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11
Aug

The Perfect Greek Eggplant-Crostini!

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A quick and easy to prepare snack or starter is the best you can eat on hot summer days. Last year I invented what I call “The Perfect Greek Crostini” inspired by the Italian, Greek and Turkish cuisine. It combines Eggplants, light tomato sauce, garlic yogurt and fresh basil served […]





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10
Aug
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Greece: 20 West Nile Virus cases – No reason to panic

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Two people have died and 18 are sick with encephalitis caused by a mosquito-born disease, the West Nile Virus or Fever, Greek media report. Four more cases of encephalitis from West Nile virus were confirmed Tuesday in northern Greece, bringing to 20 the total number of patients in whom the virus has […]





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10
Aug

What Makes a Perfect Holiday?

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

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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9
Aug
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Have you been to Loutraki?

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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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2
Aug
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Monika Bellucci: Victim of Greek Tax Hunters!

Posted by in Economy, News, Tourism

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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2
Aug
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500 Pigeons Poisoned Downtown Athens!

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Five hundred pigeons found an unbelievable cruel death when a man fed them with apparently poisoned seeds. It was Sunday afternoon when a passer by and eye witness saw a man parking his motorcycle on the sidewalk of Kotzia square, in Athens downtown. Soon after, the motorcyclist, still with his […]





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1
Aug

US Energy Envoy: Greece should cooperate with Turkey on the Aegean Sea

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Trade agreement between Greece and Turkey and pooling  of oil and natural gas reserves  located in the Aegean Sea, proposes Richard Morningstar, U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for Eurasia and Energy. The pooling can happen even if the two countries have not previously resolve their differences, says Morningstar. In an […]





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31
Jul

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

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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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30
Jul

Coca Cola Greece: Hit by Recession or Punished by Consumers?

Posted by in Economy, News, Society

News wires report today about  Coca Cola Hellas  weak profit figures and the bottler’s consideration not to pay out dividend on 2010 profit. Coca Cola 3E blames the government imposed windfall levy on corporate earnings and tax on dividends, says Reuters. Second-quarter figures show a net profit dropped to E172m, while sales […]





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30
Jul

Greece: Truckers Strike, Tourists Helpless

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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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29
Jul

Austria’s Far-Rights Campaign with Greek… and They Don’t Pay Him a Cent!

Posted by in Economy, Very Mix

Austrian Far-Right “Freedom Party” (FPÖ-The Social Home Party)  Steiermark  branch have recently presented their campaign for the next autumn elections.  FPÖ has started already to pollute the beautiful environment of Steiermark and insult the aesthetic of driving motorists, non-political tourists and shopping citizens, with several hundred posters hanging everywhere in the […]





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29
Jul

Greece:Truck Drivers Strike Threatens to Black Out the Country

Posted by in Economy, News, Tourism

What’s going on with the truck drivers Strike? All lot is going on, but nothing has changed in the substance…. Truck drivers, motorists, travellers, shop owners are all on a stand-by mood. Currently striking drivers  are holding negotiations talks with officials from the Transport Ministry. Then the drivers will go and […]





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28
Jul
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Amnesty International urges Greece not to Treat Asylum Seekers as Criminals

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Amnesty International urges Greece to stop treating  irregular migrants and asylum seekers as criminals. In a report issued Tuesday  the human rights watchdog states that irregular migrants and asylum seekers are “routinely detained in substandard conditions, documents their treatment, many of whom are held in poor conditions in border guard […]





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28
Jul

Greece: “Civil Mobilization” Against Truck Drivers Strike

Posted by in Economy, News, Tourism

Greek government ordered a civil mobilization in order to force striking  drivers back to work and stop the truck and fuel tanks drivers’ strike.  According to the state order  trucks and lorries will ‘belong’ to the state and the drivers will get ‘state’ orders to drive the vehicles. The order […]





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28
Jul
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Touring Greece:Did you Pay Too Much for Drinks & Snacks?

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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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27
Jul
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Group Claims Responsibility for Killing of Greek Journalist

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Group “Sect of Revolutionaries” has claimed responsibility for  gunning downinvestigative journalist Sokratis Giolias. SR sent a  seven pages proclamation to newspaper Ta Nea at Tuesday noon after an anonymous phone call. According to TA NEA online edition,  the SR tries  to justify the killing of  Sokratis Giolias and uses heavy characterizations against prominent Greek journalists […]





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27
Jul
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Latest News:Of Flights and Fuel Market in Greece

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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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26
Jul
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Breaking News:24-hour Flights Strike in Greece on July 31!

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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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26
Jul

Greek President: Criticism at Political System is Fair

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The criticism at the Greek political system  is fair, said Greek President Karolos Papoulias. President Papoulias  delivered  a speech on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the democracy restoration in Greece. “The responsibility for the Greek decline is mainly dependent on the political class that is required to guide […]





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25
Jul

Why Visit Greece? Three More Secret Reasons Revealed…

Posted by in Tourism

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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