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Ferries to Aegean Sea docked, sea traffic disruptions as Cyclone strikes Greece

Ferries to the island groups of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina since Saturday (Sept 29/2018) morning due to gale force winds in the Central and East Aegean Sea. The sailing ban follows a relevant decision by the Greek Coast Guard. Mediterranean …

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Zakynthos shipwreck: Landslide overturns boats, injures tourists

A landslide in the area of the famous  Zakynthos shipwreck has overturned boats and injured tourists who were visiting the iconic site. So far, reports about injuries and possible missing tourists are conflicting with media to speak of one to three injured tourists. +++According to latest information (01:30 pm): A …

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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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Greek authorities declare “sea and beaches in Athens Riviera are pollution free”

Greek authorities and the Greek Center for Marine Research officially declared the beaches, the sea, the sea bottom and the benthic ecosystem along the Athens Riviera as free from the oil spill pollution after tanker Agia Zoni II sank that occurred beginning of September 2017. On 15. Sept 2017, authorities …

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Under the sea: Fighting Greece’s plastic trash problem

Dressed all in black and preparing his diving gear with loud zips and clicks, George Sarelakos looks like he’s part of a Greek naval operation ready to storm an island or take down smugglers. He’s not — but he and four other volunteer divers do have a challenging mission: Clearing …

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Epiphany 2018 winner: Granny walks into the sea, fully dressed, to catch the Cross (video)

Hundreds of Greeks had to jump into the January cold waters on Epiphany Day to catch the Holy Cross. A granny in Dilesi, near Chalkida Attica, did not bother at all to exposed herself to the chilly weather. Dressed with her warm coat, holding her bag, wearing her shoes and …

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Oil Spill: Authorities declare beaches at Palaio Faliro are pollution-free

A group of several government officials, including Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, went to Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Tuesday morning. In a festive mood, they declared that the beaches along the Palaio Faliro part of the Athens Riviera coastline were free from oil spill pollution. Several swimmers, mostly …

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Greek Air Force recovers crashed Mirage 2000 from a depth of 580m VIDEO

From a depth of 580 meters, teams of the Greek Air Force recovered important parts of a Mirage 2000 that crashed into the sea area between the islands of Skopelos and Euboea. The Mirage 2000 crashed into the sea on May 29 2017. The 28-year-old pilot was rescued with a …

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Rare phenomenon: Sea is “boiling” at legendary Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Amazing spectacle in the legendary beach of Myrtos on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, Western Greece. It is the moment when the ice cold air masses meet the salty sea water, normally a couple of degrees warmer than the air. According to local website inkefalonia.gr, the majestic …

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Taxman chases Chinese beach masseur into the sea

The Greek Finance Ministry is determined to combat tax evasion and has launched a control operation preferably in the touristic areas of the country – which are notorious for selling goods and services without issuing receipts Devoted to combat tax evasion, police and tax controllers have joined forces for a …

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Fisherman shoots stunning video during Lefkada Earthquake

Spyros Kolyvas was out in the sea fishing when the earthquake measuring 6.1R occurred on Tuesday morning. Spyros grabbed his camera and shot this stunning video of masses of rocks getting detached from the cliffs and falling into the sea. Video The cliffs are in Egkremon area in Lefkada. The …

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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast. Some jumped into boats, while others …

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