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Tourists at Heraklio airport are urged to not water the dusty plastic plants

One picture from “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport in Heraklio, Crete, …1000 words. The message to English-speaking travelers is clear: Do not water the plants, they are made of plastic. Apparently the Fraport management had watched tourists pouring water to revive the neglected plants and it decided to post a message to …

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Police arrests 59 foreigners trying to leave Greece on forged documents from 13 European countries

Greek police has arrested a total of 59 people who tried to leave Greek airports with fake documents. The arrests were made between 9-15 July at the airports of Herakleio and Sitia on the island of Crete. The 59 people, 39 men and 18 women were trying to reach several …

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Rolling work stoppages & 24h strike by train workers affect Proastiakos & Airport Metro

Workers at Greece’ Train company Hellenic Railways (OSE) have announced to launch  rolling work stoppages as of July 11th and these work stoppages will culminate in a 24-hour strike on July 20th 2018. The train workers mobilization will affect all schedules of TrainOSE, the Proastiakos as well as the Metro …

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Zakynthos: Thomas Cook passengers experience “hell on earth” in plane without air con (video)

More than two hundred passengers on a flight from Zakynthos (Zante) to London experienced the hell on earth, a living nightmare, at the airport of the Ionian Sea island. 214 passengers of Thomas Cook Flight MH1805 had to stay on the ground for three hours in a plane without air …

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Athens Buses, Trolley, Metro work stoppage to affect also transport to/from airport on June 14

Buses and trolley buses in Athens will not operate from 12 o’ clock noon until 5 o’ clock afternoon on Thursday, June 14th. The work stoppage is to take place following a decision by the union of workers at the the Athens Urban Transportation Organisation (OASA). Reason for the stoppage …

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Work stoppages, 24h strike at Proastiakos to disrupt Metro to Athens Airport

Workers at Proastiakos train in Athens and broader Attica will launch several work stoppages and one 24h-hour strike  respectively on Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, 2018. The workers’ mobilization will affect also the  Metro link to and form the Athens Airport. June 7, 2018 Work-stoppages 05:00 am – 08:00 am, …

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Anti-authoritarians protest Afrin in Turkish Airlines counter Thessaloniki airport (video)

A group of anti-authoritarians staged a protest in solidarity with the people of Afrin and blocked the check-in counter of Turkish Airlines in Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki on Monday morning. Aim of the action was to draw attention to the Turkish operation against Kurdish militias and “the upcoming Kurdish genocide …

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Train employees to launch work stoppages and 24h strike, Mar 5-6/2018

There will changes and cancellations on all railway services in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, as well as the trains to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, on Monday and Tuesday due to work stoppages held by railway employees. According to the Panhellenic Railway Employees Federation, three-hour work stoppages will be held …

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Zaev announces FYROM will accept “geographic qualifier” in Macedonia name dispute

“We are prepared for a geographic qualifier,” Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev announced on Tuesday. He added that FYROM will rename Skopje’s airport and the highway linking the capital of FYROM to the Greece border. Under the previous nationalist government, the airport was named …

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FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that …

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Athens Airport to get a direct rail link to port of Piraeus as of 1. February

The port of Piraeus is finally getting a direct rail link to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, starting next month. According to daily Kathimerini, starting on February 1, Piraeus will become a terminus for the Proastiakos suburban railway, connecting the port to the airport at Spata, northeast of the capital. …

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Passengers stranded as flights cancelled or delayed in Macedonia Airport

Flights have been delayed, cancelled or diverted in the last hours as they could not land or depart from the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The reason for the unprecedented trouble for hundreds of passengers was apparently thick fog covering the airport and the sky for second consecutive day. …

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