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Greece Tourism Minister: Goal is to open some destinations for tourists in July

Greece’s tourism sector hopes to once again be “open for business” sometime in July, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Thursday. He made clear, though, that only tourists from specific countries will be able to visit Greece this summer and not for all destinations in the country. When in an …

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US-national dies, two foreigners injured in fatal accident on Mykonos

One tourist died and two others were injured, one of them seriously, when an all-terrain vehicle ATV collided with a private car on the island of Mykonos on early afternoon Thursday. The fatal accident occurred on the road between Chora and the Airport. According to local media, dead is a …

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Kefalonia fire: Dozens of tourists evacuated (picts, video)

Dozens of tourists were evacuated early Saturday morning from the villages Lourdata and Vlahata on the island of Kefalonia due to two wild fires raging in the area. Strong winds hinder the firefighters’ work. The two fires broke out almost at the same time short before 6 o’ clock in …

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Car driver shoots with rifle at touristic bus in downtown Athens

In an unprecedented incident on the streets of Athens, the driver of a private car shot with a rifle at a touristic bus smashing its windows in the middle of the Greek capital early Monday evening. The incident took place at Vassileos Alexandrou Avenue in the area of Caravel Hotel. …

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Samos: Tourists and locals evacuated as forest fire is ranging (videos) UPD

A big forest fire is raging on the island of Samos and authorities have ordered the evacuation of  two hotels as well residents of the area of Mesokampos near Pythagorio. The fire broke out in a forest in Mesokampos short after 5 o’ clock Saturday afternoon. It spread quickly and …

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Samothraki: Hundreds of tourists stranded due to transport failure

Hundreds of tourists remain stranded on the island of Samothraki – Samohtrace – in the North Aegean Sea, since a week due to failure of ferries to transfer them to the port of Alexandroupolis on the mainland. The situation is a drag for visitors and locals who report of shortages …

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Two die when speedboat with tourists crashes on fishing boat in Porto Heli

Two men have been killed and one woman is seriously injured after a speedboat crashed on a fishing boat in Thini area, between Porto Heli and the island of Spetses late Friday night. On board of the high-speed inflatable boat were ten French nationals (two men, three women and five …

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Mykonos: One Souvlaki, Two Prices: €3.5 for Greeks, €5 for Tourists

Spotlights are again on the island of Mykonos, after a Greek visitor denounced that that a local grill sells the famous Greek snack Souvlaki at two different prices: one for Greeks, the cheaper, and one for tourists, the more expensive one. The denouncement comes just a few weeks after a …

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“Medea and other friends”: A show takes tourists to 5th century BC in ancient Athens

A daily show in English next to the Acropolis Museum offers tourists a unique experience: to be transported to 5th century BC in ancient Athens and have the opportunity to talk with “Medea and other friends” from the ancient Greek world. “During his visit to the Acropolis, an unsuspecting tourist …

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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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