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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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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Greece’s wineries open cellars on European Wine Tourism Day, Nov 11

The wineries of the “Wine routes of Greece” along with hundreds of other European wineries will take part in the European Day of Wine Tourism on Sunday, November 11. The visitors of the Greek wineries will tour the vineyards, meet Greek wine producers, admire the landscape, tour the facilities and …

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Rescue operation for newborn dolphin stranded in South Peloponnese (video)

A newborn dolphin was stranded at the beach of Sarakina in South Peloponnese and it was only because of mobilization of citizens, volunteers and marine mammal experts and that could be rescued and released back to the open sea. The young dolphin stranded in the swallow waters of Sakarina beach …

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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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Demolition of illegal beach bar in front of stunned tourists

Customers of a hotel in Anavyssos were stunned to hear police officers urging them to leave the area of the beach bar because demolishing works were imminent. Bulldozers had arrived early Monday morning to demolish four illegal constructed buildings and several kiosk in an area of 100 square meters in …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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E-Tickets for Greece’s archaeological sites and museums

Tired of waiting line under the boiling sun for a ticket to Acropolis or Knossos? Here is the solution! ​The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced on Thursday ( 19. July 2018) the launching of an online platform where visitors can obtain e-tickets online for selected archaeological sites, monuments …

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Clean Beaches 2018 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2018 has been released in June. The report refers to beaches in Athens area, the Attica region as wells as in other areas of Greece. The Clean Beaches report is based on sea water analyses conducted by the Laboratories of the National Ecological Research …

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Earthquake 5.5R strikes off Pylos, SW Peloponnese

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off Pylos in South-West Peloponnese at 08:15 on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The epicenter is located  34 km South-West of Pylos, 28km SW of Methoni 75 km West of Kalamata and 170 km South of …

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Earthquake with magnitude 4.6 R rattles South Peloponnese

An earthquake with magnitude 4.6 on the Richer scale occurred at 11:52 Tuesday morning, June 5 2018,  in South Peloponnese.e The epicenter was in the sea of  the Gulf of Lakonia, 35 km West of Neapoli and 21 km South of Gytheio. Due to low depth at 5 km, the …

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Weather: Rainstorm floods Thessaloniki, farmers and breeders in Peloponnese in despair (videos)

A powerful rainstorm flooded streets, houses and businesses in Thessaloniki, caused cut of water supply. Farmers and breeders in Peloponnese are in despair due loss of farming animals and flooded agricultural land. Torrential rain flooded the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece on Monday and had water supply cut in …

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Peculiar practices: Priest claims to heal pain with miracle pestle!

We have heard of Saint’s holy relics and of icons that work wonders and heal the sick faithful. But a miracle pestle? Apparently yes. A priest in Kyllini, South Peloponnese, claimed he could heal people suffering from health problems with a brass pestle that would make the impossible come true. …

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