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Piece of οlive tree found on Therasia places Minoan volcano eruption earlier

A piece of olive tree found on Therasia will move the date of the explosion of the Santorini volcano a few decades later than currently estimated. The wood was found in the area “Kimissi Thirassias”, the prehistoric settlement which lies on a hillside of the island once connected to Thira …

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Cycladic female figurine unearthed in Akrotiri excavation Santorini

Important findings have been unearthed in the excavation site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. Inside a clay chests from the 16th century BC, archaeologists discovered a Proto-Cycladic female figurine made of marble. The finding delights the community of archaeologists and archaeology fans. Inside rectangular chests made of clay …

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Greece bans obese tourists from riding donkeys on Santorini

Greece has banned obese tourists from riding donkeys after animal rights campaigners said the creatures were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds. The Greek Ministry of Rural Development has reportedly published a new set of regulations with regards to donkeys’ well-being, but the situation has still a long …

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Drones on the service of Greece’s tax inspectors again tax evaders (video)

High-tech drones on the service of Greece’ Independent Authority for Public Revenues. With Argus eyes, the little secret agents have been buzzing over the heads of tax evaders and their facilities screening and recording movements So far the drones have been deployed in Santorini, one of the most popular destinations …

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Santorini to impose cap on cruise ships to avoid overtourism

Picturesque Santorini with its spectacular scenery and sunsets has been struggling in the last few years with overtourism. Local authorities plan to cap the number of tourists mainly arriving via cruise ships. According to reports, Santorini will cap the number of daily arrivals at 8,000 as of begin of 2019. …

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Impressive waterspout with small rainbow filmed off Santorini (video)

An impressive waterspout was filmed near Akrotiri on the island of Santorini on August 27th 2018. A waterspout was unusually big for Greece. The waterspout was developed off Santorini and it even formed a rainbow near its base. The video was shot by Kevin Mylrea who was onboard of a …

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“Blue Flag” revoked from 38 Greek beaches, incl on Santorini, Kefalonia

Thirty-eight Greek beaches awarded with the Blue Flag saw them … flying away as the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature simply removed them. Among the beaches that lost the quality award Blue Flag in the middle of the touristic season are beaches on favorite touristic destinations like Santorini, …

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Night watchman arrested for stealing antiquities from Santorini Museum

Police has arrested a night watchman at the archaeological museum of Santorini for stealing antiquities. Together with an accomplice, the  watchman has been stealing antiquities from the Museum’s storage room for about one year. In a cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, police raided the man’s home on Saturday and …

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Santorini winery among winners of Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

The full taste of Assyrtiko wine apparently surprised judges of Decanter’s World Wines Awards 2018.  They credited it as ‘‘an outstanding summary of this unique terroir,” and included Assyrtiko from the winery ArtemisKaramolegos on the island of Santorini among the 50 Best in Show. Just 0.3% of wines tasted at …

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LIDL scraps all Santorini churches, moves to “Mykonos” after the outcry

After the outcry last year, international cheap chain LIDL did not dare to repeat its bold experiment and deliberately remove Crosses from Greek Orthodox Churches. This year, the LIDL removed the churches all together and move away from iconic Santorini scenery to some lower quality pictures of what it seems …

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15 minutes of rain turn main roads on Santorini into rivers (pictures)

It needed a powerful rainfall that lasted just 15 minutes to show the infrastructure problems on the island of Santorini, a favorite destination for millions of tourists every year. Friday night and the main road of Emborio was turned into a stream of rushing waters sweeping away cars, stones and …

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