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Prosecutor appeals court decision to acquit Bishop Amvrosios of homophobic rant

A prosecutor of the misdemeanors court in Aigio, western Greece, has appealed an earlier court decision to acquit bishop Amvrosios, on the charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The controversial bishop of Kalavryta most likely will find himself back to the court room. That decision had cleared Amvrosios of violating …

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Nea Kios: House wrapped with 140-sqm Greek flag (video)

It is a tradition that Greeks decorate their houses, balconies and yards with the Greek Flag on national days. And some use the Independence Day on 25th March to make a point. Giannis Athanasopoulos used 140 square meters of cloth in the colors of the Greek flag and wrapped his …

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Daylight saving time: Don’t forget t change the clocks tonight

One hour less sleep, but one hour longer day light. Clocks in Greece will need to be set one hour forward in the night from Saturday to Sunday, March 24th to 25th 2018. The change takes place occurs at 3:00 a.m which will suddenly be 04:00 a.m. The change back …

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Local court acquits Metropolit Amvrosios over hate speech against gays

A court in Aigio acquitted Metropolit of Aigialia and Kalavryta Amvrosios of hate speech and opened the Pandoras’s box with some media to describe the decision as “shame” and many Greeks in social media to speak of “impunity” and a “parody” of a trial. In his testimony at the court, …

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Oenorama 2018: Wine Exhibition in downtown Athens, Mar 10-12

The most important wine appointment of Greece for consumers and professionals, Greeks and foreigners. Oenorama, the world’s leading Greek wine exhibition opens its gates to public,  hosting up to 250 wineries with more than 1,600 wines to taste. Once again, this year’s Oenorama is being held in the city centre, …

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Athens: Construction works to paralyze 2 main Tram Lines Feb 24-Mar 6

Only one out of three Tram lines, the along the Athens Riviera, will be in operation for eleven whole days, causing immense trouble to thousands of commuters and why not, tourists. Due to construction works,  Tram lines 1 and 2, that is “Syntagma⇔Asklipieio Voula” and “Syntagma⇔SEF/Neo Faliro” will be halted …

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Local traditions in Crazy Greek Carnival – Patras Carnival Live

Sunday is the peak of Apokries but also the end of  ‘crazy’ Greek carnival. The word Αποκριά literally means “off meat”, without meat and marks the beginning of Lent that starts on Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Easter Lent., where people are supposed to eat only cheese …

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Selfieccino: Thessaloniki invents coffee served with a selfie!

Are you a selfie-addicted? Do you love freddo cappuccino, the cold version of a cappuccino with the thick amount of frothed milk atop? If you are in Greece’s second biggest city, Thessaloniki, you can enjoy both: a freddo with your selfie on it, a selfieccino! How do they do it? …

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Epiphany 2018 winner: Granny walks into the sea, fully dressed, to catch the Cross (video)

Hundreds of Greeks had to jump into the January cold waters on Epiphany Day to catch the Holy Cross. A granny in Dilesi, near Chalkida Attica, did not bother at all to exposed herself to the chilly weather. Dressed with her warm coat, holding her bag, wearing her shoes and …

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Epiphany 2018 Videos: Greeks Bless the Waters, send Kallikantzaroi back to Earth bowels

Epiphany 2018: Greeks blessed the waters and sent Kallikantzaroi, the malevolent goblins back to the bowels of Earth where they belong. Kallikantzaroi are believed to dwell underground but come to the surface during the twelve days of Christmas, from 25 December to 6 January, from the winter solstice for a …

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Athenians welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks show (picts, videos)

Thousands of Athenians flocked to Thiseio area in downtown to celebrate the New Year together with the Mayor of Athens and an rich entertainment program. Midnight sharp, the sky illuminated with numerous fireworks that offered a spectacular view to young and old. “Athens sends a message of hope to Greece …

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