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Anti-smoking law to be updated to plug loopholes

Over the next three months the Health Ministry will seek to close the loopholes in the anti-smoking legislation that allow closed areas to be characterized as open-air, thus allowing people to smoke. Smoking of cigarettes will be expressly banned in cafes, bars, restaurants etc that are closed with canopies, plastic …

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Νew Year’s Eve event in downtown Athens

The City of Athens is getting ready for the New Year’s Eve with a countdown spectacle at Syntagma Square and parties in the neighborhood of Thiseio and the Varvakeio meat market. Meanwhile, a countdown party will be held in the neighborhood of Thiseio, at the foot of the Acropolis, featuring …

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Island of Alonissos decorates underwater Christmas Tree (video)

The Greek island of Alonissos has chosen to celebrate its connection with the sea and the underwater diving with the symbolic decoration of an underwater Christmas Tree. The event launched the holiday season 2022. The alternative Christmas event took place on Saturday, December 10, with Alonissos Mayor Petros Vafinis doing …

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Impressive Christmas Tree Lighting in Thessaloniki (video)

The Christmas tree in Thessaloniki ‘s main square Aristotelous was lit on Wednesday evening, thousands of people had flocked to the city center to attend the festive ceremony. The lighting was accompanied by fireworks and a live music concert with Christmas carols and other popular songs. The 18 meters-long tree …

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Athens mayor illuminates the Christmas Tree at Syntagma Sq (video)

Greek capital Athens officially launched the holiday season on Thursday evening, when Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis pressed the button to illuminate the Christmas Tree at Syntagma square. With the Christmas tree illumination Athens sent a message of peace, unity, solidarity and love everywhere in the world tonight. Music, light, colors and …

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Greek Ancestry: First digital platform for people of Greek descent

Interested in your Greek roots and family history? Greek Ancestry is the first digital platform created to primarily meet the specific needs of people in Greek descent. Founded in January 2020 by historian Gregory Kontos, an expert in Greek migration history, Greek Ancestry offers high-quality research tools as well as …

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The…MOM: Greek farmer and mother of 4 wins TikTok with authentic recipes

A farmer woman and mother of four from northern Greece has won the TikTok with her authentic recipes and videos. On the popular video platform 39-year-old Anastasia Kalalidou uses the nickname “H…MAM” – “The …MOM” – an idea she got from the daily question of her four children “what are …

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UPDATE Court finds ex National Theater director Dimitris Lignadis guilty in 2 of 4 rape cases

The Mixed Jury Court in Athens found the former director of National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, guilty for two of four rape cases on Wednesday. The ruling was decided with a majority of votes. The defendant was in trial for the sexual abuse of three minors and one young adult man. …

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Easter 2022: Greeks return home after loads of lamb and booze

With their cholesterol at the usual Easter-high levels thousands of Greeks returned home after a long an relaxing weekend in the countryside or the islands a mass exodus after two years of lockdown and movement restrictions. Ferries and ships docked at full capacity at the ports, intercity buses, airplanes and …

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