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Over 400 died in water-related activities in 2023

Over 400 people lost their lives in 2023 while participating in recreational water-based activities, a report by the Safe Water Sports organization has found. Of the 407 fatalities, 400 people lost their lives at sea and the rest in activities in internal waters bodies like lakes, rivers and pools. The …

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32.7 million tourists visit Greece in 2023; receipts reached €0.5 billion

More than 32.7 million tourists visited Greece in 2023, breaking another record. Receipts from tourism reached 20.5 billion euros. According to data from the Bank of Greece issued on Wednesday, February 21,  travel receipts showed an increase of 15.7% compared to 2022 and amounted to 20,459.5 billion euros. This development …

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Natural gas consumption fell 21.56% in 2023

Natural gas consumption fell 21.56% in 2023 compared with the previous year, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) has said in a report. Total demand for natural gas fell to 67.60 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2023, from 86.18 TWh in 2022. Domestic consumption fell 10.13% to 50.91 TWh and exports …

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Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport set new record in 2023

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport set a new all-time record in 2023, totaling 28,174,150 passengers, breaking the 28 million passengers barrier for the first time and leaving behind the previous record of 25.57 million of 2019. Passenger traffic in December was 1.86 million, up 17.1% from 2022 and …

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Greece’s unemployment rate down to 10.9% in August

Unemployment rate in Greece was down to 10.9% in August 2023 from 12.3% in August last year, but remained largely unchanged from July, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday. Τhe number of unemployed people in August was 512,193, down 71,013 from August 2022 and down 2,080 from July 2023. The …

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Summer sales in Greece start on July 10

Summer sales in Greece will begin on Monday, July 10, 2023, and will last until Wednesday, August 31, the Hellenic Retail Business Association said on Monday. On Sunday, July 16, stores will be open throughout the country from 11 am to 8 pm. “During both the sales and the opening …

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Fire season starts in Greece: What to do and avoid

The fire season in Greece starts on Monday, May 1, and lasts until October 31, 2023 and the Civil Protection mechanism is in full readiness the institution ηασ has announced. The strategic planning is based on the new doctrine of Prevention, Preparation/Readiness in combination with the Immediate Response to emergencies …

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Purple Jellyfish arrives in Greece in first months of 2023 (map)

The first purple jellyfish of the year, the Pelagia noctilica, has already arrived in Greece’s seas in the first months of 2023. The purple jellyfish remain for another year in Greece and there are already recorded reports in recent weeks. This year, that most records have been reported so far …

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Carnivals return in Greece after three years

After three years of break due to the pandemic, the famous Carnival of Patras returned to full glory and vibrant pulse with thousands of carnivalists and even more visitors. 139 crews with over 50,000 people and impressive wagons participated in the grand parade on Sunday that lasted over five hours. …

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Femicide: Husband kills wife in their home in Piraeus

A 50-year-old man killed his 54-year-old wife in their family home in Nikaia suburb of Piraeus in the early morning hours of Sunday. It is the first case of femicide in Greece in the year 2023. In a state of intoxication, the man called the police short before 5:30 in …

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