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The quantities of oil at Katakolo are four times larger than initially estimated, with proven reserves amounting to 10.7 million barrels instead of the estimated three million barrels expected during the period of the tender, sources from Greek energy explorer Energean Oil & Gas revealed on Thursday. West Katakolon oil and gas field straddles onshore acreage on the coast of Peloponnese, and shallow and deep water blocks in the Ionian Sea off the shore of Greece. The offshore part of the field lies at depths between 200 m and 300 m. Energean, which has assumed the management of the reserves, is…

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Fraport Greece recently announced the start of a 10-million-euro project to upgrade and expand Kavala Airport “Megas Alexandros” in the northern port city. “Within a year, Fraport Greece will completely overhaul the airport and significantly improve the passenger experience,” said Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece, during a meeting with local authorities and tourism officials at the Kavala Chamber of Commerce. During the event, executives from the company discussed a variety of topics related to the airport’s development and the region’s tourism potential. “Kavala is an important crossroads of civilizations, as well as a gateway to some of Greece’s most…

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Travelers have been coming to Greece to discover the cradle of western civilization’s treasure chest of washed out antiquities, sun-splashed sandy beaches, alabaster villages with panoramic vistas of the vast azure Agean backdrop since the 1950s. For the visitor, Greece runs the gamut from a culture dating back thousands of years to a vibrant people who share their zest for life with all those who enter its land and shores. Add in a mild Mediterranean climate combined with Greece’s center stage role in the latest gastronomic revolution, and you have a land for all seasons. According to the Ministry of…

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Four migrants were killed and five others were seriously injured on Tuesday when their vehicle crashed near Nea Peramos, on a provincial road between Kavala and Thessaloniki in northern Greece. According to reports, eight illegal migrants were on-board the vehicle driven by a trafficker, when police tried to stop it. The trafficker refused and a high-speed chase followed which resulted in the driver losing control of the vehicle which fell over a cliff. Emergency services that rushed to the scene freed five of those trapped inside the vehicle; who are undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The other four died…

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Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with MPs from Karditsa, Viotia, Ilia, and Kavala prefectures to discuss how stakeholders, tourism professionals, and local governments can promote each destination’s tourism offerings, introduce new products, and create growth conditions. She met with MPs Nikolaos Thivaios of Viotia, Chrysoula Katsavria-Sioropoulou of Karditsa, Makis Balaouras of Ilia, and Dimitris Emmanouilidis of Kavala. Kountoura and the MPs talked about tourism policy, destination development and management, winter season products, extending the tourism season by incorporating alternative tourism options, and organizing specialized events like motorcycle tourism. Specifically, the Mototour of Nations 2017 was held last September in…

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The Swiss embassy in Greece is organizing a one-day conference in Kavala on October 21-22 in memory of the thousands of Greek Jews of Eastern Macedonia who were murdered in Nazi concentration camps during the occupation of the area by the Bulgarian army. The event is part of the priorities and programs formed by Switzerland as the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for 2017. The embassy chose Kavala as the host city after a proposal by Swiss Ambassador Dr. Hans-Rudolf Hodel, who wished to link the historical past of Eastern Macedonia not only with the atrocities of…

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The GCG lifted the ban as the very strong winds weakened. Ships and ferries started to sail from the port of Rafina and Lavrion. However, as the strong winds are expected to continue in the following day, it is wise to Contact with Local Port Authorities. Friday morning, the GCG banned departures form the following ports: ferries and ships departing from the ports of Rafina and Lavrio with destination the Cyclades islands and Marmari; departures from the port of Kavala to Prinos; departures of speedboats from Alexandroupolis to Samothraki. There is not ban for ferries and ships departing the port…

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Apparently the Greek Civil Aviation Authority had left the 14 regional airports in the darkness. Therefore, when the German-Greek consortium FRAPORT took over last April, they found a total of 12,000 burned out bulbs in the fourteen regional airports. Fraport claims come just two weeks after the Greek Transportation Minister accused the German-Greek consortium of delays in the the planned investment. CEO of FRAPORT Hellas, Alexandre Zinnel, raised these accusation during a speech at a recent conference organized by the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens. Among others,  Zinnel said that an inspection in the 14 regional airports – Thessaloniki, Corfu,…

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Authorities said Friday morning that a fire that raged in a mountainous region of Kavala, northern Greece, on Thursday night had been extinguished. According to reports, the fire started on Thursday afternoon near the villages of Limnia and Vounohori and quickly spread due to strong winds. To put out the fire, 130 firefighters, 30 fire engines, and two planes were deployed throughout the night. According to initial reports, the fire destroyed mountain stables that housed sheep and goats.

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A memorandum between Bulgaria and Greece for a new railway connection between the two countries will be signed on 6 September in Kavala, Greece. The new rail will be connecting the Greek ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis and the Bulgarian ports of Burgas and Varna on the Black Sea, and Ruse on the Dunabe River. The project includes the construction of a double-track electrified railway featuring an integrated European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), the Bulgarian government said in a statement after approving the draft MoU at a weekly meeting. The document, to be signed by the transport ministers of Greece…

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