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Isle of Aegina: The Ultimate Holidays Black-Out (Video)

I know the isle of  Aegina since I was in my mom’s belly. An uncle of mine had a summer house there,  two simple small rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom but a huge garden with lemon trees. The whole family used to go there and spend the summer and …

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What Makes a Perfect Holiday?

I spent whole five and a half days without television, newspapers and radio. I went to Loutraki and left the “News” back in my Athens home. That’s not an easy task for a news freak and full blood journalist like me.  But all through the years I have been working …

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Have you been to Loutraki?

I was only a couple of days away… I was here..             I enjoyed this…      and this …  As you can imagine I spent the whole day on the beach! Loutraki is a rather boring place but the beach and the sea are amazing! It’s only some 60 km …

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Monika Bellucci: Victim of Greek Tax Hunters!

Gorgeous Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and fashion model, thought to spend relaxing summer holidays in Greece. Protothema newspaper writes on an exclusive story that Bellucci leased the luxurious yacht “Pollux” for 10.500 euros per day and thats she and the rental company signed also a ‘discretion contract” . The famous star wished to enjoy  her …

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How Can You Tell if the Sea You Swim in is Clear?

Good question, not easy the answer, unless you travel around with the latest official report on clean & dirty beaches based on extensive water tests. There are some  tips though that can help you avoid health threatening “unknown” waters.   So, let’s say, you were lucky enough to be able  to tank …

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Greece: Truckers Strike, Tourists Helpless

The big truck drivers meeting has started to … begin, with representatives of 60 associations  coming together to decide whether to extend the strike or not. As far as I can understand it can takes some hours until a decision is taken. It is considered quite possible that the strike …

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Touring Greece:Did you Pay Too Much for Drinks & Snacks?

You are touring Greece and sometimes you feel you’ve payed too much for a bottle of water, a snack or a coffee? EKPIZO  -or ΕΚΠΟΙΖΩ in Greek-  is an  NGO for consumers’ rights. It  has published a  guide titled “Checking our food during vacations”. I assume that every tourist has a …

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Latest News:Of Flights and Fuel Market in Greece

Check our Home-Page for the latest Updates! The situation at the Greek airports is back to normal  as  flights depart and land without delays.  Air Traffic Controllers decided to cancel any protest action ( call it “white strike” or “work-to-rule” or ‘whatever strike’)  and enter a dialogue with the Ministry of …

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Breaking News:24-hour Flights Strike in Greece on July 31!

Greek State TV NET reported that Greek Air Traffic Controllers decided to go on a 24-hour strike on Saturday, July 31! Meanwhile more than 100 flights, planned to depart from Athens Airport, had a delay from 5 minutes to 6 hours due to ‘work-to-rule’ protest of air traffic controllers. Some …

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Why Visit Greece? Three More Secret Reasons Revealed…

There many reasons to visit Greece, travel agents will tell you: It’s Greece’s natural  beauties…  crystal clear waters… magical sundown… friendly people… excellent food, that will inspire you to follow the famous Mediterranean diet for the rest of your life…. But I figured out three more  secret reasons that make Greece an …

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Greece: Air Traffic Delays and Cancellations Due to “White Strike”

Hundreds of travellers do not depart or land on time as Greek air traffic controllers have entered a socalled  “white strike”. Flights to and from Greek airports can be delayed  from 15 minutes  to 2 hours, as air controllers follow a work-to-rule policy. They follow a  strict compliance with international regulations on airspace capacity …

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Greece Strike Cancelled! All flights to go July 25!

Greek air traffic controllers cancelled the strike they had planned for Sunday, July 25th. All flight to, from and within Greece will go as scheduled. Greek air traffic controllers’s union  said in a statement, they have decided not to proceed with their planned strike. But they threaten to take further …

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UPDATE Air Traffic Strike July 25: Suspended?

Check our Home-page for the latest Updates! Should thousands of travellers planning to fly to, from and within  Greece on July 25th, be relieved? Most probably…. This morning an Athens court decided that the strike was ‘illegal and abusive’ as the decision was not made by the general assembly of Air …

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Stranded Tourists at Piraeus Port

Elderly sitting on their luggage, mothers with their children, foreign tourists on vacation, drivers delivering wares… Hundreds of travelers are stranded on the docks of Piraeus port as striking port workers prevented passengers to board ship and ferries. Dozens of port workers of PAME – Communists Trade Union – have prevented …

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