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Greece in top 5 countries for expat retirement

CEOWORLD magazine has placed Greece in the Top 5 countries for expat retirement in 2024 after releasing the “Global Expat Retirement Index 2024 Survey”, a guide listing the countries that offer the most stability for those thinking of retiring abroad. A leading business magazine for CEOs, CFOs, high-level executive professionals, …

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Rare icon flown from Mt Athos to Athens for pilgrimage

A rare Greek icon named “Axion Esti” from the monks community of Mt. Athos was flown to Athens on Wednesday for pilgrimage at the Cathedral in the Greek capital. The icon, which rarely leaves Mt Athos, was welcomed with honors accorded a head of state. Ιt was reportedly Archbiship Hieronymos …

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Flower show of Kifissia opens its gates in northern Athens

The annual flower show in Kifissia suburb of northern Athens opened its gates on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The 69th show focuses on Greek gardens. More than 2,000 species of Greek and foreign flora will be on display in 86 stands in the Dimitris Zomopoulos Park until May 14th. Opening …

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Easter 2023: Holy Fire appears again in Sepulchre church (Live)

In an atmosphere of religious devoutness and magnificence, the Holy Fire marking Jesus Resurrection appeared again in the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday. Crowds of people, even though much less than in previous years due to Israeli restrictions, had gathered in the church to get the …

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Greek Easter Wishes before and after Resurrection

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before or after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday …

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Easter in Greece: Stores opening hours April 6-17

The holiday working hours for shops and stores during the period leading up to Orthodox Easter starts on Thursday, April 6. According to the trade association of Athens the proposed working hours for Athens’ stores during the Easter holiday season, is as follows: Thursday 6 April: 09:00-21:00 Friday 7 April: …

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Greece submits Pre-Christian blessing custom to UNESCO

The Culture Ministry has submitted a request to UNESCO to inscribe a traditional Greek custom blessing the bounty of the land on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, it announced on Thursday. Polysporia is an ancient custom practiced across many parts of the country until the very late 19th century, with …

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Carnivals return in Greece after three years

After three years of break due to the pandemic, the famous Carnival of Patras returned to full glory and vibrant pulse with thousands of carnivalists and even more visitors. 139 crews with over 50,000 people and impressive wagons participated in the grand parade on Sunday that lasted over five hours. …

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Giant, 130-meter-long, souvlaki roasted in Amfikleia, central Greece

The world’s largest kontosouvli, a giant souvlaki, has become a tradition for Amfikleia, central Greece. The large spicy souvlaki made of pork or other meats is traditionally slow roasted on a rod over an open charcoal pit. this year in Amfikleia they surpassed themselves roasting a 130-meters long kontosouvli. The …

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