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11 migrants die, 92 rescued when boat capsizes off Antikythera

A total of 92 migrants who were trapped on the islet of Prassonisi, north of Antikythera, were rescued on Friday. Another 11 people died when the boat ran aground and their bodies were retrieved from the sea by the Greek Coast Guard. The migrants were on a sailing boat that …

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Five villages evacuated during large wildfire still ranging in Mani

Five villages were evacuated in eastern Mani during a big wildfire that burned through forestland between Gythio and Areopolis since Saturday noon. The village Vachos, Germa, Drosopigi, Eleochori and Skamnaki were evacuated initially as as precaution due to strong winds. Later, the flames passed through the village of Drossopogi, reaching …

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Archbishop Ieronynos: Sexual abuse of child in Mani is “a monstrous and horrendous crime”

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos expressed his deep sorrow as a cleric and his rage as a human being over the “monstrous and horrendous” incident of sexual abuse of a 12-year old child by a cleric in eastern Mani. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian News Agency he said “there are …

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Sea turtles attack some 40 swimmers in Mani, South Peloponnese

Unprecedented attacks by sea turtles are been reported from the area of Mani in South Peloponnese. Approximately 40 swimmers have been attacked by sea turtles, the director of the health Center of Areopolis, Anargyros Margiolis told media. The incidents have occurred in Limeni of Mani and according to local authorities …

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Doctor in Mani wins WONCA 2019 Europe Award of Excellence in Health Care

Dr Anargiros Mariolis, director of the Areopoli Health Center in Mani, is the winner of the WONCA Europe Award of Excellence in Health Care for 2019. The 5-Star Doctor is an award to doctors, who in the opinion of the WONCA Council, have made a significant impact on the health …

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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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63-year-old missing Archimandrite in Mani found dead in the sea

The missing archimandrite in the Metropolis of Mani, Andreas Mpolovinos was found dead in his car on Tuesday afternoon. The car had sunk in the sea area of Kamares in Gytheio. The 63-year-old prior was missing since Monday afternoon when he left for a ride. A search and rescue operation …

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Dramatic Young Dolphin Rescue By Greek Volunteers (picts, video)

Swimmers at a Gytheion beach were more than alarmed to see a dolphin swimming in the area, living behind a trace of blood. Men, women and even chilrden rushed to capture the small dolhin and bring it to rescue. A wonderful and touching story showing also that there is indeed …

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(Upd) Fireman Found Tragic Death in Blaze in Mani

A fireman paid with his life his devotion to duty.  Konstantinos Kastris, 49, the commander of Fire Brigades on Gytheio found tragic death in a blaze at Vathi area of Mani, in South Peloponnese. Kastris was inspecting the blaze and sent his driver to get additional aid as the fire was …

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