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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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One missing, bridge collapse as torrential rains flood Chania and Rethymno (videos)

One person is missing, a historical bridge collapsed and landslides occurred on the national road after torrential rainfalls have been striking the island of Crete since Sunday afternoon. A breeder is missing after his car was swept away and two women were trapped in their home when rocks fell on …

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Power cuts, material damages as 5.2R strike Preveza, West Greece

Power cuts in several parts of the city of Preveza have taken place, hours after an earthquake measuring 5.2R stroke at 4:26 a.m. on Tuesday. The people jumped out of their beds, items fell down in households and shops. The tremor reportedly caused cracks in some old houses, while plaster …

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Sahara Dust covers the islands of Crete and Rhodes (pictures)

The sky over the islands of Crete and Rhodes in the south Aegean Sea has been covered with billions of Sahara dust particles coming from North Africa. While large parts of Greece are dealing with huge volumes of rain, Crete and Rhodes have been under attack by billions of particles …

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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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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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