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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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Summer fruit exports dropped due to pandemic and frost in spring

A drop in exports of summer fruit was recorded this year, Incofruit-Hellas said on Friday, attributed to the coronavirus pandemic and the frost that affected many producers in the spring. Incofruit-Hellas, the Association of Greek Businesses of Export & Distribution of Fruit, Vegetables and Juices said that cherry exports since …

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Delta variant puts pressure on Greek Tourism

Greece tourism professionals are once again revising downwards their projects for 2021 in view of an imminent fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Industry insiders now say that recovering 50 percent or approximately 9.1 billion euros of 2019 tourism activity – the government’s target – is near to impossible. In …

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American Airlines returns to Greece with 3 direct flights per day

Executives form American Airlines (AA), officials from the Athens International Airport and US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt held an event on Wednesday to mark the launch of three daily direct flights from New York, Chicago and Philadelphia to Athens from beginning of June. The first flight Athens-New York will …

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Greek PM sees strong rebound in tourism this summer

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has forecast a strong rebound in tourism this summer. Speedy vaccination drives in key markets including Britain and Israel will pave the way for tourists to return despite the current industry gloom, he told news-agency Reuters on Thursday.. “I am a realist but I am …

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