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Thousands of Tourists Evacuated as Wildfire Threatens Resorts on Rhodes

Thousands of tourists are being evacuated from local resorts on the Greek island of Rhodes as a wildfire burns out of control for a fifth day. According to local site Rodiaki, the tourists are evacuated from "Lindian Village" and "Rodos...

Wildfires in Greece Largely Contained

The wildfires in Greece that raged near Athens earlier in the week seem to have been contained Thursday, but the fire on the island of Rhodes continues to burn a virgin forest for a third day. The scattered outbreaks that...

Wildfire in Rhodes Leads to the Evacuation of Villages and a Hotel

At least three villages and a hotel have been evacuated on the Greek island of Rhodes as a wildfire in the center of the island is burning a forest uncontrollably. The fire broke out in the area of Apollona on...

Wildfires Rage in Greece in the Midst of a Heatwave

Wildfires are raging in Greece for a third day on Wednesday as a punishing heatwave is engulfing the country. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames at Dervenochoria, west of Athens, which, according to the fire service is the most...

Greek Priest Detained for ‘Anointing’ Tourist’s Genitals with Holy Oil

A Greek Orthodox priest was arrested on the Greek island of Rhodes for allegedly molesting a male tourist from Estonia, according to local media. The priest reportedly "anointed" the tourist's genitals with holy oil. The tourist and his girlfriend first...

Ten Things to Do on the Greek Island of Rhodes

Rhodes, one of the most historic islands in Greece, is one of the most visited places in the country. It is the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, best known for the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus, which was...

Crocodile-like Creature Spotted on Rhodes, Greece

A search is underway on the island of Rhodes in Greece for at least one crocodile-like creature that has been spotted by several witnesses on the banks of a river. The mysterious animal is said to be hiding in the...

The Stunning, Natural Heart-Shaped Bays of Greece

Home to many unique and beautiful natural sights, Greece is internationally famed for its stunning landscapes on the mainland, as well as on its many islands. Amongst Greece's many breathtaking islands, deep-blue seas, towering mountains, and verdant forests, are also...

Video of Waiter Wading into the Water to Serve Goes Viral in Greece

A video of a waiter wading above his waist into the water to serve customers has gone viral in Greece and has led to a chorus of criticism over labor rights in the country. The video shows a young waiter...

Boat Full of Tourists Engulfed by Flames in Rhodes, Greece

Dozens of tourists, mostly from Britain, were rescued from a burning tourist boat after it went up in flames on Thursday off the Greek island of Rhodes. The inferno engulfed the entire boat after flames broke out about 300 meters...