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Tag: Samothrace

7 Alternative Greek islands you must visit 1

7 Alternative Greek islands you must visit

Now I know Mykonos and Santorini are amongst almost everyone’s favourite Greek islands, due to the unbeatable beaches and breathtaking views respectively (plus, you can fly directly there from many countries) but…

Turkey

Turkey issues NAVTEX over six Greek islands in major provocations

Turkey on Tuesday issued three navigational communication telexes (NAVTEX) covering large swathes of the Aegean Sea. The excuse given for this blatant provocation is supposedly in response to Greece’s legal militarization of…

Samothrace

Stranded tourists on island prompts government response

The recent transportation problems on the island of Samothrace due to dangerous weather conditions that saw hundreds of tourists stranded for a week, prompted the government to call an urgent meeting on…

Moria

Lesvos experiences major increase of illegal immigration

Greece’s Deputy Migration Policy Minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos said that Lesvos saw a 44 percent increase in illegal immigration due to new ‘corridors’ of refugee and migrant flows. Koumoutsakos made the claims during a…

Snow and gale force winds sweep across Greece 9

Snow and gale force winds sweep across Greece

Temperatures dropped by around 10 degrees Celsius as the cold front “Oceanis” settled over Greece on Saturday, bringing icy cold weather that has disrupted both road and sea transport. Gale force winds…

Samothrace declares state of emergency after severe flooding 11

Samothrace declares state of emergency after severe flooding

A state of emergency has been declared on the northern Aegean island of Samothrace, after severe storms damaged roads, buildings and the drinking water supply. A government statement released on Wednesday, said…