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Storm EVA hits Piraeus and the Cyclades islands (videos, picts)

Streets in the port of Piraeus turned into rivers and a garbage bin took a lonesome ride between cars and their motorists struck in the waters, as storm EVA reached Attica on Sunday. The storm affected mainly the south suburbs and meteorologists had warned of flooding phenomena. It needed just …

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Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos… Snow on the Cyclades islands (picts, videos)

A not so often phenomenon on the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean Sea: Snow! Famous landscapes on Mykonos, Santorini, Amorgos, Tinos have been covered with a white carpet and the scenery reminds anything but bright sun, endless blue sea and sandy beaches. Syros, Sifnos and Andros via syrrospress Thrilled …

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Cyclades Chamber calls on Gov’t to add Syros, Naxos & Paros on priority vaccination list

The Cyclades Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to add three big Cyclades islands with population over 15,000 that is Syros, Naxos and Paros to its priority list for Covid-free islands. In a letter to Health Minister, the CCC welcomed reports conveying the government’s intention to vaccinate low-population …

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Harry Maguire found guilty by court in Syros, gets suspended sentence

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days in prison after his trial on the Greek island of Syros on Tuesday. The England defender, 27, was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after …

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13 new coronavirus cases in Greece, 5 “imported”, first on Syros

13 new confirmed coronavirus cases, among them also 5 imported, and one more death were announced on Thursday evening by the Greek health authoriti8es. The number of total infections stands at 3,321 and the death toll at 191, after a 64-year old patient died on Wednesday evening. New Cases – …

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Strong rainstorm strikes the island of Syros on Sunday (videos)

A sudden rainstorm on the island of Syros on Sunday afternoon turned roads into rushing rivers and had beach goers and swimmers running to seek shelter from the storm. The morning was sunny and nothing would hint that the weather would change all of a sudden. The summer storm lasted …

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Impressive waterspout off the island of Syros (video)

An impressive waterspout was formed close to the island of Syros in central Cyclades on Sunday afternoon. Locals and tourists in Makris Gyalos were stunned to watch how the phenomenon which is rather rare in the area. The waterspout ‘swallowed’ the sea water ςιτη ιμμενσε ποςερ and was visibly weakened …

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Son of murdered UK expat Derek Arber arrested in Athens

Τhe son of murdered British expat, Derek Arber, was arrested the moment he returned to Greece on Tuesday night. The man had reportedly fled to Spain, after the murder of his father, a hotelier on the island of Antiparos, last month. The body of 65-year-old Derek Arber was found in …

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Four Cyclades islands to be electrified with underwater cable from Attica

Four of the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable as of next month. This connection will put an end to environmental polluting units of the Greek Public Power Corporation [PPC. DEH],” the state broadcaster ERT said in …

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Dead cows and bulls washed ashore on several Cyclades islands

A mysterious phenomenon has been taking place in the last days, with several dead cows and bulls to have been washed ashore the beaches of several islands of the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. The first dead animal was a bull washed ashore in Galissia beach on the …

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Property owner beats PPC worker cutting power due to debts

A property owner on the island of Syros beat a worker at the Public Power Company when he attempted to cut the power due to debts. However, the alleged attacker’s family says that the worker pushed back the 71-year-old man. The worker was submitted to hospital where doctors treated his …

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Happy Women’s Day: Baby Boy Born in a Super Puma Helicopter

The little boy was in a hurry this morning. He could not wait that his mother would reach a maternity hospital. He was born in a Super Puma helicopter, 8 nautical miles south of the island of Syros, Cyclades, at a height of 2,000 feet above the earth surface. The ambulance helicopter was transferring the …

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Syros: Stones, Teargas and Chairs fly as students attempt to speak to the Greek PM (videos)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air and clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as Highschool and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech  -just  50 meters away. The clash …

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