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More hurdles ahead for Helliniko privatization project in Athens

Greece’s Culture Minister has reportedly signed off on a decision by the influential Central Archaeology Council (KAS) designating 28 hectares of land at the former Athens airport as entailing “archaeological interest”. The disused Athens airport and adjoining tracts of land comprise the landmark Helleniko project, billed as the biggest real …

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Two weeks mid-season sales start Nov 1, shops open on Sunday

Mid-season sales aimed at boosting the flagging retail market will be starting in most parts of the country on Wednesday, November 1, and running for two weeks through Wednesday, November 15. According to legislation, regional authorities are allowed to determine when they want to hold the discounted shopping period, meaning …

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Olympic Flame handover ceremony – Live stream from Athens

The handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame is takiing place in the ancient Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. Live Stream   The #OlympicFlame Handover Ceremony is HERE!!! 🇬🇷🔥🇰🇷 Watch it #LIVE🔴NOW — Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) October 31, 2017 The Olympic Flame will leave in the direction of PyeongChang where the …

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Why you can’t wear high heels at ancient sites in Greece

Fancy high heels at Greece’s ancient sites? This is not a good idea for several reasons. In fact, it is forbidden since 2009. Here is why. Everywhere you go, you should always bring the right shoes — and this rule especially applies when you’re in Greece. Some of the country’s most …

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