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Patras Carnival 2019 – The Big Parade – LIVE Stream

The big parade of the famous Patras Carnival started at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. 40,000 carvinalists, 160 fantasyful floats are marching through the streets of the city. Thousands of visitors form across the country have flocked to Patras to enjoy the event. The big parade will last until 6:30 p.m. …

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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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US President Donald Trump and Melania on private trip to Patras

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania took a break from head-aching policies and charities and made a short visit to Greece over the weekend. As the trip was strictly private, they avoided Greek capital Athens and landed directly at the port city of Patras in West Peloponnese. Although the …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Are Tsiknopempti BBQs sold out? A coffin would do too… (video)

Are urgently needed BBQs to grill and celebrate Greek Tsiknopempti sold out in your area? There are always alternatives, it seems. Grills may have run out but not the creativity … In Nafplio, West Peloponnese, a local funeral service office had the idea to turn a coffin into a make-shift …

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Smoke rises high as Greeks celebrate Tsiknopempti with lots of grilled meat

You can hardly go around in Greece today, on the famous Tsiknopempti day without noticing the smell of roasted meat rising high from professional and make-shift grills. As early in the morning Greeks fires the charcoal and put delicious meat bites on: sausages, pork and chicken chops, pancetta slices, meatballs, …

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One more house collapse. What’s wrong with old houses in Athens?

One more house collapsed in the historical center of Athens on Tuesday morning. The house built in 1886 was located under the Hill of Pnyx and the National Observatory in Athens. it is the second old house that collapses in less than 48 hours. No people were in the house …

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Shock theory: Jesus Christ was actually a Greek religious preacher

Jesus was not Jewish but a Greek religious preacher, Apollonius of Tyana. The wild, bombshell claim has been featured in a “Bible Conspiracies” documentary that have searched ancient documents proving Greek Apollonius ‘strikingly resembles’ Jewish Jesus. The son of God was actually Greek and became a famous miracle worker, before …

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Half-Greek Yorkshireman completes conscription at Presidential Guard

A half-Greek Yorkshireman has just completed his nine months of conscription in the Greek Army. Twenty-six-year-old Evangelos Marathos Rainey is half American and half Greek, but grew up in Yorkshire, UK, and has spent the past nine months as a Presidential Guard in Athens. His role was to watch over …

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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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Villa of War of Independence hero Miaoulis for sale for €4.5million

A legendary villa with historical significance is for sale by Sotheby’s real estate. Constructed in 1808 by Venetian architects it was the residence of famous Admiral Andreas Miaoulis,one of the most important men of the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Loaded with history, architecture and decoration that combines …

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Greece sets clocks one hour back early morning Sunday, Oct 28

Wintertime: Greeks will set their clocks one hour back in the night from Saturday to Sunday, October 27th to 28th 2018. This may be the penultimate time they do so, should the European Union to implement its decision to scrap the twice per year adjustment to save energy in 2019. …

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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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Greek reality show pushes contestant to underwater challenge. Panic Attack!

A contestant of a Greek reality show for aspiring models suffered a panic attack after she was forced to an underwater challenge. The judge’s pressure triggered an outrage on social media. Greece’s Next Top Model is a reality show broadcast by a private Greek television Star channel. A jury of four …

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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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