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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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Greece’s heavy industry Tourism: 33mln tourists, €16bln revenues in 2018

33 million tourists visited Greece in 2018 creating 16 billion revenues, the Bank of Greece said in its report published on Wednesday. The report includes detailed data on balance of travel services, travel receipts, inbound traveller flows, overnight stays, cruises and travel services by region. Five regions accounted for the …

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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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