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Greek Court declares Air Flight Controllers’ strike “illegal” – Flights as scheduled, Oct 4-5/2014

First Instance Court in Athens declared the planned 48-hour strike by Greek Air Traffic Controllers as “illegal”. Therefore all flights will will operate as scheduled on the weekend October 4th and 5th 2014. It was the Civic Aviation Authority that had appealed to the court with the aim to cancel …

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Colors of Greece – Capture the moment

You don’t need much to capture the moments of Greece. Moments full of colors. A tiny detail here, a bright view there. Yes, the light is blessed in Greece and present us with lots of unforgettable gifts. Emerald-green sea    Cheerful sun umbrella  Up, up and near the sea  Kids …

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You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I …

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Corfu airport: Pictures of shame as no cleaning personnel

This is the airport of the beautiful island of Corfu: hundreds of empty water and beverage bottles are laying nicely on the floor or are carefully arranged around garbage boxes by passengers ready to take off.  The pictures of shame have been uploaded on internet by Giorgos Tseremis, the president …

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Greece’s Foreign Press Distribution company goes bankrupt

Do you wonder why you don’t find foreign newspapers and magazines in Greece? The reason is simple: the Foreign Press Distribution Agency in Greece went bankrupt and announced the suspension of its works. According to daily Imerisia,  the company has debts €748,509 to social security fund IKA, €3.5 million to …

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Buzzfeed: 49 Reasons to love Greece

There we go! Greece is getting top again and thus for positive reasons. The times when everybody was hacking on the debt-ridden country seem to have gone. “After a few tough years, Greece is resurgent once again,” writes Buzzfeed community member Alexander Besant and counts 49 Reasons To Love Greece. …

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Athens Guide: a useful application for tourists & expats

This is an amazing application for tourists visiting Athens and for expats living in the narrow and broader area of the Greek capital. The “Athens Guide” that gives information in English and is free to use. All you need to do is to download the application on your device, and …

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Captainwise: Greek startup searches “holiday packages” according your budget. Cool!

I found the idea very cool, when I read about it on a Greek Sunday newspaper. Captainwise.com helps travelers to find a tailor-made holidays package and thus according to a given budget. I couldn’t help but immediately check where I could go to if I had the money and the …

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers cancel work stoppage, Jan 30/2014

Greek air traffic controllers canceled on Wednesday the 3-hour work stoppage scheduled for Thursday, January 30th 2014. All flights will operate as usually (source). The Greek flight controllers action was taken in the context of a Pan-European strike action in order to sustian air navigation safety.

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UPD: Greek Flight Controllers cancel work stoppage on Jan 30/2014

UPDATE: Greek air traffic controllers decided on Wednesday to cancel the 3-hour work stoppage scheduled for Thursday, January 30th 2014. All flights will operate as usual. KTG reported on January 27th 2014: Greece’s air traffic controllers will join the pan-European ‘industrial action’ and will launch a 3-hour work stoppage on …

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Ryanair to launch nine international routes from Greece

Ryanair is opening two Greece bases in Athens and Thessaloniki from where it will launch nine new routes. As part of a $280 million investment, the budget carrier will base two aircraft in Athens and one in Thessaloniki from April. Its Athens base will operate 154 weekly flights and serve …

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Ledra Marriott Group gives up Athens hotel

With a simple notice on its website, international hotel chain Ledra Marriot announced that it will not operate its hotel in Athens as of the end of the year. After 30 years with presence in Athens, the Hotel will not operate under Marriot anymore. “Please be advised that as of …

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Santorini: new power outage, the third in a week

One of  Greece’s top tourists’ destination Santorini suffered another electricity outage on Wednesday morning causing anew troubles for businessmen and tourists alike. The power cut occurred in the morning and affected large areas of the island. The mayor of Santorini said the power cut was due to a short circuit …

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What are the top nine Greek islands? CNN has some proposals…

What does a tourist need when visiting an island for summer holidays? Sea, Sky,  Soil… and a little more. Opportunities for outdoor activities maybe,  good food, nightlife, picturesque surrounding. CNN international picked up its top nine Greek islands, chosen mostly from the Cyclades island group. “Greece’s 1,400 islands — 230 …

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Greek romance: fabulous Santorini without electricity

Santorini, one of Greece’s main tourist destinations has been left without electricity after explosion at power station. The blaze occurred on Tuesday morning causing an electricity outage and a total black out. Towards the evening the power was partly restored in very few areas. Residents,  hoteliers, taverna and bar owners …

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August is Cicadas’ time: are Greek cicadas really lazy?

For one more time I asked myself the same question: why are cicadas considered to be lazy?. The truth is that hundreds, most likely thousands cicadas start their work at 6 o’clock in the morning. Shortly after the dawn. They continue their song all thought the day until late after …

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