Tag: Zakynthos

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis promised the flood-stricken households, farmers and businesses of Karditsa that the government will stand at their side with “speed and determination.” Cyclone Ianos, has left three people…

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Following the severe flash floods caused by the bad weather over the weekend, the situation in Karditsa, a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece, remains complex. Bridges have been destroyed and…

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos, has left three people dead and another reported missing, after the severe weather phenomena swept from the Ionian Islands through central Greece this weekend. The casualties included an older woman…

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' strikes Western Greece

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece

The rare cyclone Ianos ‘hit’ the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca on Thursday evening. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. “We are…

Rare cyclone 'Ianos' is on track to hit Greece

Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece

A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force…

British tourists hold illegal 'corona parties' in Zante

British tourists hold illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos

British tourists are holding illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos and flouting the rules— not social distancing and not wearing a face mask. Footage circulating on social media under #Zante2020, shows partygoers raving…

Coronavirus infection rates drop, restrictions eased on the island of Poros

Coronavirus infection rates drop, restrictions eased on the island of Poros

Greek Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas on Monday announced that Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras together with Deputy Crisis Control Minister Nikos Hardalias and Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis will…

Restrictive Covid-19 measures imposed on Lesvos

Restrictive Covid-19 measures imposed on Lesvos

Greek authorities have announced the implementation of restrictive measures for the island of Lesvos, in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. The measures which were announced on Sunday by the…

Police intensify checks for covid-19 violators

Police intensify checks for covid-19 violators

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) have intensified checks to make sure citizens and businesses are complying with regulations put in place to help curb the spread of Covid-19. On Friday, officers carried out…

Bar owners arrested and fined on Greek islands

Bar owners arrested and fined on Greek islands

Six business owners were arrested and fined over the weekend, after they were found operating their bars and restaurants past the midnight curfew. It is recalled last week, the Greek government announced…

Alexandros Maragos, the filmmaker behind the 'City of Athens'

Meet Alexandros Maragos, the filmmaker behind the ‘City of Athens’

In 2018, Greek filmmaker and award winning photographer Alexandros Maragos released a stunning time-lapse video titled ‘City of Athens’, which still continues to mesmerise thousands. Shot over 90 days, Alexandros takes viewers…

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Coronavirus tally in Greece hits 45

Fourteen new cases of Coronavirus was announced by the Greek Health Ministry on Friday, taking the country’s total to 45. The director-general of the World Health Organisation has warned governments that the…