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Rhodes: Two Swedish tourists sentenced for attempting to remove Greek flag

Two Swedish nationals were handed down suspended sentences for attempting to remove the Greek flag from a Police Security Directorate on the island of Rhodes. The First-instance Court on Tuesday handed down suspended sentences of six and seven months imprisonment, respectively, to two 19-year-old men who had attempted to remove …

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Rodos Week: Greece compensates tourists forced to flee Rhodes wildfires in 2023

Greece has launched a “free” holidays program “Rodos Week” for tourists who were forced to flee the island of Rhodes due to the wildfires in July 2023. The country fulfills its promises to tourists with vouchers up to 500 euros and for a week-long holiday in two available periods, that …

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Hydro-biological Station of Rhodes warns of jellyfish

The Hydro-biological Station of Rhodes issued a statement on Tuesday about the tropical jellyfish that appeared on the beaches of the island in south-eastern Greece. The station not only draw citizens attention to the increased presence of jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica at the beaches of Rhodes it also warns citizens and …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.6R the island of Rhodes

An earthquake rattled with 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale the island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean early Friday morning. The tremor occurred at 6.27 a.m. in the sea area 16 km northeast of the city of Rhodes. Its focal depth was 45.8 km. No injuries or damages were …

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Parks to protect the emblematic deer of Rhodes to be established

Greece’s Environment ministry and the local government have decided to establish parks for the protection of the deer on the island of Rhodes. According to data by the University of Thessaloniki deer on Rhodes amounts to 6,284, locals speak of a much higher but unspecified number. According to a joint …

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Rhodes: Heavy rainfalls flood the island, cause landslides (video)

Heavy rainfalls hit the island of Rhodes early on Wednesday, flooding main and small roads and causing landslides in some villages. Authorities urge citizens to limit their movements Streams have been overflown in the area of Damatia and Marista, local media rodiaki.gr reported. The heave rainfalls started early Wednesday morning. …

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German couple invites whole village to say “thank you” for saving their home from Rhodes fires

A German couple threw a dinner party for a whole village to say “thank you” for saving their house from the summer fires on the islands of Rhodes. “A beautiful and touching initiative by a German couple, who have chosen Rhodes as their second home, wanting to thank all the …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.6R Symi and Rhodes

An earthquake rattled with 4.6 on the Richter scale the island of Symi in the south-east Aegean Sea on Monday evening. Some seismological institutes reported the magnitude as 4.3 R and some with 4.9 R. The tremor occurred at 18:46 local time and its epicenter was in the sea area …

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Greece and Cyprus reiterate commitment for a peace settlement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides reiterated on Monday their commitment to seek a peace settlement for the Mediterranean island based on the UN-sanctioned premises for a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. “Athens and Nicosia, Nicosia and Athens, continue in absolute coordination, whether at the level of the …

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Locals and tourists may return to certain villages on Rhodes

Residents and tourists of specific towns and villages in eastern Rhodes may return to their accommodations, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said through the emergency 112 system on Thursday, July 27, 2023.. Specifically, the following areas are safe from fires and evacuated persons may return to: Malona, Charaki, …

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Urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the Rhodes fire

Judicial authorities on the island of Rhodes have launched an urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the fire burning for 9th consecutive day. The commander of the Fire Department, Nikitas Venios, and the head of the Dodecanese Forest Directorate, Katerina Balatsouka, were asked to provide explanations to the Dodecanese …

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Entire Rhodes on “state of emergency”: Active fire fronts on July 26

A state of emergency was declared for the entire island of Rhodes on Wednesday due to the fires that are burning for the 9th consecutive day. The Civil Protection has declared “state of emergency” to ten municipal units of the fire-striken island of Rhodes since July 18. Like a “Lernaean …

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