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(Upd) Taxi Driver Kills British Tourist in Zakynthos

A 18-year-old British tourist lost his life during a bloody clash with a 21-year-old  taxi driver in Laganas area, on the island of Zakynthos. According to Greek media quoting police information the incident happened at 3 o clock in the morning on the main road of Laganas. The unlucky British …

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Austerity Summer: No Vacation for 6 out of 10 Greeks

“Vacations? Are you kidding me?” Elena answers my question with a question and busts into a loud laughter. The 35-year-old woman works at a supermarket, gets 700 euro cash in the hand at the end of every month.  “I can’t afford to spend one month’s salary in vacations this year” she …

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UPDATE: Greece -General Strike-Flights, Ferries – June 15

uPDATE 06/14: Air traffic controllers cancelled their strike for June 15, 2011. All flights from/to Greece will operate as usual!  The union of seamen also declared to participate on the general strike. No ferries or other ships will sail from major Greek ports. Check with your travel agent for updates!

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Athens: Urban Train HSAP on Strike, Jun 3

Workers at Athens Urban Train (HSAP) will launch a 24h strike on Friday, June 3, 2011. Not that HSAP functions properly in days without a strike with the non-stop ‘renovation works’… However it’s good to know that the whole line will be on hold, so better choose an alternative public …

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Santorini: Landslide kills one American tourist, injures four

One American tourist was killed and four other foreigners were injured when a group of rocks slided down the island of Santorini. According to news portal Zougla, the 52-year-old American was on a donkey ride sight-seeing tour together with his wife, his son and some other foreign citizens.  Shortly after 4 p.m. a group of …

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Greece’s CAA threatens with Indefinite Strike after Apr 15

 No flights after April 15? Greek Civil Aviation Authority threatens with indefinite strike, should the government fail to pay wages in arrears. CAA threats to close airports after 10:oo pm every day, Sundays and holidays starting by April 15, 2011. The escalation comes amid the Eastern Holidays and the begin of …

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Greece Exclusive: Build your house on an archaeological site and get away with it!

The Greece is a country where everybody does whatever he pleases and goes unpunished is not a secret. A little bribe here, a little indifference there, lack of good manners, culture, and equality before the law create a dangerous and immoral cocktail that seems to prevail and corrupt the citizens.  These ‘national’ characteristics …

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How Can You Tell if the Sea You Swim in is Clear?

Good question, not easy the answer, unless you travel around with the latest official report on clean & dirty beaches based on extensive water tests. There are some  tips though that can help you avoid health threatening “unknown” waters.   So, let’s say, you were lucky enough to be able  to tank …

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Greece: Truckers Strike, Tourists Helpless

The big truck drivers meeting has started to … begin, with representatives of 60 associations  coming together to decide whether to extend the strike or not. As far as I can understand it can takes some hours until a decision is taken. It is considered quite possible that the strike …

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Touring Greece:Did you Pay Too Much for Drinks & Snacks?

You are touring Greece and sometimes you feel you’ve payed too much for a bottle of water, a snack or a coffee? EKPIZO  -or ΕΚΠΟΙΖΩ in Greek-  is an  NGO for consumers’ rights. It  has published a  guide titled “Checking our food during vacations”. I assume that every tourist has a …

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Breaking News:24-hour Flights Strike in Greece on July 31!

Greek State TV NET reported that Greek Air Traffic Controllers decided to go on a 24-hour strike on Saturday, July 31! Meanwhile more than 100 flights, planned to depart from Athens Airport, had a delay from 5 minutes to 6 hours due to ‘work-to-rule’ protest of air traffic controllers. Some …

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Why Visit Greece? Three More Secret Reasons Revealed…

There many reasons to visit Greece, travel agents will tell you: It’s Greece’s natural  beauties…  crystal clear waters… magical sundown… friendly people… excellent food, that will inspire you to follow the famous Mediterranean diet for the rest of your life…. But I figured out three more  secret reasons that make Greece an …

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Greece: Air Traffic Delays and Cancellations Due to “White Strike”

Hundreds of travellers do not depart or land on time as Greek air traffic controllers have entered a socalled  “white strike”. Flights to and from Greek airports can be delayed  from 15 minutes  to 2 hours, as air controllers follow a work-to-rule policy. They follow a  strict compliance with international regulations on airspace capacity …

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Greece Strike Cancelled! All flights to go July 25!

Greek air traffic controllers cancelled the strike they had planned for Sunday, July 25th. All flight to, from and within Greece will go as scheduled. Greek air traffic controllers’s union  said in a statement, they have decided not to proceed with their planned strike. But they threaten to take further …

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UPDATE Air Traffic Strike July 25: Suspended?

Check our Home-page for the latest Updates! Should thousands of travellers planning to fly to, from and within  Greece on July 25th, be relieved? Most probably…. This morning an Athens court decided that the strike was ‘illegal and abusive’ as the decision was not made by the general assembly of Air …

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