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Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

Medicane Ianos Lashes Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos, Causing Floods, Blackouts, Fallen Trees

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...

Dramatic Nighttime Rescue at Sea off Greece's Kefalonia Captured on Video

A helicopter from the Hellenic Air Force saved two swimmers, one of whom was a rescuer, off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Friday. Intense winds and rough seas threatened the lives of the two swimmers,...

Firefighters Try to Tame Wildfire on Kefalonia

Firefighters on Kefalonia have been battling wildfires all night for the second day, while Argostoli mayor advises residents of certain areas to evacuate as strong winds make the direction of the blaze unpredictable. On the island there are currently 102...

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Greece's Ionian Sea – Crew Missing

A NATO helicopter crashed in the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland, on Wednesday evening. According to Greek Defense Ministry sources, the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter had taken off from a Canadian frigate and crashed in the sea some 20...

Cephalonia Honors Its Patron Saint, Agios Gerasimos

The popular Greek island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia) in the Ionian Sea celebrated on Sunday, October 20 the memory of its Patron Saint, Agios Gerasimos. Gerasimus of Cephalonia, as he is also known, is celebrated across the island, and many Cephalonites...

Dozens of Tourists Evacuated from Hotels as Wildfire Rages on the Greek Island of Kefalonia

A wildfire broke out in a forested area of Lourdata on the island of Kefalonia early on Saturday, forcing local authorities to call for an evacuation of the tourist area. According to Kefaloniapress.gr, a large firefighting force is operating, trying...

The "Miracle Snakes of Panagia" Appear Again on Greek Island of Kefalonia (video)

  The "miracle snakes" of Panagia appeared once again in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, just days before the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary  on August 15th. According to the news website...