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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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“Blackout” on Sporades islands following damage at Skiathos substation

A power outage has hit the Sporades islands since 7:30 on Thursday morning, following a strong rainfall at night. The electricity problem has occurred due to a damage at the large substation on the island of Skiathos where the large submarine power pipeline ends. According to local media skiathoslife.gr, it …

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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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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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Cute seals join sunbathers at Greece’s islands beaches (videos)

Cute seals at Greek beaches. More and more seals appear at the Greek beaches even though hundreds of swimmers and sunbathers are around. The adorable animals do not seem to be bothered by the human noise and curiosity. However, no matter how playful and friendly it looks, a seal is …

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Tourists evacuated from hotel on Alonissos due to wild fire

Dozens of tourists were evacuated from a 5-star hotel Resort on the island of Alonissos on Wednesday night as the wind was pushing the blaze towards to the resort facilities. The evacuation was ordered by the Civil Protection Agency for precautionary reasons. A total of  70 people evacuated the resort …

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Ferries link Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15/2018

Golden Star Ferries will launch a direct route from Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15th 2018. This was announced on Friday by Greece’s Shipping Ministry. The ferries will depart from Thessaloniki daily at 10:00 a.m. and return at 07:15 p.m. Ticket fare is at 60 euros. With return …

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Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne on Sporades islands hopping

Ferrari’s CEO and chairman of FIAT Sergio Marchionne is visiting the islands of Sporades. Marchionne initially visited the island of Skopelos with his yacht and the company of well known Italian entrepreneurs. The yacht can accommodate up to 30 persons and is supplied with the most modern system of security and luxury. …

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Alonissos: Cars “jump” as drivers try to get on ferry boat (video)

For many car drivers getting on board of a ferry boat can turn into a “high risk operation” when strong winds blow and the local ports miss the proper facilities. The footage below was filmed on October 3rd 2014 on the island of Alonissos, one of the Sporades island group. …

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