Tag: Water

Impressive waterspout swirls near Santorini

Impressive waterspout swirls near Santorini

A towering waterspout dazzled residents and tourists on the Greek island of Santorini two days ago. According to the National Geographic, “a waterspout is a column of cloud-filled wind rotating over a…

Greece declares state of emergency in Evia, Thessaloniki areas

Greece declares state of emergency in Evia, Thessaloniki areas

The Greek Government declared a state of emergency on the island of Evia and civil protection measures in Macedonia, following the devastating storms over the weekend. Civil Protection Secretary General Vassilis Papageorgiou…

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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits flood-hit Evia

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday afternoon, visited the flood-affected areas in Evia. The death toll from floods triggered by thunderstorms that hit Evia, rose to 8 authorities announced on Monday. Among the victims was…

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Fact: Being by the sea is good for your health

When you think of sun and sea, you think of Greece. Greece, paradise, is the magic of the endless blue. But how does the sea benefit us? The blue colour: It is no…

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Evia floods: At least seven people dead, one missing

Update: Seven people have been found dead, and one is missing, after a storm hit the island of Evia. According to the fire service, they responded to 495 calls, of which 47…

Greece's 497 'Blue Flag' beaches

Greece’s 497 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches

With the sand between your toes and the sun soaking through your pores, it’s simple- life is better at a beach in Greece. Last month, Greece was ranked second in the world…

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Greek PM: Our goal is to reduce deaths at sea

Speaking at an event on safety at sea at the Municipal Theater of Voula, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that every year, nearly 350 people accidentally drown at sea, double the…

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Diving to help boost Greek tourism

A bill aimed at promoting specialised forms of tourism in Greece, including diving, was voted through Parliament late on Friday. Diving is now allowed across Greece, with no depth limits, with some…

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Weekend heatwave breaks 160-year record in Greece

Temperatures in Greece’s capital over the weekend were the highest on record for mid-May, according to the National Observatory of Athens, rising to nearly 37°C on both days near the Thission electric…

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New and improved Omonia Square unveiled to Athenians

The redesigned Omonia Square, with its signature fountain now restored, was unveiled to Athenians on Thursday evening. Coming as Greece starts to gradually lift the lockdown restrictions imposed to contain the spread of…

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