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Extended opening hours for Greece’s shops over Easter time

Shops in Greece will operate with extended opening hours ahead of the East time, twoards the end of April 2019. Shops will be open as follows: April 20: Sunday (Palm Sunday) 11:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. April 21-25: Monday-Thursday 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. April 26: Good Friday 01:00 p.m. …

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Ancient Greek migrants built the famous Stonehenge, DNA reveals

Britons who built the famous Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, that is of Greeks from Asia Minor, DNA tests have revealed. Ancient skeletons have revealed that the arrival of population from the eastern Mediterranean Sea replaced the local hunter-gatherer population of British Isles. The ancestors of …

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Impressive waterspout off the island of Syros (video)

An impressive waterspout was formed close to the island of Syros in central Cyclades on Sunday afternoon. Locals and tourists in Makris Gyalos were stunned to watch how the phenomenon which is rather rare in the area. The waterspout ‘swallowed’ the sea water ςιτη ιμμενσε ποςερ and was visibly weakened …

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Ferries & ships to remain docked at Greek ports on 1. May

Ferries and ships will remain docked at Greek ports, after the union of the Greek seamen PNO declared a 24-hour strike on May 1, 2019. The strike will start at 00:01 and end at 23:59. The union has published a long list of demands to justify the strike. However, as …

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Greece eyes acquisition of up to 30 F-35 to replace F-16

Greece is considering the potential acquisition of up to 30 Lockheed Martin F-35s to replace the oldest F-16C/Ds operated by the air force. “Beyond the upgrade of the F-16 fighter jets, we are in the process of selecting a new plane for Greece, so we can gradually move to the …

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Greece will contribute to Notre Dame restoration, says Culture Minister

Greece will contribute to efforts to restore the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said on Tuesday. Expressing her deep sorrow for the disaster, Zorba told Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station ‘Praktoreio FM‘ that Greece will support the effort to restore the Cathedral. “When we see …

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Turkey threatens to install S-400 near Greece and Cyprus

Despite warnings from the international community and particularly the United States, Turkey is determined to proceed with the purchase of the Russian missiles defense system S-400. And not only that. Ankara threatens its neighbor Greece to install the S-400 along the Turkish coasts on the Aegean Sea in order to …

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