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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Internet addition: Greece ranks 2nd in Europe after the UK

Greece ranks second in Europe after the United Kingdom for rates of internet addiction among its population. This is the result of a study conducted by nine European universities in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorders (EEMDED). The study’s findings were recently presented at …

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Big fat Greek wedding for Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro (picts, video)

Maria Menounos could not but have a big fat Greek wedding. In her father’s birth place Akovos, Maria and her husband Keven Undergaro sealed their holy bond in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “I wanted the religious wedding to take place here in order to honor Greece,” …

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Xematiasma: 60% of Greeks believe prayers against Evil Eye cure headaches

Got a headache? Why bother with a painkiller? Get a ‘healer’ and get rid of the Evil Eye right away. If the headaches persist you can consult a doctor, but according to 60 percent of Greeks they will first get a ‘xematiasma’ and then seek other solutions to cure themselves. …

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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Naxos breaks Guinness Record with giant portion of French Fries (video)

A giant portion of french fries secured the island of Naxos in the Aegean Sea with a new Guinness Record. The Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Naxos managed to break their own previous record. In less than 8 hours, 2.5 tons of  diced potatoes were fried crispy and golden in …

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Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson offers his EMMY to Athos Monastery

Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson offered one of his EMMY Awards to Virgin Mary and the Vatopedi Monastery in the Monks Republic Mount Athos. During his visit to Mt Athos and the Vatopedi Monetary to honor the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Jackson had a surprise for the monks. He gave …

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Greek Police urges parents to stop use police as boogeyman to frighten their kids

Greek police decided to send a message to Greek parents and urge them to stop present police as the boogeyman in order to scare their children into good behavior and compliance with the rules of the adults world. “Dear parents,” the message uploaded on Twitter starts. “Make clear to your …

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Larissa: Three-day pilgrimage to Metropolit corpse in a freezer

Three-day public pilgrimage to a Metropolit corspe in a freezer. The corpse of  Metropolit of Larissa and Tyrnavos Ignatios was to be exposed to public pilgrimage for the locals in the Agios Achillios Church in Centrla Greece. However, the high summer temperatures threatened to cancel the pious action and break …

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Tsamiko: A dance for the brave even if they’re priests (video)

The town of Nemea in North Peloponnese organized an event for Voluntary Blood Donation. The event was a success, the organizers were happy and the blood donors pleased to have done a good deed. Nurses, doctors, syringes and cotton pads were soon replaced with music instruments, while  local singer, Filio …

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Santorini winery among winners of Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

The full taste of Assyrtiko wine apparently surprised judges of Decanter’s World Wines Awards 2018.  They credited it as ‘‘an outstanding summary of this unique terroir,” and included Assyrtiko from the winery ArtemisKaramolegos on the island of Santorini among the 50 Best in Show. Just 0.3% of wines tasted at …

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