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Volcanoes 2022: Spectacular event on Santorini (video)

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic conditions,  the spectacular event “Volcanoes” returned to the island of Santorini. Using thousands of fireworks, the event “re-enacts” the volcano eruptions. Organized by the Municipality of Santorini, the Regional Unit of South Aegean and local organizations and bodies, “Volcanoes 2022” offered an …

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Landslides, power outages as rainstorm hits Santorini (pcts, video)

Heavy rainfall and lightning caused landslides and power outages on the island of Santorini early Wednesday morning. The intense weather phenomena sounded alarm at the Fire Service. Motorists should be careful due to landslides on the road network, the local service waens citizens and tourists. Landslides occurred in the port …

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Cruise ship passenger found dead in her cabin

A cruise ship passenger has been found dead in her cabin on Sunday morning. The 63-year-old woman was found while the ship was anchored off the island of Santorini. The body of the tourist was transferred to the hospital on the island where doctors could only confirm her death. It …

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Santorini: Huge volcano landslide occurred 700,000 years ago

Traces of the largest known volcanic landslide in the entire Mediterranean, with a volume of up to 125 cubic kilometers, have been discovered in the sea around the island of Santorini by Greek and foreign scientists. They estimate that the landslide occurred some 700,000 years ago, that is at the …

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Unprecedented hail-fall on Santorini and Paros (videos)

Unprecedented hail fall hit the island of Santorini on Thursday which locals describe “as if stones were falling from the sky.”  The heavy hail- and rain-storm damaged vehicles and agriculture and temperature on the popular summer destination plunged to 1 degree Celsius. The storm also rendered the runway of the …

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Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos… Snow on the Cyclades islands (picts, videos)

A not so often phenomenon on the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean Sea: Snow! Famous landscapes on Mykonos, Santorini, Amorgos, Tinos have been covered with a white carpet and the scenery reminds anything but bright sun, endless blue sea and sandy beaches. Syros, Sifnos and Andros via syrrospress Thrilled …

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Earthquakes shake Nisyros and Santorini with 4.4 and 4R

Light tremors on Tuesday morning have shaken two out of five Greek islands with active volcanoes. The epicenters of the earthquakes were recorded in the sea area off Nisyros and off Santorini in the east and central Aegean Sea respectively. According to Geodynamics Insitute of Athens National Observatory the tremors …

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Breathtaking waterspouts in Rhodes, Santorini, Naxos (videos)

Residents and tourists stunned in awe the waterspouts forming off the islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Naxos on Wednesday. On the island of Rhodes,The waterspouts formed off Afantou and Kolympia reached the shore and caused damages and even lifted boats. Speaking to local media rodiaki, the president of Afantou Community, …

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French teacher positive to Covid-19, ferry returns from Santorini to Piraeus

Passenger ferry “Blue Star Delos” changed its route and returned to the port of Piraeus when a French national was confirmed positive to Covid-19. The woman was accompanying 24 French students to a trip on the island of Santorini. A sample from the French national had been taken upon her …

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Santorini municipality to distribute free masks to tourists

Authorities on the island of Santorini are on alert seeing tourists arriving from Paros and Mykonos where strict measures have been imposed due to epidemiological load. Local authorities plan to distribute face masks free of charge to Greek and foreign visitors arriving on the island and strengthen controls to avoid …

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“Landfills in Cyclades, Dodecanese to shut down by 2022,” says Environment Minister

Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said that all 14 landfills at the islands of the south Aegean, in the islands groups of Cyclades and Dodecanse, will be shut down by 2022. Speaking form the island of Santorini he visited on Sunday, Hatzidakis said “it is a shame, in 2020, …

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Night curfew, suspension of 3 Permit options on Mykonos, more measures on Santorini

The second confirmed case of coronavirus on the island of Mykonos has forced Greek authorities to impose additional lockdown measures. Among others, the additional restrictions impose curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and suspends three of the six options in total on the Movement Permits. The measures go into …

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Santorini Volcano: Civil Protection issues Emergency Response Plan

Greece’s Civil Protection has prepared a Emergency Response Plan due to a risk for the activation of the volcano on the island of Santorini in the central Aegean Sea. Purpose of the 184-page master plan with code name THALOS is to provide a direct and coordinated response to involved stakeholders …

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“Plastic-Free Santorini” awareness campaign to be launched

The Tourism Ministry will launch the public awareness campaign “Plastic-Free Santorini” aiming at spreading the message for the reduction of the overuse of plastics throughout Greece. The island with the iconic sunsets and the millions of visiting tourists every year is to be “the first island of the Clyclades free …

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NASA tests robots in submerged Santorini volcano

An international oceanographic seabed survey of the submerged Columbus volcano, a submarine volcano about seven kilometers northeast of Santorini, was launched on Wednesday night at the port of Lavrion and will last until November 27. The survey is funded by NASA. The international mission consists of 30 scientists from the …

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US media remove crosses from churches on Santorini

One of the biggest service provider on the internet, US-based Yahoo has re-posted an article with pictures showing that the crosses of Greek Orthodox churches on iconic Santorini have been removed. In an article promoting vacations in Greece, crosses from churches were simply airbrushed  or made almost invisible at first …

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