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Tsiknopempti: The Greek tradition with grilled meat and heavy smoke

Sausages, pork, lamb and chicken chops, meats of all kind are thrown to the open fire, get roasted or grilled, while their smell and smoke fill the neighborhoods. It’s the traditional Tsiknopempti – Charred Thursday or Smoky Thursday- Greeks love to celebrate during the Carnival season and before the start …

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Greece furious over fashion-show at the British Museum

A fashion show at the British Museum and thus in front of the stolen Parthenon Marbles has triggered the outrage of Greece’s Culture Minister who rushed to issue a statement on a Sunday. Minister Lina Mendoni spoke of “insult to the monument.” Turkish-British designer Erdem Moralioglu held his fashion show …

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Farmers in Greece: National roads & customs blockades, tractors rally in Athens

In a crucial meeting held in Nikaia by Larissa, central Greece, on Tuesday representatives of farmers decided to escalate their mobilizations with simultaneous blockades of national roads and customs as of tomorrow, February 7, 2024, and to hold a protest rally with their tractors next week. Farmers in the country …

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Ticketing outsource at the Acropolis: Guards launch work-stoppage

Guards at archaeological sites across Greece walked off work for four hours on Tuesday to protest government plans to outsource ticketing for the Acropolis. Guards warn of more protest actions. The work stoppage took place form 8 a.m. until 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The union …

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Tragic death of German tourist: Swept away by strong winds

A German tourist found a tragic death on Sunday, when she was swept away by the rough sea in the port of Kyparissia, south Peloponnese. The tragedy took place in front of her husband and pedestrians who were also walking on the pier. The 66-year-old German national was walking with …

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Extensive damages in Halkidiki waterfront from storm Bettina

Winds blowing with intensity of 11 Beaufort swept along the coast of Kassandra leg in Halkidiki peninsula over the weekend damaging pedestrian zones in the villages of the mainly touristic area. Badly affected have been the villages of Siviri, Hanioti, Pefkohori and Polychrono where piers were cracked, trees uprooted and …

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Manhunt for suspect of four sexual assault cases in Exarchia, downtown Athens (video)

Police in downtown Athens has been set on alert in the last 48 hours after four incidents of sexual assault and attempted rape in broad daylight. Among the victims is a 13-year-old girl and three women in their 2o’s. Locals consider to set up “patrols” to protect women and minors. …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens until Nov 18

Extensive road traffic restrictions will come into effect ahead of the 50th Athens Polytechnic Uprising anniversary, to be commemorated with a mass rally across the city center on Friday, November 17, 2023. Road traffic will gradually be restricted until it is closed off entirely on the day, starting at 06:00 …

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AI features creepy little monsters on Greece’s National Day parade

A real cringe child leads the students’ parade on Greece’s National Day on October 28. The boy has a deformed face and fingers and is holding a fake Greek flag on a bent pole.A bad joke combining Greece’s National Day and American Halloween? Or just a reckless product created by …

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Race for the Cure: Traffic regulations in Athens, Oct 1

Traffic shutdowns and redirections will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023  because of the “Greece Race for the Cure in Athens”. The race is a fundraiser for breast cancer and includes a running and a walking part. On Sunday, traffic will be gradually restricted and shut down as of …

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Floods Day 16: Locals still struggle with mud, stench, disease risks and desperation

Sixteen days after the floods in Central Greece and people still struggling with dirty stagnant waters and mud, the stench of carcasses of thousands of drown animals, the questionable quality of drinking water and the threats of infectious diseases. Not to mention the chaos regarding the initial compensations for the …

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Crew member about Antonis: “I thought he was black, Pakistani”

“I thought he was black, Pakistani,” the crew member who pushed 36-year-old passenger Antonis from a ferry in Piraeus port  last week is heard saying to captain revealing also a racist motive. The audio recording published by Mega TV on Tuesday, captured the dialogue between the captain and the crew …

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Looting in flood-stricken houses in Central Greece. Four arrests

Looting in flood-stricken areas of Volos, Magnisia, and Trikala, Thessaly, Central Greece. Police arrests four thefts, while it intensifies patrols to prevent looting. Police arrested four men on Sunday for stealing two electric devises and one bed from homes destroyed by storm Daniel. the pain, but also the suffering of …

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