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The “frozen” waves in the Saronic Gulf; stunning phenomenon off Athens (video)

Greece never ceases to amaze us with the incredible diversity of its landscapes but also the beautiful and often paradoxical phenomena such as the “frozen” waves in the Saronic Gulf, one sailing hour off the Greek capital Athens.   The “frozen” waves are nothing else than currents and shallow waters …

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Clean Beaches 2018 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2018 has been released in June. The report refers to beaches in Athens area, the Attica region as wells as in other areas of Greece. The Clean Beaches report is based on sea water analyses conducted by the Laboratories of the National Ecological Research …

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Dramatic rescue of woman swimming 5 nautical miles south of Piraeus (pictures)

A woman was spotted swimming in the middle of ‘nowhere’, in the Saronic Gulf, 5 nautical miles south of the port of Piraeus on Wednesday afternoon. She was fully dressed. She was rescued by the crew of ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing  from Piraeus to the island of …

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New oil spill in the Saronic Gulf after vessel sinks in Aspropyrgos

One more vessel sank in the Saronic Gulf, this time in Aspropyrgos bay, east of Halyvourgiki pier, some 20 km west from Athens. Cargo Vessel “Elefantas” sank on Tuesday afternoon while it was anchored. The wreck occurred after water inflow, the vessel Inspection conducted by the Port Authority showed “marine …

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Shipwreck: Impressive aerial video of tanker Agia Zoni II in the Saronic Gulf

Shipwreck in the Saronic Gulf: Impressive aerial video of the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II. The tanker has sunk on one side, is said to lay 30 meters deep. The video was uploaded by Archipelagos.com on Sept 14 2017 and obtained by Spanopoulos Group, the company assigned to pump water …

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EU Commission sends anti-pollution vessel to assist Greece in oil spill clean up

The European Commission has responded to Greece’s request for assistance and has sent an anti-pollution vessel to help with the clean up of the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. According to a statement issued by the European Commission, Greece had activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism requesting the vessel. …

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Huge ecological disaster after tanker sinks off Salamis island in Saronic Gulf

More than two thousand tones of fuel were poured into the sea when a tanker sank off the island of Salamis in the west of the Argo-Saronic Gulf on Sunday. An unprecedented ecological disaster with huge impact on the environment, the wildlife and the local economy. Tanker Agia Zoni II …

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Kardashians’ mom Kris Jenner sailing Greece with Tommy Hilfiger and Martyn Bullard

The mother and family manager of famous TV reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kris Jenner enjoys Greece. She is sailing the Aegean Sea on yacht Flag owned by US fashion entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger. On board are also Hilfiger’s Dee Ocleppo and their kids as well as celebrity interior …

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