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Earthquake strikes with 4.1R Skiathos and the Sporades islands

An earthquake hit with magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale the Sporades islands a few minutes before 6′ clock late Thursday afternoon. According to Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area 39 km North of the island of …

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Skyros, Thassos, Crete heavily hit by torrential rainfalls (picts)

Torrential rainfalls have been hitting several parts of Greece from the north to the south, flooding streets, homes and businesses and destroying infrastructure. The sporades islands but also Thassos were badly hurt by the rainstorms, while Crete was hit as well. Two bridges collapsed, streets turned into rivers and tourists …

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Torrential rains flood Skiathos, Evia, heavy snowfalls in Halkidiki (videos)

Roads were flooded, homes and shops came under water, streams and rivers were overflowed and mountains were covered with snow, when the barometric low hit central and northern Greece with heavy rainfalls and dense snow falls. Especially hit by the bad weather front are the island of Skiathos, Sithonia Halkidiki …

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Skiathos: British woman killed when husband’s car runs over her

A British man ran over his wife with the family car on the island of Skiathos late on Tuesday night, after a night out. The 58-year-old woman, also a British national, died on the spot. The couple have been living in Panorama area on the island for quite some time, …

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Skiathos Airport: Airplane blasts push down aviation spotters (video)

A breathtaking video shows a British Airways airplane flying incredible low before landing at the airport of Skiathos. The plane is flying dangerously close over the heads of aviation enthusiasts who even dare risking their lives to satisfy their dangerous hobby. With the airport being close to the beach, lading …

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Swan dad defends his family against amateur paparazzi (video)

A family of swans are proudly swimming along the shore of a beach on the island of Skiathos. Beach goers grab their mobile phones and shoot pictures of the cute bird family. However, when a tourist comes much too close, father swan gets angry and sets to defend his family …

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Tax inspectors go cyclone-hit Skiathos to catch tax evaders

Tax inspectors arrived on Skiathos on Monday, a day after the island was declared in a state of emergency due to the floods and infrastructure damages caused by the Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas. The audits aimed to catch tax evaders were obviously scheduled long ago, but didn’t they know that …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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Skiathos: Campaign to protect famous Lalaria Beach and its unique pebbles

Famous Lalaria beach and its unique round pebbles on the island of Skiathos are at risk due to the human factor. A campaign by the local cultural organization aims to preserve the exquisite landscape of one of  the most beautiful beaches on the island of Skiathos and the whole Greece. …

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Passenger ferry Aqua Blue crashes at the pier of Skiathos port

A passenger ferry with 170 people on board crashed at the pier of the port of  Skiathos in the island group of Sporades. Passenger ferry “Aqua Blue” crashed at 6:30 Sunday afternoon after arriving at the port. The ferry suffered a small damage in a watertight section, its continuation of …

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Pregnant Kate Hudson on Skiathos vacation with boy friend and mom

Summertime, the time when Hollywood stars spend vacations in Greece and promote  One of the first who arrived this year, is pregnant Kate Hudson who also put her growing baby bump on display. She was spottedon the island of Skiathos last Saturday. The 39-year-old pregnant actress was joined by her …

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British tourist “blown away” while filming jet take off on Skiathos (video)

A British tourist got the shock of his life, when the powerful thrust of a jet engine knocked him off his feet. The man stood filming planes take off on the Greek island of Skiathos. Apparently he stood much too close and didn’t stick with ‘safety guidelines’… Paul Turner from Cheshire …

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School Closes Due to Lack of Heating Oil

The Association of Parents at the 2. Elementary School on the island of Skiathos, Sporades, decided to close the school due to lack of heating oil.  The parents decided to do so because the municipality delayed the creation of the school committee with the effect that no heating oil can be …

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