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August 2014: Greeks discover an ancient tomb and the property tax

This month, August of 2014 has been very important for Greece. The coalition government of Samaras-Venizelos – that is conservative Nea Dimokratia & socialist PASOK- has made two discoveries of great significance and priceless value  for millions of people, in and outside Greece. In August 2014, Greece made two discoveries: …

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What do Greeks need amid the crisis? German ammunition worth €52m

Just when I was sitting at the balcony, wondering what this troubled society of Greeks need in times of ongoing economic crisis, high unemployment and recession, I felt a  short pain on my right arm. It wasn’t an angry and hungry mosquito. It was a Leopard tank having fired a …

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Colors of Greece – Capture the moment

You don’t need much to capture the moments of Greece. Moments full of colors. A tiny detail here, a bright view there. Yes, the light is blessed in Greece and present us with lots of unforgettable gifts. Emerald-green sea    Cheerful sun umbrella  Up, up and near the sea  Kids …

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Heat wave? Don’t forget a bowl of water for the strays!

As the summer temperatures rise and a heat wave is under way, please, do not forget to put a bowl of fresh water for the strays! This cutie below is a feral in my neighborhood. She urged me to do this appeal in the name of all feral and strays, …

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UPD Extreme Heat Wave with up to 41C to hit Greece, Aug 13-16/2014

A heat wave with temperatures reaching up to 41 degrees Celsius is expected to reach Greece in the following days, August 13-15th 2014, meteorologists and the Civil Protection Authority warn. Temperature will rise up to 38°C on Wednesday, 39°C on Thursday. Peak of the heat wave will be on Friday …

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Crete: Missing Briton Arthur Jones, 73, died of “heat exhaustion”

The body of  missing Briton Robert Arthur Jones was found on August 3rd, at Rodopou, near the beach of Agios Pavlos near Chania on the island of Crete. A DNA test confirmed that the body found sitting on on the root of a tree, belonged to Jones. According to coroner, Jones’ …

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