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Skyros: Environment Ministry rejects wind farm installation in Natura area

The negative assessment of the Environment Ministry’s Directorate of Natural Environment and Biodiversity has essentially pulled the plug on plans for the construction of six wind farms in the pristine southern part of the central Aegean island of Skyros. The body opined that the construction of the project will cause …

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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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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Mirage 2000 pilot officially declared “dead”, SAR continues off Skyros

Search and Rescue operation continued until the evening, but neither the body of the pilot nor the Mirage 2000-5 have been spotted. Some debris have been found, his helmet, a survival kit, a small boat as well as evidence that the 34-year-old pilot Giorgos Baltadoros is not alive, media report. …

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UPD Greek Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes off Skyros island, pilot missing

A Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the sea area 9 nautical miles north-east of the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea short at 12:15 Thursday noon. The pilot is missing. According to preliminary information, the Mirage 2000 was returning to the air base …

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Earthquake 5.1 Richter East of Alonnisos jolts the Sporades islands

A powerful tremor of 5.1 R stroke between Alonnisos and Skyros  short after midnight and had locals jump out of their beds. The earthquake occurred in the sea area and had a very low depth. The earthquake occurred at 1:49 a.m. on Thursday. According to the Geodynamics Institute of Athens, …

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