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“Routes in Marpissa” Culture Festival on Paros, Aug 24-26 2018

For the 9th consecutive year the three-day culture festival “Routes in Marpissa” will be held on the island of Paros, in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. The festival takes place in the traditional settlement of Marpissa in August 24th, 25th and 26th 2018. The festival focuses on …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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Pikermi excavation: When monkey, giraffes, rhinos and hyenas lived near Athens

It was in 1835, a few years after the founding of the Greek state, when a Bavarian soldier of King Otto’s army walks along the banks of the Great Stream of ​​Pikermi, known today as Valanaris. While searching for something that he could take back to his homeland, he finds …

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Appeal for help for newly arriving refugees in Thessaloniki

The Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki has issued an appeal for help for refugees in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The second biggest city of Greece is experiencing a continuous inflow of refugees in the last four months that is permanently on the rise. A few tens to a few hundreds of people …

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The Revenge of the River: One more collapse in Tavros parking on Sat (video)

One more section of the open air parking in Tavros, next to the urban train ISAP station, collapsed on Saturday morning. The collapsed section was right next to the big gaping hole that swallowed three parked vehicles on Friday afternoon. Video on Saturday morning According to local media kallitheaonline.gr, the …

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Greek ‘Psycho’: Son stabs mother to death, stays with body in apartment

A criminal case that has features of Hitchcock’s Psycho was revealed in Nea Smyrni, suburb of south Athens on Thursday. A 38-year-old man was found to have stabbed his 64-year-old mother to death. When police raided the apartment, they found the body of the woman on a armchair. The son …

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SIEMENS bribes: Athens court finds ex PASOK minister Mantelis guilty of money laundering

A never ending legal story finally ended  – or not? A criminal appeals court in Athens found former PASOK Transportation Minister, Tassos Mantelis, guilty of money laundering for having accepted bribes of 450,000 DM (230,000 euros) by SIEMENS. The court, however, lowered  the prison sentence imposed on him to five …

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Not without a Greek Koulouri! Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy relaxed moments in downtown Athens (picts, video)

The bright side of royal life: Prince Charles and wife Camilla enjoyed relaxed moments among the commoners in downtown Athens on Thursday morning, the second day of the official visit to Greece. Traditional sesame ring ‘koulouri’, donuts, a flower bouquet and cold coffee without plastic straw. Wearing cuff links with …

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Missing Alzheimer’s patient found dead next to dog barking …for help

An elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s and her dog. A loyal soul that did not move from her side for five days. A tiny little dog who kept barking, practically asking for help for his beloved owner. 75-year-old Maria S. went missing on Saturday, April 28th. She took her dog …

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Unknown Greek Unionist vs Unknown Soldier: A picture triggers outrage

Relaxed, with a string of worry beads – kompoloi – in his hands, a Greek unionist steps one foot on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament. The unionist from powerful GENOP-DEH of workers at Public Power Corporation (DEH) is obviously tired. Together with his …

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Refugees sleep in squares & parks as hundreds flock to Thessaloniki

Hundreds of refugees and migrants have been flocking to Thessaloniki in Northern Greece, lately, seeking an opportunity for a temporary residence in an EU country. Majority of them have reportedly illegally entered Greece from Turkey through the Evros river. They sleep in parks and squares awaiting for a place in …

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