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Lightning strikes the Acropolis injuring tourists and guards (video)

Four people were injured after a lightning stroke the Acropolis of Athens during a thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. The injured have been transferred to Evangelismos hospital in the city center. The unprecedented incident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to preliminary information, the lightning stroke at the ticket counter …

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Corfu is top destination for British tourists but also an expensive one

Corfu is the most popular holiday destination in Europe in 2019 for Britons but also an expensive one, a survey by the Post Office Travel Money has found. The survey is based on the prices of 8 major products purchased by British tourists in the holiday destination.That is the total …

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Visa-free for Britons to enter Greece, in case of No-Deal Brexit

Greece is looking for options to allow British tourists and expats to continue visit and stay in the country visa-free even if there is Brexit without deal. The Greek government aims to allow Britons to enter the country without visa after the UK exits the European Union. “A no-deal Brexit …

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Low-budget Cobalt Air collapses leaving thousands tourists stranded

Cypriot budget airliner Cobalt Air suspended all its operations late on Thursday leaving hundreds of tourists stranded in Greece and Cyprus and others just with the flight ticket on their hands. Colbat Air is the third European airliner to go bust, after Danish Primera Air last month and UK’s Monarch …

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Greece bans obese tourists from riding donkeys on Santorini

Greece has banned obese tourists from riding donkeys after animal rights campaigners said the creatures were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds. The Greek Ministry of Rural Development has reportedly published a new set of regulations with regards to donkeys’ well-being, but the situation has still a long …

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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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Bus routes for tourists through “cultural Athens” to be launched again

Nine years after the abolition of  touristic buses operating through the cultural monuments in the Greek capital, the Athens Transport Organization said it is planning to relaunch the routes. The plan foresees two routes that will be called “cultural” and not “touristic” as in the past. One route will operate …

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Tourists narrowly escape death as cliff collapses at Zakynthos shipwreck (videos)

People narrowly escapes death when the cliff collapses at the beach of Zakynthos shipwreck on Thursday morning. Three people sitting on a boat seem to escape the rock slide in the last moment. A woman tries to hold on an overturned boat. A man tries to reach her but nature …

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Zakynthos shipwreck: Landslide overturns boats, injures tourists

A landslide in the area of the famous  Zakynthos shipwreck has overturned boats and injured tourists who were visiting the iconic site. So far, reports about injuries and possible missing tourists are conflicting with media to speak of one to three injured tourists. +++According to latest information (01:30 pm): A …

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Ferries strike leaves thousands travelers stranded on Greek islands

Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greek islands due to the 48-hour strike by the Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO. Locals and holidaymakers are not able to leave the islands because for many islands the sea offers the only way to connect with the mainland. Many tourists are at risk …

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Search & Rescue operation for tourists on boat off Skopelos island

A Search and Rescue Operation was launched by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday afternoon in the sea area north off the island of Skopelos in the Sporades group. The SAR was launched after two tourists on an inflatable boat sent an SOS signal. It was short before 5 p.m. …

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Crete: Tourists evacuated in time when bus bursts into flames

Tourists were evacuated in time and the worst was avoided when the bus they were on burst into flames. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning on the national road between Selinari and Neapoli in the Prefecture of Lasithi on the island of Crete. According to local media, the fire started …

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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Polish mother and son die while fleeing wildfires in Athens

Two Polish nationals, a mother and her son, have died following the wildfires raging in North-East Athens on Monday.Their bodies were found in the sea and most probably were drowned when the boat they used together with other tourist to flee the fire capsized. “They were on the boat among …

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Thrilled French tourists celebrate Mundial victory on Sifnos (video)

Just seconds after the referee signaled the end of  World Cup Final on Sunday, thrilled French tourists jumped into the sea at Kamares port of the island of Sifnos. 4:2 against Croatia and the Golden Trophy of Mundial were reasons enough to set the French tourists in excitement. And not …

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