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Fire burns the dense forest of the island of Samothrace (videos)

A wildfire broke out at a remote and difficult to access area on the island of Samothraki in northern Greece on Tuesday morning. The fire is burning in the area of Piges Vathras Prinos on the north side of the island. The forest is reportedly dense and land forces cannot …

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Samothraki: Hundreds of tourists stranded due to transport failure

Hundreds of tourists remain stranded on the island of Samothraki – Samohtrace – in the North Aegean Sea, since a week due to failure of ferries to transfer them to the port of Alexandroupolis on the mainland. The situation is a drag for visitors and locals who report of shortages …

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Replicas of “Nike of Samothrace” to be placed in Northern Greece

Two exact replicas of “Nike of Samothrace”, the ancient marble sculpture of Greek goddess Nike, will soon be placed on the island of Samothrace – where it was found –  as well as in the town of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece. The original sculpture is considered as “the masterpiece of Hellenistic …

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Floods and landslides as heavy storm strikes the island of Samothraki

An unprecedented heavy storm. Streets turned into rivers, walls in the City Hall collapsed, the Health Center and several houses and shops have been flooded and the water supply was cut when a storm hit the island of Samothraki in the Northern Aegean Sea on Monday night. Locals speak of …

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