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Brits choose Greece as best holiday destination for families

Greece has been awarded the Star Family Holidays Destination award for 2018 from the British magazine Travel Bulletin. In a ceremony held in London on Monday night, Greece took the award after a vote by some 7,500 reader-professionals of the magazine. Wnners were thrilled and finalists deeply honoured for the …

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Unemployment rises to 22.29% in July despite seasonal work places

Registered unemployed recorded an increase of 2.81 percent in the month of July when compared to the previous month June. The data released by the Greek Employment Agency (OAED) come as surprise because normally unemployment figures drop in summer due to seasonal works and jobs in the tourism industry. More …

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Apartment prices in Greece climb by 0.8% in second quarter of 2018

Apartment prices increased on an average by 0.8 percent based on year-to-year comparisons in the second quarter of 2018, the Bank of Greece said on Thursday. According to a Bank of Greece statement and based on data collected from credit institutions,(1) apartment prices (in nominal terms) are estimated to have …

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Greece improves score in Soft Power 30 Index Global Ranking 2018

Greece has improves its score score in the Soft Power 30 Index 2018, although it maintains the same position as in the previous years. The results of the fourth annual Soft Power 30 Index have been launched by Portland, the strategic communications consultancy, in partnership with the University of Southern …

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DiscoverEU: 15,000 free interrail tickets for 18-year-olds, applications June 12-26

The European initiative, DiscoverEU, is offering 15,000 European 18-year-olds, including 315 Greeks, tickets to travel to up to four European countries of their choice this summer. Applications can be submitted from Tuesday, June 12 (12:00 CET) until June 26 (12:00 CET). Young people born between 2 July 1999 and 1 …

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Greece expects record high 32 million tourists in 2018, says PM Tsipras

Greece’s tourism industry is expected to draw 32 million visitors in 2018, in what will be a record year for the sector, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Speaking at a general meeting of the Greek Tourism Federation (SETE), Tsipras said that data indicates that tourism revenues this year …

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With 519 “Blue Flag” Beaches Greece is second with the World in 2018

519 beaches and 15 marinas across Greece as well as one sustainable tourism boat have been  honored with the quality “Blue Flag” award for 2018. Greece is second in world ranking after Spain. Greece this year maintained its world ranking on the Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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Greek Easter 2018: The spectacular rocket war on Chios (video)

Every Easter in the Greek island of Chios, two churches in the village of Vrontados go into a full rouketopolemos, rocket war. It is the local alternative to the Greek custom to celebrate Jesus Resurrection with fireworks. Thousands of home-made rockets are being fired against the target which is the …

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Greece says 2018 privatizations target is ‘high but feasible’

Greece’s target of 2 billion euros in privatization revenues this year is high but can be met, the chairman of the country’s privatizations agency said on Friday. Greece’s third bailout ends in August and it has agreed with its international lenders to raise 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) by 2019 …

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Easter 2018: Extended shop hours in Athens & Thessaloniki

Retail shops in Athens will operate in extended opening hours due to the Easter Holidays. The extended working hours start Thursday, March 29th 2018 and end on Holy Saturday, April 7th. On Palm Sunday, April 1st, retail shops will be open. The general plan is as follows: On weekdays, Monday …

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Students’ Parade on Greece’s Independence Day in downtown Athens (picts)

Students honored Greece’s Independence Day, March 25th, with the traditional big parade in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens downtown on Saturday.  This year, the parade to honor the Independence War against the Ottomans in 1821 had a specific symbolism due to the intensified tensions with Turkey and the …

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Don’t miss Equinox, the first day of Spring on March 20

Vernal Equinox marks the first day of Spring. It is the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator, day and night are nearly equal in length. Today, 20th March, the vernal equinox occurs in in the northern hemisphere. The crucial moment is reportedly to occur at 4:15 p.m. Greek …

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Vote for Athens as Europe’s Best Destination for 2018

  For the ninth consecutive year you will be the ones to determine the ranking of the most trendy European destinations to visit in 2018. Your votes, coming from everywhere in the world, will be decisive during these three weeks of competition. Which destination will be awarded the title of Best European …

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Greece’s Winter Sales kick start on Jan 8th 2018

Extended Winter sales aiming to boost the retail market start in Greece on Monday January 8th 2018 and will last until 28 February. According to the legislation, retail shops may open also on the first Sunday of the Winter sales, on January 14th from 11 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. Retailers …

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