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Crete: Lightning injures 7 tourists in Knossos archaeological site

A lightning fell in the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, on Friday morning injuring 6 tourists with one of them reportedly being in critical condition.  According to local media, the lightning fell at 9:30 in the morning near a group of Russian tourists visiting the site. The tourists had …

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Athens: Two tourists injured in gunshot exchange between police & fugitive

Two tourists were slightly injured during a gunshot exchange between a fugitive terrorist and Greek police in downtown Athens on Wednesday. According to latest information, the nationalities of the tourists are given as Australian and German. The Australian tourist, a young man 18 years old,  was injured in the left …

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Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second …

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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast. Some jumped into boats, while others …

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Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists awards “Greece as Destination of Year 2013”

The Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists is proud to award Greece as our Foreign Destination of the Year 2013, Finland’s biggest travel media Rantapallo reports. “Statistics just published by the Association of Finnish Travel Agents confirm that Greece continues to be one of the most popular summer leisure destinations for Finnish tourists …

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Two Tourists Were Allegedly Beaten by Greek Police

 What’s going on with Greek police? Two tourists, one from South Korea and one from New Zealand, claimed that they were beaten by the police while on vacation in the country. The Korean was allegedly beaten in Athens, the New Zealander in Chania, Crete. Is this the way to promote tourism …

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Danish Tourists Stranded in Crete as Airliner Goes Bankrupt

Dozens of Danish tourists were stunned (and probably angry) to learn at the Chania airport on Friday that the airliner Cimber Sterling to take them back home had gone bankruptcy. Local news website Cretalive.gr reported that the tourists were unable to return home and that  local tour operations were doing their best to find alternatives …

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