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Athens Metro 48h Strike, Dec 8-9/11 CANCELLED!

Athens Metro strike scheduled for December 8-9th 2011 has been cancelled! earlier… Workers at Athens Metro will be on two 24-hour strike from Thursday, December 8th at 5 am until Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 5 am. The Metro workers launch their strike to protest the attack against their union president …

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( UPD) Alimnia: Rent A Greek Islet near Rhodes! Maybe…

UPDATE: It looks as if mayor Patros is not very clear about the renting of the islet. Today, he said that he will not rent the whole islet, but maybe only a part of it. ( news247.gr ). Who knows, what made him change his mind… Some pressure from certain circles, some …

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Athens: Acropolis on Strike too, Oct 12-13/11

The padlock was installed at the entrance of Acropolis already yesterday. This morning  riot police squads took position outside the archaeological site. The Archaeologists will move to Acropolis at 11.30 am to protest the “labour reserve”, the salary cuts with the new payroll, the merger of state institutions that leaves people without a …

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Greece: Flight Delays due to “Work on Rule”, Oct 6/2011

Flight delays of several hours occur on Thursday, Oct 6th 2011, as Greek Air Traffic Controllers “work on rule” and refuse over time work demanding the satisfaction of their economic demands. This affect especially the departures of airplanes that have delays up to even six hours.

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UPD: Greek Air Traffic Controllers(GATCA) on Strike, Oct 5/11

Air Traffic Controllers (GATCA) will join the mobilization of Greece’s public sector for a 24-hour strike on October 5th 2011. The strike will start October 5/11 at 00:01 midnight, local time,  and end 24 hours later. However watch for updates as Athens courts normally rule GATCA strikes as ‘illegal’… Then strikes are cancelled, Air Traffic …

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Athens: Car Pool at Public Transport Strike via Twitter

There is an unofficial service initiated by the website Athens Transport via Twitter. It runs in Greek but you can post your message, offering or seeking a Car Pool in the hashtag #carpoolgr. Also KTEL-Buses operate between downtown Athens and the Airport every 30 minutes. Ticket €5. Please, share in …

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Athens: All Public Transport and Taxis on Strike, Sept 22

Taxi owners decided to join the strike of public transporters and will pull their vehicles’ brakes tomorrow, September 22nd 2011. Boycotting the commerce? Blocking people from going to work? Who cares? Some interest groups do care only for their pockets, in times when the Greek society has lost its balance and …

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Northern Greece: Czech Bus Collided With Car – Two Dead

Two dead and nine injured injured is the tragic account of a road accident that occurred late Wednesday afternoon when a tourist bus collided with a private car in Egnatia Highway and overturned outside the city of Grevena. Police and fire brigades rushed to the point and freed the trapped …

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Fitness During Vacation? Yes, Please!

My day starts with a small bowl of mixed cereals and seeds, milk, a bit of cocoa powder and extra sugar. Two cups of coffee. I sit on the terrace enjoying the breathtaking view over the blue bay on the west of Kos. I watch the Hobby-Cat sailors training as …

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Scandal with Fake Classification Docs Bring Cruises to Halt

Touristic cruises came almost to halt at the Ionian islands after the scandal with fake classification documents broke out. Currently 16 ships were ordered by the Ministry of Citizen’s Protection to stop operating after irregularities in their documents issued by a Russian classification agent in Piraeus. According to Greek state network …

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Athens METRO & Urban Train on Strike, Sept 2

Hardly is the summer vacations period over and strikes started to hit Greece or correctly to say… the residents and tourists in Athens. The Metro and the Urban Train HSAP are on a 24-hours strike on Friday, September 2nd 2011. The workers oppose the employees’ transfers as scheduled by the bill …

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Go Out and Scream!

Oh, I’m so sorry! The right post-title should be “Go Out and Swim!” Let the cool water embrace your body, let the salt make you feel like a human …quilt. Stretch out your arms and legs and let the soft waves carry you away.  Dive in the nature. You may feel a pinch in …

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Strike in the Greek Tourism-Food Sector, Aug 23

Employees in the Greek tourism sector will launch a 24-hour strike across the country on August 23rd, 2011. The strike of employees in the catering sector of hotels aims to protest the government plans to exclude them from the so-called “heavy and unhealthy professions” . Furthermore, they demand unemployment insurance for the seasonal …

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Athens-Thessaloniki 9 Euro … by train

TRAINOSE drops its prices and try a kind of last minute offer similar to those in airlines. As of next week passengers will be able to travel by train from Athens to Thessaloniki paying just 9 euro. This offer will be valid for online reservations and will start after August …

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Chios: The Island of Beguiling Scents (pcts)

Neat houses, anarchist nature and a strong religious sentiment. That’s the island of Chios, just a few miles away from the Turkish coast. Right opposite from the town of Cesme. Thousands of scents, with more dominant that of the resin tears of Chios. Beguiling mastic, lentisk and thyme remind me, my …

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My inspiration is gone…

My inspiration is unable to kick off. A couple of days in Pillion were enough to derail my working mood. A magic mountain, picturesque houses and crystal-clear waters. A house in the middle of nowhere with a dramatic sea view. Not to forget the F-16 exercising over the heads of easy-going swimmers. How …

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Greeks: No Taxi, No Ferries, No Teeth

Taxi drivers continue their indefinite strike, block airports and ports, hinder cruise liners to dock and cut the country into two through a mass presence in national roads. The tourism sector asks the prosecutor’s intervention on the issue. However the taxi drivers insist on “crushing the government’s nerves”. Taxis blocking …

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