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Happy New Year 2017 with Greek Carols

Did you hear the door bell ring at 7 o’ clock in the morning? It was the kids singing the New Year’s Carols. Yes. Because Santa Claus – Agios Vassilis – comes to Greek kids on New Year’s Eve. Children have to praise Santa so he can drop a present …

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Missing Greek ambassador: Body found in burnt-out car in Rio

A possible tragic end for Greece’s ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amoiridis, who went missing on December 26th. Police located a burnt-out car with a charred body inside. Police believes that the body is the ambassador who went missing while on Christmas vacation. According to Greek media, authorities in Brazil announced …

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Snow weather: One dead – Several islands without electricity

While the snow weather is sweeping across Greece, a man lost his life in Rodopi region in the north-east of the country. The 76-year-old man was crushed by a  door detached from strong winds. He died killed at the spot. According to local media, the man was at the premises …

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Greek ambassador to Brazil goes missing in Rio de Janeiro

Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amoiridis has gone missing in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The news came from Brazilian media, while the Greek Foreign Ministry initially kept silent. According to local media, the ambassador lives in the country’s capital Brasilia and was supposed to be in Rio during the Christmas vacations. Citing …

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Greece’s wild beauties: Drakolimni (Drakon Lake) froze within hours

Bad weather sweeps throughout Greece. Especially affected is the mountainous Epirus region in the north-west of the country. The sharp temperature drop frozen Lake Drakolomni (Dragon Lake) within short time creating an amazing landscape at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. Many locals decided to visit the wild beauty …

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Larissa: Santa visits refugee kids in reception center

Smiles. Presents. Toys. Sweets. A nice surprise. Santa visited the refugee accommodation center in Koutsocherou, Larissa in Central Greece. And brought cheers to more than 220 children living there together with their families. The visit of Santa was upon an initiative of the local municipality. It doesn’t matter if you …

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The “unaccompanied” minor brides: Greece’s Migration Minister reveals new phenomenon in Migration Crisis

Greece’s Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas vowed to improve living conditions in the overcrowded migrants camps especially on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Yannis Mouzalas revealed a new phenomenon in the Migration: The Unaccompanied Brides These are minor girls married to adult refugees and …

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Crete: A human story on Christmas Eve…

A human story, a Christmas story in Greece of economic crisis and hardship. Christmas’ Eve in village Mesochorio in Heraklion, Crete. A boy and a girl go from home to home and sing the Christmas Carols. When they knock at the door of one of the village homes, an old …

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Greece’s Civil Protection issues Warning for Extreme Snow Weather Conditions Dec 28-31/2016

With heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures. rainstorms and gusty winds blowing up to 10 Beaufort, Greeks will wave Goodbye to 2016. According to National Meteorological Service (EMY) the icy weather front is expected to set foot in the country on Wednesday with heavy snowfalls even in the low lands, particularly in …

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Volos: More than 5,000 Lanterns with Christmas Wishes for a good cause

More than 5,000 paper lanterns filled the night sky over the city of Volos, central Greece, on second Christmas Day taking way more than 5,000 Wishes. It was an initiative of the Volos Municipality in order to raise funds for the poor and needy members of the local society. Everyone …

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