August 1, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Villages, Beach Evacuated as Wildfire hits western Greece

Four villages and a beach were evacuated Saturday by the fire service, the coast guard and private boats after a wildfire that broke out in western Greece. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece’s third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong […]
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August 1, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Fires on Italian island of Sicily affecting residents

Catania Airport briefly closes but later reopened Forest fires in Sicily in the south of Italy has affected several places, especially the city center of Catania, according to local media on Friday. The fires, which broke out in the afternoon at different locations near Catania and spread rapidly because of the wind, caused several families […]
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Italy extends Five-Day Quarantine Rule for UK Travellers

A five-day quarantine rule for UK arrivals into Italy has been extended by a month until August 30. The decision effectively writes off the hopes of Britons taking summer holidays to the country. The mandatory isolation was extended by Italian health minister Roberto Speranza. However, he said that people who have been vaccinated in the […]
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Royal Caribbean to promote Greek island sailings to Brits

Royal Caribbean Cruises can start marketing summer 2021 sailings from Cyprus to British customers, thanks to the lifting of a ban on international cruises. Jewel of the Seas (pictured) has been based in Limassol and sailing around the Greek islands since early July, with vaccinated passengers from countries such as Cyprus, Israel and the US. […]
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Deadly Wildfires deal new Blow to Turkish Tourism

Turkish firefighters made progress in the last hours in containing deadly wildfires that forced the evacuation of entire villages and Mediterranean coast hotels already reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Blazes that erupted Wednesday to the east of tourist hotspot Antalya on Turkey’s scenic southern shores have officially killed four people and injured […]
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