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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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Still swimming around….

It was supposed to be a just a weekend on an island near Athens. But the sea is so blue and beautiful, the air so clear and fresh…. who wants to return to boiling Athens?

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Russell Crowe in Greece tweets “Yassou Mykonos”

Famous Hollywood actor Russell Crowe spent a few days in Greece and thus on the island of Mykonos. Excited about the colors of the sun and sea in, out and around the Greek islands, Crowe tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: Russell Crowe‏@russellcrowe 3h “How is it that I’ve lived 49 years …

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Kardashian sisters go …surreal in Mykonos

Famous Kardashian clan, sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé together with their parents moved to the island of Mykonos for a ten-day relaxing vacation. The Kardashian clan, 18 family members, and a camera crew of 50 people, flew from Athens to the island in the Aegean Sea, rented a luxury yacht …

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Ryanair – Athens Airport clash over decreases in fees and taxes

Low cost airline Ryanair promised to bring 10 million tourists to Greece within the next three years, should Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” reduce taxes and fees. The intentions and promises were table on Tuesday by deputy CEO and director of Ryanair business operation manager Michael Cawley during a press conference. Ryanair asked …

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Greece to enable “vacation in Lighthouses”

I admit it! That’s an original idea to enrich the heavy industry of the country: the tourism. Deputy Defence Minister Dimitris Elefsiniotis is due to promote a law that will define anew the regulations of the lighthouse network of the country. This will make possible the establishment of an institution that …

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Greek seamen on 48h strike, Jan 31-Feb 1/2013

Greek seamen will launch a 48-hour strike on January 31st and February 1st 2013. The strike will start at 6 a.m. on January 31st. Seamen protest the new multi-bill of Maritime ministry which indirectly foresees among others that seamen can easily lose their work places. If you have to use …

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Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists awards “Greece as Destination of Year 2013”

The Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists is proud to award Greece as our Foreign Destination of the Year 2013, Finland’s biggest travel media Rantapallo reports. “Statistics just published by the Association of Finnish Travel Agents confirm that Greece continues to be one of the most popular summer leisure destinations for Finnish tourists …

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Jodie Foster was in Athens during austerity protests and riots

Hollywood star Jodie Foster revealed, she happened to be in Athens during anti-austerity protests and riots while the air was filled with tear gas. Speaking to Greek Reporter she described, how she was watching the incidents from a Syntagma hotel together with her children. Jodie Foster said also, she was …

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Greek Taxis on 24h Rolling Strikes as of Nov 5/2012

Greece’s tax owners decided to launch 24-hour rolling strikes as of November 5th 2012. The decision was taken on Friday, after they realized that the austerity measures package contains also an article that ‘opens the alternative market of limousines and mini vans,” as taxi owners said in a statement. They claim that …

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Athens: One Metro Station Closed Due to National Day Parade, Oct 28/2012

Greek police ordered that Athens Metro station <Syntagma> should be closed to public as of 8 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, October 28th 2012. The decision is taken in the context of high security measures during the students’ parade to mark National OXI-Day on Sunday morning. The parade will …

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