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Sea Turtles started nesting earlier this year due high temperatures

The discovery of a Caretta Caretta nest on May 10 in Laganas Bay, on the island of Zakynthos, has confirmed warning predictions that climate change will bring the turtles’ nesting season forward, starting it earlier in the spring, the sea turtle protection society Archelon said in an announcement on Thursday. …

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Access to Shipwreck on Zakynthos prohibited also in 2024

With a joint ministerial decision Greece has prohibited again in 2024 the access to famous  Shipwreck of Zakynthos (Navagio), both to the beach from the sea and from land, as well as to the edge of the so-called plateau. The decision was signed by the ministers of Citizen Protection, Maritime …

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Zakynthos: Man arrested for beating, forcefully terminating his partner pregnancy

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in Zakynthos, western Greece, on Wednesday for beating his 19-year-old pregnant partner and forcibly given her drugs to terminate her pregnancy. The young woman was two months pregnant. The unprecedented incident took place on Tuesday evening, when the 27-year-old perpetrator, an Albanian national, went to …

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Water Contamination: “State of Emergency” for Zakynthos Municipality

Secretary-General of Civil Protection declared “state of emergency” for the municipality of Zakynthos on Monday, following the oil contamination of the water supply network. The state of emergency has a duration of a month, that is until February 12, 2024, local media reported. Last Thursday, January 12, residents of the …

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Zakynthos: Along with water, faucets bring also oil to households

It could be funny, if it was not particularly serious and probably harmful to the health of the citizens of Zakynthos: along with water faucets bring oil to dozens  of households since Thursday afternoon. Locals are angry and prepare to sue all those responsible for not warning them  in due …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.3R the island of Zakynthos

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Zakynthos earlier on Thursday. Its preliminary magnitude was initially given as 4.4R. Seismologists appear reassuring even though they are concerned about the earthquake impact on the famous sightseeing Navagio – Shipwreck- . According to the Geodynamic Institute of …

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Fire on Zakynthos largely contained; locals speak of “arson”

The fire on the island of Zakynthos has been largely contained is largely under control on Saturday morning after firefighters battled against the flames throughout the night. Firefighting forces remain in the area to prevent rekindling. Locals speak of “arson”. The fire broke out in an area of low-vegetation and …

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Zakynthos: Tourists arrested for leaving infant locked alone in a car

A Danish couple was arrested on the island of Zakynthos on Wednesday after they left an one-year-old infant locked in the car and went shopping. They face charges for exposing a minor into danger. According to preliminary reports by state broadcaster ERT, the couple on vacations on the island in …

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Earthquake shakes Zakynthos with 4.4 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck the island of Zakynthos at 7:53 on Monday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area 78 kilometers west-southwest of Zakynthos Its focal depth was recorded at 8.5 kilometers. No injuries or damages have been reported. Head …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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Weather warning sent to residents of Zakynthos, Achaia

Residents on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea and the Achaia prefecture in western Peloponnese were alerted of upcoming dangerous weather phenomena with an emergency warning sms via <112>. The message urged them to minimize travel and take protective measures due to strong rain and gale-force winds. The …

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