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Iconic Navagio Beach in Zakynthos Closed After Landslide

Greek authorities closed off the famous Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, on Zakynthos following a landslide caused by the earthquake that hit nearby Kefalonia earlier on Thursday. The area has been evacuated, and tourists and boats are prohibited from accessing...

Greece to Temporarily Reopen the Corinth Canal on Monday

Greece will temporarily reopen the Corinth Canal for three months on Monday, July 4th to accommodate summer maritime traffic, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday. The premier was speaking after his crossing of the canal to inspect the progress...

New Landslide at Corinth Canal Leaves “Greece’s Suez” in Ruins

A landslide at the Corinth Canal on Thursday has thrown a wrench into restoration works at the important ship route. 

Greece’s Suez Crisis: Corinth Canal Closed for More than Three Months

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of modern Greece, remains shut for maritime traffic since January 2021.

How a Shipwreck Transformed a Pristine Beach on Greece's Zakynthos Island (video)

It is perhaps the most photographed shipwreck in the world. Lying upright on a sandy beach on the northwestern coast of Zakynthos since October of 1980, the wreck of the “Panagiotis” is visited by millions of tourists. Despite the worry...

Heavy Rain Causes Landslides in Lesvos

Heavy rain that fell in Lesvos overnight has caused further landslides in the municipality of Plomari, local authorities reported on Sunday. In addition to sections of the road network that have sustained damage, there are also reports that an old,...

Extensive Damage As Storm "Penelope" Sweeps Greece

The isle of Corfu, Karpenisi, Agrinio, Tripoli and Nafpaktos and many other areas in western and central Greece suffered severe damage this week from storm "Penelope". The weather system, which has lashed Greece since Sunday, brought heavy rain and high winds to...

New Video Emerges Showing Lesvos Landslide

A new drone video shows the size of the destruction caused by a landslide that occurred on Friday night on Greece's Lesvos island, near the famous town of Plomari. The video was recorded by a drone belonging to scientists and...

Dozens of Buildings Evacuated Following Lesvos Landslide

Experts meeting in the town of Plomari in Lesvos on Sunday following a landslide on the island, decided to evacuate 29 buildings, fifteen of which are private homes. The decisions affect a total of 37 people in Plomari who are currently...

Homes Damaged in Lesvos Landslide

Homes and vehicles were seriously damaged on Friday evening following a landslide near the town of Plomari on the Greek island of Lesvos. Huge rocks detached from a hill overlooking the town and fell on the buildings underneath. No injuries were...