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Pulitzer-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis dies at 58

Pulitzer-winning photographer, Yannis Behrakis, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.  In his 30-year long career at Reuters, Behrakis covered main conflict areas around the world. He touched millions of people worldwide with his snapshots from the Refugee crisis in Greece. His coverage of the refugee …

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Breathtaking! Landslide threatens part of the historic Castle on Skopelos (video)

A historic church and several houses, a whole neighborhood, are at high risk to slide into the sea after a big landslide took down the slope in the old Castle area on the island of Skopelos, Sporades, on Sunday, 13. January 2019. Years-long soil erosion and lack of maintenance works …

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Samos: Powerful storm, impressive pictures by local photographer

One of the stongest storms of the last years stroke the island of Samos on Saturday night. The powerful phenomenon not only caused power cuts and problems in the road network. It also created an impressive scenery that local photographer Manolis Thravalos captured with his camera. “Thousands of lightnings turned …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Giant 1000-meter long spider web at Vistonida Lake, North Greece (video, picts)

A giant spider web had been formed along the shores of Vistonida Lake in Northern Greece. The spider web is 1,000 meter long and 10 meters wide. The spider web extends from the Metohi of Vatopedi Monastery to Agios Nikoalos in Porto Lagos. It is just the last couple of …

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Big fat Greek wedding for Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro (picts, video)

Maria Menounos could not but have a big fat Greek wedding. In her father’s birth place Akovos, Maria and her husband Keven Undergaro sealed their holy bond in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “I wanted the religious wedding to take place here in order to honor Greece,” …

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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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Antiparos and its spectacular beauties in the heart of the Aegean (pictures)

When you reach Antiparos by boat from Paros, you see a smooth island landscape with naked  mountains in the background. You only need to take a boat for a round trip around Antiparos to discover its spectacular wild beauties. Here is KTG’s Exclusive Report about 15  Amazing Things to Do …

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Treasury of findings on islet off Kythnos confirm habitation since 3000 BC

Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of findings on the islet Vryokastraki off Kythnos confirming signs of habitation stretching from the Early Cycladic era around 3000 BC until the 7th and 8th century AD. The excavation on the islet Vryokastraki off the island of Kythnos in the Aegean Sea, brought to …

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Naxos breaks Guinness Record with giant portion of French Fries (video)

A giant portion of french fries secured the island of Naxos in the Aegean Sea with a new Guinness Record. The Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Naxos managed to break their own previous record. In less than 8 hours, 2.5 tons of  diced potatoes were fried crispy and golden in …

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Earthquake jolts Central Greece with 5.2 R magnitude UPD picts

An earthquake with 5.2 R rattled Central Greece and had residents rushing out of their homes on Friday morning. The earthquake occurred at 10:12 a.m. on 31. August 2018. Its epicenter is located in Argithea, especially in the triangle of Drakotrypa – Pefkofyto-Oxya. in the mountain area West of Lake …

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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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Mati nightmare: Dozens hold their beloved ones above water (picts, videos)

Images of the apocalyptic hours dozens of people experienced at the Silver Beach in Mati in East Attica on Monday, 23. July 2018. Dozens of people are standing in the water waiting for help. Dozens of people hold tight their beloved ones above the water waiting for help. for hours. …

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Attica wildfires info: Missing Pets and Found Pets with pictures

Several pets went missing in the wildfires in North-East Athens (East Attica). Owners and families are seeking for their pets on social media, others post pictures of pets that they have found. Please, note that several volunteers are currently (24. July 2018) in Mati, Kokkino Limanaki and Neos Voutzas in …

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Dramatic battle against raging forest fire in Kineta, West Attica (videos)

A forest fire has been raging in the resort of Kineta in West Attica in a blaze front extending to six kilometers. Powerful wind of up to 7 and occasionally 8 Beaufort make the firefighters’ work almost impossible. The rough sea hinders aerial means from loading water from the sea. …

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