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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Fireworks? Water by the Pool? German tourist complains about 5*resort on Rhodes

Fireworks in the evening? Water by the pool? Prompt service? A German tourist at a 4-star resort on the island of Rhodes had 1000+1 reasons to complaint about. The nights in the hotel were “sheer horror,” he wrote implying that especially children need peace and calmness during their vacations. “We …

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Danish tourist rescued by Greek Navy 4.5 NM off Mati wildfires (video)

The Greek Navy released a video footage showing the rescue of a Danish tourist who had jumped into the sea to escape the rushing flames in East Attica. The tourist  from Denmark was spotted swimming 4.5 nautical miles, some 7.5 km, off the coast of Mati, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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Irishman missing in Athens wildfires confirmed dead

Irishman Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp has been confirmed dead after he was reported missing following wildfires in Greece. Mr O’Callaghan-Westropp and his wife Zoe Holohan were celebrating their honeymoon when wildfires consumed the coastal town of Mati. The news was confirmed by Ireland’s Ambassador to Greece Orla O’Hanrahan who said her sympathies …

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British tourist found dead next to garbage bins in North Corfu

A British tourist found dead next to garbage bins on the land road Sidari-Karysades near the Ai Giannis village in the north part of the island of Corfu on Wednesday morning. According to preliminary media reports, the man is believed to be a British tourist aged between 40 and 45 …

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Frontex pictures from the rescue operation of Russian tourist drifted off Crete

The Frontex has released pictures from the rescue operation of the Russian tourist who was drifted away in the sea while on an air mattress. The missing for 20 hours. The 55-year-old Russian national was spotted by Frontex border patrol aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. She …

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Missing tourist found on air mattress drifted 6nm off Crete

A missing tourist has been found on an air mattress that was drifted out to the sea, 6 nautical miles off the North of the island of Crete on Thursday. The woman on the floating mattress was spotted by Frontex aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. The …

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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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German hiker rescued after suffering dehydration while touring mountains of Crete

The adventure of a German tourist ended late Thursday afternoon, when rescue teams reached the woman and led her back to safety. The 50-year-old woman on a a hiking tour from Sougia to Agia Roumeli in the mountainous area of Chania on the island of Crete. She reportedly lost her …

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Young German hiker who died in Crete identified after 21 days

Twenty one days after a young German tourist died on the mountain of Psiloritis by Rethymnon, authorities could finally identify the young man. The body of the 21-year-old has been in the morgue of the hospital of Rethymnon since March 2nd. On March 15, a fire fighter hiking at altitude …

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Police investigates death cause and identity of young German in Rethymno

A 21-year-old man, a German national, died in a hospital in Rethymnon, Crete. He was found by a shepherd in the mountainous area between the villages of Platania and Fourfoura. The young man had suffered multiple injuries and despite the doctors’ efforts he passed away Thursday noon (March 1). Police …

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US lawmakers turn to State Dept seeking justice for tourist brutally killed in Zakynthos

A group of U.S. lawmakers have written to Rex Tillerson asking for the State Department to get involved in the pursuit of justice for 22-year-old Bakari Henderson who was killed outside a bar in Zakynthos last July. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Congressman Michael McCaul from Texas …

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