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Fraport offers “off airport check-in” at Thessaloniki throughout TIF

FRAPORT will be offering “off airport check-in” including luggage drop-off services in a specially designed area during the International Fair in Thessaloniki TIF. The service will be provided throughout the duration of the Fair, that is form 8th September to 16th September 2018. The service aims to better facilitate the …

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Acropolis Museum among World Top 10 in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Museums.  The Acropolis Museum in Athens ranks 6th  on the list of World’s Top 10 Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings …

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Piraeus Bank wins court case against New Democracy for outstanding debts

Piraeus Bank has won a lawsuit against Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy for loans that have not be repaid. A First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Tuesday in favor of the bank that could theoretically proceed with the confiscation deposits and assets of  the conservative party.Greece’ main opposition …

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Atlas Capital Fund to launch a new digital bank in Greece

Backed by Bob Diamond’s Atlas Merchant Capital Fund, Greek digital challenger bank Praxia has engaged Swiss core banking vendor Temenos to build its technology platform. Former Barclays’ investment banking head Diamond and fellow Atlas Capital partner David Schamis are the sole shareholders in Praxia Bank, which was formed out of …

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Unknown perpetrators vandalize statue of Alexander the Great in Thessaloniki

Unknown perpetrators have vandalized the statue of Alexander the Great located at the seaside in the center of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The perpetrators wrote the word “slaughterer” on the statue pedestal under the inscription bearing the name of the Macedonian king and conqueror. According to local media, the perpetrators first …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Council of State rejects Church appeal for tax-free revenues from leased properties

The Council of State (CoS) has rejected an appeal by the Orthodox Church of Greece requesting that it be excluded from paying taxes on income generated from the leasing of properties in urban areas. The Church had requested a return of 2.9 million euros in taxes paid for income generated …

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Strict security measures with FBI and CIA agents at Thessaloniki International Fair

FBI and CIA agents will be part of the draconian security measures during the 83rd International Fair of Thessaloniki where the USA is honored country. High-ranking members of the Trump administration will  inaugurate the Fair together with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a strong presence of big American companies are participating …

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Sinead McNamara’s Parents reveal “she called us crying short before” the tragedy

The parents of  20-year-old Australian instagram influencer Sinead McNamara are intensively looking to the causes of their daughter’s death on a luxury yacht anchored off the island of Kefalonia last week. They reveal that Sinead called them short before she was found and she was crying. Sinead’s desperate family is …

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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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Cargo vessel ARSLANBEY runs aground next to sun beds and umbrellas (video)

It was just before Tuesday midnight, when the cargo vessel named ARSLANBEY run aground  on a sandy beach next to sun beds and umbrellas in the north coast of Evia. The vessel with a Turkish name under Panama flag was empty of cargo and was returning to Istanbul,  after having …

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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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OECD report 2018: Greece keeps No 1 place in tax increases

The latest report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax policy clearly shows that Greece continues to be a champion in taxation. The report practically confirms what Greek taxpayers and business owners have been knowing and pay in the last couple of years. that the moment …

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Greece’s once biggest private MEGA TV to stop broadcasting in 15 days

After 28 years in operation, Greece’s once biggest private television channel MEGA TV will be removed from the signal network. This was announced by Minister for Digital Policy and Media Nikos Pappas on Wednesday, after the new TV license holders were anno0unced. Asked by reported on if Mega TV will …

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Doctor admits forgery of disability certification for convict Floros, denies bribe

This could possibly be a case of  “filotimo” the Greek word that cannot be translated in other languages. A doctor admitted to have forged a disability certification for a convict to be released from prison. However, he denied that he received any bribe in order to do so. In a …

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Treasury of findings on islet off Kythnos confirm habitation since 3000 BC

Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of findings on the islet Vryokastraki off Kythnos confirming signs of habitation stretching from the Early Cycladic era around 3000 BC until the 7th and 8th century AD. The excavation on the islet Vryokastraki off the island of Kythnos in the Aegean Sea, brought to …

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