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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-08-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Fire near Epidavros theatre
  • [02] Holidaymakers mass exodus

  • [01] Fire near Epidavros theatre

    A wildfire that broke out on Thursday near Adami village, Argolis prefecture, southeastern Greece is in progress. The blaze started southeast of the ancient theatre of Epidavros and is burning forestland.

    A major force of firefighters assisted by water dropping aircrafts are trying to put the fire under control. Inhabited areas and archaeological sites are not endangered.

    Earlier, a fire burst out at Lithovounia, central Peloponnese. Major Fire Brigade forces are operating in the area to extinguish the blaze that is burning brushland.

    [02] Holidaymakers mass exodus

    The annual Dormition of the Theotokos (Assumption of the Virgin) religious holiday in the predominately Orthodox Christian nation, one of the most significant on the ecclesiastical calendar and the unofficial culmination of the summer vacation season in Greece, will be celebrated on August 15 marking the height of summer with a mass exodus of holidaymakers. In keeping with tradition, most of the country's top political leadership will attend church services at a handful of revered cathedrals dedicated to the Theotokos, most notably on the Cyclades island of Tinos and at the Panaghia Soumela Monastery in central Macedonia (Imathia prefecture).
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