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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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Athenians welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks show (picts, videos)

Thousands of Athenians flocked to Thiseio area in downtown to celebrate the New Year together with the Mayor of Athens and an rich entertainment program. Midnight sharp, the sky illuminated with numerous fireworks that offered a spectacular view to young and old. “Athens sends a message of hope to Greece …

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Greece’s draft budget sees primary surplus 3.57% of GDP in 2018

Greek state budget will record a primary surplus of 3.57 pct of GDP, or 6.671 billion euros, according to the draft budget plan tabled to Parliament on Monday. The draft budget also envisages a significant surpass of an 1.75 pct target for the primary surplus of 2017, which will be …

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