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Turkish fishing boats escorted migrants’ dinghy to Greece, say survivors

Turkish fishing boats allegedly escorted the dinghy carrying migrants into Greek territorial waters, survivors of the wreck told Greek authorities on the island of Lesvos. The dinghy was escorted by two or three fishing boats from the moment it set off from a village near Ayvalik on the Turkish west …

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Over 30 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Kythera and Lesvos (videos)

More than 30 migrants are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the island of Kythera in south Peloponnese and Lesvos in the eastern Aegean Sea in less than 12 hours. Residents of a Greek island pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs in dramatic rescues after two …

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Shipwreck with 95 migrants off Kythera: Dramatic rescue operation

A shipwreck with 95 migrants occurred off the island of Kythera, south Peloponnese late on Wednesday. There are reports of at least 5 dead people, some 15 people are stranded on the rocks. According to latest information, 30 people have been rescued, so far. Under difficult weather conditions, with strong …

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Kythera: 236 refugees stranded in 48 hours on an island with no migrant facilities

The third vessel in the last 48 hours, carrying 67 migrants of various nationalities was located early Thursday at Limnionas on the island of Kythera early Thursday morning. Three Turkish nationals have been arrested as alleged human traffickers. Together with another 166 migrants, mainly from Afghanistan who arrived on Wednesday, …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.2 R the island of Kythera

A strong earthquake jolted with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale the island of Kythera, south of Peloponnese, on Wednesday morning. So far, there have been no reports of injuries or material damage. While some international seismic institutes gave the preliminary magnitude with 5.4-5.5 R, the Geodynamic Institute …

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2500-year-old shipwreck discovered during seabed survey to lay power cable off Kythera (video)

A rare and unique shipwreck form the Classical Era has been revealed during the marine survey for the Crete-Peloponnese subsea interconnection, the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) announced on Thursday. The rare shipwreck was revealed while surveying the seabed near the island of Kythera for the construction of Crete-Peloponnese subsea …

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Two bishops summoned for disobeying Covid-measures

Two bishops have been summoned to the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece for disobeying and disrespecting decisions reagrding the Covid-19 measures during the Easter times. Bishop of Kythera Seraphim and Bishop of Aitolia Kosmas will have to explain themselves over their “disobedience and disrespect of the unanimous decision …

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Earthquake 6.1R strikes between Crete and Kythera, NW of Chania

An earthquake measuring 6.1 R stroke in the sea area between the islands of Crete and Kythera at 9:23 a.m. on Wednesday. No tsunami risk, say Greek seismologists. The tremor was so powerful that it was felt also in half of Greece, including the far away mainland. Preliminary reports about …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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