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Avalanche kills 3 mountain climbers; among them one of the most experienced in Greece

The three mountain climbers who had gone missing near the town of Kalavryta in Peloponnese were found dead Sunday afternoon, the fire service reported. The three bodies were found near the Kalavryta ski resort. Efforts were underway to recover the bodies and transfer them to a morgue for autopsy. According …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.4 R southern Greece, felt in Athens

An strong earthquake rattled with 5.4 on the Richter scale parts of southern Greece early on Saturday morning. The tremor occurred in the sea area between western Crete and south Peloponnese at 7:16 a.m. local time, the Athens Geodynamic Institute reported. Its focal depth was 57.6 km. Greek media reported …

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Floods, extensive damages as bad weather hits Zakynthos

Torrential rainfalls and stormy winds hit the islands of Zakynthos on Friday morning causing major damages in homes and businesses and infrastructure. Roads, homes, shops and hotels were flooded, landslides blocked main roads, solar heaters flew in the air and pergolas were found tens of meters away. Kalamaki via ermisnews.gr …

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Τanker rescues some 150 migrants on a wooden boat south off Peloponnese

Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the alarm after coming across the wooden boat, which was taking …

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Mini Lockdown in Argolida, Evrytania; extension in 5 regional units (Covid-Map)

Greece’s Civil Protection imposed a mini lockdown to the regional units of Argolida, Peloponnese, and Evrytania, Epirus, with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, they extended the restrictions in the regional units of Achaia, Ilia and Messinia in Peloponnese, of Heraklio on the …

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Fires menacing, more villages evacuated in Evia, south Peloponnese (videos)

Fire fronts in northern Evia are still active on Tuesday, the eight day since the devastating blaze burned down thousands of hectares of forest and agricultural land, houses and businesses, farming animals and wildlife. Evacuations took place also short before noon. At the same time, several fires in south Peloponnese …

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Power interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese completed

The Independent Power Transmission Operator and Prysmian Group, which designed, supplied and installed the cable, on Thursday announced the successful completion of the underwater power supply interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese. According to the announcement, the project breaks many records due to its length (135 km) and its depth …

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Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

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Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in land plot in Ilia, Peloponnese

Eight ancient Greek tombs were discovered in a land plot in Ilia, south Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Monday. The tombs of various types were discovered and investigated during a recent rescue excavation by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia on a privately owned land plot at the location …

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British tourist injured as storm rages in camping in south Peloponnese

A British tourist was injured when a tree fell during a storm on her tent in Giannitsochori by Ilia in the early morning hours of Thursday. A wind hose hit the camping site while the woman was sleeping. According to local media, the woman suffered fractures in the legs and …

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Monastery opens its gates to host vulnerable Syrian refugees

A monastery will open its gates and host asylum-seekers, single parent families from Syria, consisting of 50-60 women and children. It is one of the two monasteries the Metropolis of Ilia opens for vulnerable groups of refugees. First negative reactions by locals already are being heard. The refugees are expected …

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Earthquakes in Peloponnese bring rock into granny’s home yard

Granny Aggeliki Georgatou was already scared due to the several earthquakes that occurred in South-West Peloponnese on Monday. She was watching television, when she heard a tremble and heard a loud noise. It wasn’t an earthquake, though. It was a rock that detached from the mountain fell in the yard …

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Earthquakes rattle West Peloponnese and Zakynthos, dozens of aftershock

Three earthquakes and dozens of aftershocks have been rattling West Peloponnese since Monday afternoon are a cause of concern for local residents. Seismologists closely monitor the phenomenon. The first earthquake with 4.5R occurred at 06:32 p.m. on Monday. It was followed by a 4.8R tremor occurring occurred three minutes before …

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