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Rare phenomenon: Sea is “boiling” at legendary Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Amazing spectacle in the legendary beach of Myrtos on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, Western Greece. It is the moment when the ice cold air masses meet the salty sea water, normally a couple of degrees warmer than the air. According to local website inkefalonia.gr, the majestic …

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Kefalonia: more than 1,000 aftershocks >2R as number of homeless increases

An aftershock measuring 4.2R rocked the island of Kefalonia on Tuesday evening as thousands of residents were preparing to spend the night in tents, cars and buses. According to Greek media, 5,000 people are estimated to have to spend the days and nights away from homes as they were damaged …

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UPD Powerful earthquake 5.7R rocks again Kefalonia, 16 injuries (video, pcts)

A week after the powerful 6R, another strong tremor rocked the island of Kefalonia with 5.7 R causing panic to the residents and serious damages to already damaged buildings and infrastructure. The earthquake occurred at 5:08 a.m. Monday morning and had the same epicenter as the one on January 26th …

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