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  • Greek PM Mitsotakis says He’s Prepared to Take New Coronavirus Measures
    by Philip Chrysopoulos on 18/09/2020 at 09:53

    The rapid re-spreading of the coronavirus in Greece has led Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and health authorities to take new measures to fight it, including restriction of public gatherings, mandating teleworking, and a 14-day suspension of cultural events. The Prime Minister, who met with other governmental authorities on Friday morning, announced that the alarmingly high

  • Medicane Ianos Lashes Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos, Causing Floods, Blackouts, Fallen Trees
    by Philip Chrysopoulos on 18/09/2020 at 07:52

    The Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos found themselves in the vortex of the severe weather system “Ianos” during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to the strong winds and fallen trees it brought with it. The residents of the three islands that were hit the hardest by the “Medicane” so far

  • Greece’s Ionian Islands Brace for Hurricane-Force Winds of Medicane “Ianos”
    by Patricia Claus on 17/09/2020 at 18:54

    The Civil Protection Secretariat of Greece’s Ionian Islands issued a warning on Thursday urging the restriction of people’s movement on the island of Zakynthos beginning on Thursday evening and lasting until late night on Friday, in view of “Medicane” Ianos’ imminent landfall. Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos are expected to be hit by the Medicane, which is

  • Hydra Offers History and Stunning Beauty in Complete Serenity
    by Anna Wichmann on 17/09/2020 at 18:38

    Nestled in the Argo Saronic Gulf, just under two hours away from Athens by ferry, Hydra has long been a destination for artists, musicians, and free spirits inspired by its stunning natural beauty and vibrant port town. Internationally known as the muse and longtime home of poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, Hydra is imbued with

  • Greece Announces 359 New Coronavirus Cases; Nine Deaths in Last 24 Hours
    by Patricia Claus on 17/09/2020 at 16:09

    The Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday that there were 359 cases of the coronavirus detected around the nation in the last 24 hours, along with nine deaths in those who had the virus. On Wednesday, there were 312 cases, which in itself was an increase from the previous day’s total of 310. The nine

  • Bestselling Author Victoria Hislop Sworn In as Greek Citizen
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 17/09/2020 at 13:33

    English author Victoria Hislop was on Thursday officially sworn-in as a Greek citizen during a special ceremony held at the interior ministry. Hislop was awarded an honorary Greek citizenship in July 2020 for her work promoting modern Greece’s history and culture. The author of the best-selling 2005 novel “The Island”, which was later made into

  • Watch Ianos’ Path Live as it Hits Greece
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 17/09/2020 at 10:14

    The weather system “Ianos,” which had reached the sea region between Sicily and the Peloponnesian Peninsula early on Thursday is beginning to intensify and taking on the characteristics of a Mediterranean hurricane, or “Medicane,” the meteo service of the Athens National Observatory said. The atmospheric pressure at the center of Ianos was approximately 1,000 hPa

  • Thousands of Asylum Seekers Moved to New Camp on Greece’s Lesvos Island
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 17/09/2020 at 09:09

    Police on the Greek island of Lesvos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby. Seventy female officers in protective suits were flown in to organize the transfer of women and children to the temporary Kara Tepe camp. A government official said 1,800 individuals had

  • Greek Doctor with Bruised Face Makes Passionate Plea: Please Wear a Mask!
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 17/09/2020 at 06:21

    A Greek doctor made a passionate appeal through social media for people to wear a mask to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. As the number of patients at ICU’s throughout the country continues to increase, Eleni Ischaki posted a photo of her bruised face — which was caused by having to wear personal

  • Outcry on Social Media Forces CNN to Change Misleading Headline on Greece
    by Anna Wichmann on 16/09/2020 at 17:40

    Reporting on Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s recent visit to the Greek Island of Kastellorizo on the 77th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis, CNN published an article with the headline: “Greek President Provokes Turkey by Visiting Tiny Island at Center of Eastern Mediterranean Dispute.” Social media platforms, especially Twitter, exploded with shocked responses from

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