Cyclades

Ferry firms arguing over popular routes

While residents of Samothraki and Kythira as well as several other islands in the Aegean Sea fear another problem may deprive them of maritime transportation this year - following similar experiences in recent years - coastal shipping companies are striving to offer more vessels on the popular routes to the Cyclades and Crete.

African weather front to bring dust over Aegean Sea this week

High concentrations of dust are expected over the central and southern Aegean in the coming days, as a low pressure front from North Africa heads toward southern Crete, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo weather service said Tuesday.

In the next hours, rainfall is expected mainly in Crete, becoming more intense and spreading to the southern and central Aegean during the night.

Storms cause damage,halt ferries services

Tempestuous weather wreaked problems in various parts of the country on Tuesday.
Andros and Tinos were left without electricity after the two power lines supplying the Aegean islands were damaged in gale-force winds.
Electricity grid operator DEDDIE said that technical crews were working to restore power to the two islands of nearly 18,000 inhabitants.

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