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Cyprus’ Authorities Save 21 Refugees Off Cape Greco

A rescue operation took place on Monday morning to save 21 refugees on-board a small vessel, 40 nautical miles off Cape Greco, in the southeastern coast of Cyprus. According to an announcement by the Cypriot Ministry of Defense, the Joint...

Cyclone Zorba: Video Emerges of the Dramatic Rescue of Missing Person in Evia (video)

The 27-year-old man who was missing after his car was carried away by fast-flowing waters on Greece's Evia after the island was severely hit by the Mediterranean cyclone Zorba, was found and rescued on Monday morning. A new video of the...

The Greek Ferry's Fire Still Burning (photos)

The fire fighters in the port of Piraeus are still struggling to completely extinguish a fire that started in the early hours of Wednesday local time, forcing the vessel El Venizelos to be evacuated. Despite the fact that some of...

Peloponnese: Super Puma Rescues French Climbers on Mount Taygetos (Video)

On Monday, two French climbers were rescued from a ravine where they were trapped, at some 1,950 meters on Mount Taygetus. Mount Taygetus is also known as Prophet Elias. The name of this mountain appears in the Odyssey and the...

Dramatic Rescue of Russian Tourist Drifting on Air Mattress Off Crete (photos)

The dramatic rescue of a Russian tourist holidaying in Greece's Crete was captured on camera by an aircraft belonging to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The 55-year-old woman drifted out to the sea by the currents and...

Spectacular Landing of Greek Rescue Helicopter on Mount Olympus (video)

A military helicopter landed on a thin stretch of land at an altitude of around 2,700 meters on Mount Olympus, to rescue an injured mountaineer. The brave pilot of the Super Puma had to maneuver the helicopter over a steep...

Μissing Μountaineer on Mount Olympus Found Safe

Greek rescuers succeeded in locating and freeing a Romanian mountaineer who was missing since Saturday evening on Mt. Olympus. The rescue operation took more than 12 hours, as the mountaineer was trapped in a steep slope in an area called...

Super Puma Rescues a Polish Tourist From Steep Slopes of Assos, Kefalonia (Video)

A Polish tourist was saved from the cliffs of Assos on the Greek island of Kefalonia in a dramatic rescue effort after losing his orientation while hiking a trail. The tourist was stranded in an area of the cliffs where...

Missing Migrants Found Alive by Super Puma Near Samos

Two migrants missing at sea since Thursday morning some six miles north of the Aegean island of Samos were rescued by a Super Puma helicopter in the evening. One of the migrants was well in his health but the other was...

Farmakonisi Incident, What Really Did Happen?

New evidence comes to light in the tragic incident last Monday involving a boat transporting illegal immigrants in the eastern Aegean Sea and the Greek coast guard, which led to the death of 12 immigrants. The statements given by...