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Floods, extensive damages as bad weather hits Zakynthos

Torrential rainfalls and stormy winds hit the islands of Zakynthos on Friday morning causing major damages in homes and businesses and infrastructure. Roads, homes, shops and hotels were flooded, landslides blocked main roads, solar heaters flew in the air and pergolas were found tens of meters away. Kalamaki via ermisnews.gr …

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Wildfire burns vegetation above shipwreck Navagio on Zakynthos (video)

Firefighters struggled all night to bring the wildfire in Volimes, Zakynthos under control. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon near the village Volimes on Zakynthos and burned a pine forest over the popular beach of the famous shipwreck Navagio. The firefighters set the blaze under control at very adverse …

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Civil Protection IANOS: New instructions for Zante, Ionian islands, West Greece highway

The Regional Civil Protection Secretariat of the Ionian islands has issued a warning on Thursday afternoon urging the restriction of people’s movement at the island of Zakynthos from Thursday evening until late night Friday, as Mmedicane “Ianos” is approaching the region, state-run news agency amna reported. The Regional government of …

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Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaki, 4 other regions in “state of emergency” due to IANOS

The islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaki in the Ionian Sea and the regions on Achaia, Arkadia, Messinia in Peloponnese and Aitoloakarnania in western Greece have been declared in state of “special civil protection mobilization” Thursday noon due to Medicane Ianos. The decision was announced by head of Civil Protections …

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Zante-Cardiff flight passengers in self-isolation after coronavirus cases

Passengers who were on a flight from Zante – the Greek island of Zakynthos – to Cardiff in Wales last week have been told to isolate after it was identified as the source of at least seven confirmed coronavirus cases, Public Health Wales said on Sunday. Health officials said that …

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Zakynthos: Tourist found hanged in hotel room in Keri

A tourist was found hanged in a hotel room on the island of Zakynthos of Tuesday night. Local reports say that the woman ended her own life. The 45-year-old woman from the Czech Republic was visiting the island alone. She had booked a room in a hotel in Keri area. …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Zakynthos with 4.6R

An earthquake rattled the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in the Ionian Sea with magnitude 4.6 R early Friday evening. Several seismological institutes reported the earthquake magnitude also with 4.9 R The epicenter was in the sea area, 23.8 km South-West of the island. The focal depth of the earthquake was …

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Two Earthquakes strike the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 4.3 on the Richter scale stroke the island of Zakynthos (Zante) on Saturday. The epicenter of both earthquakes was in the sea area South of the islands in the Ionian Sea. The first tremor hit with 4.4 R at 01:43 a.m., its epicenter was in …

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Updates on forest fires in Zakynthos, Loutraki and Corfu

The forest fire on the island of Zakynthos was still in progress on Monday, although firefighters struggled all through the night against the flames. The overall situation was much improved. Also in Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth the big fire was abating. However, firefighters are on alert as winds …

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WWF tells Greece to “Save Paradise Zakynthos” from oil companies

Zakynthos, one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations is at risk of ecological and economical disaster as drilling companies prepare to exploit thousands of kilometres of land, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has warned. The Greek government has allocated 17,000 square kilometres of Zakynthos to oil companies, leading …

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Silver Alert for UK pensioner John Tossell missing on Zakynthos

A pensioner from Bridgend, Wales in the UK, has been missing since middle of June on the Greek island of Zakynthos (Zante). John Tossell, 73, had gone for a walk to the monastery on Mount Skopos near the villiage of Argassi in Zante on Monday, June 17, but did not …

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Briton beaten outside Zakynthos bar succumbs to his injuries

For seven days the 35-year-old Briton fought for his life in the intensive care of a hospital in Athens. His brain injuries were severe. The father of two who was beaten outside a bar in Laganas resort on the island of Zakynthos succumbed to his injuries. He died on Thursday, …

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Shocking video shows perpetrators’ brutality when they beat 35-year-old British father

Shocking footage from the brawl in the resort of Laganas that left a 35-year-old Briton severely injured. The video was shot by an eyewitness and was handed out to police that identified the perpetrators. The video broadcast by private Open TV and uploaded by website newsit.gr, shows the two  perpetrators, …

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