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The Acropolis of Athens in Hollywood Films (video)

There has been much of a debate in recent years about allowing filming in the Acropolis for commercial purposes. A lot of bureaucratic and tax obstacles as well as fears on damaging the ancient archaeological site have scared away international film productions. It was just in the last months that …

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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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The new eco-friendly straws have arrived in Athens

The new eco-friendly straws have arrived in Athens. Already several cafes, bars and restaurants seem to have started using them, as the era of the plastic straws is over. The new straws are reportedly made of pressed paper although it is not clear whether they are made of recycled paper. …

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Wild boars and their piglets wander around in North Athens (video)

Several wild boars have been spotted wandering around in the streets and outside homes  in the suburb of Ekali in North Athens. According to locals, the pack consists of up to 14 animals, among them, there are boar families with young piglets. The wild boars normally come out of the …

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Dementia sufferer murders 77-year-old wife in their home in Athens

An 80-year-old man has killed his wife in their home in the district of Agios Panteleimonas in Athens. The victim was found by her son on Thursday morning. Police found that the woman was beaten on the face and the head with fists as wells as with the TV remote …

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Greece’s Museums celebrate International Museums Day with Free Admission

Museums across Greece celebrate the international Museums Day, May 18 2018, offeing free admission and a number of cultural events. This year’s theme is “Hyperconnected museums: new approach, new publics.” The theme focuses on the integral role of internet in the relations between museums across the world. “The continuous increase …

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Three Russian wrestlers denied entry visas to Greece for European Sambo Championship 2018

Three Russian wrestlers were denied visas to enter Greece for taking part in the 2018 European Sambo Championship this week, Alexander Konakov, the head coach of the Russian national sambo team, told TASS on Wednesday. The International Sambo Federation will launch its own probe into the incident, the organization’s president …

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Protesters hurled rocks, burned flags outside the Israeli Embassy in Athens

Protesters hurled rocks and burned flags of Israel and the US in a march rally against the killings of more than 60 Palestinians in Gaza and the move of US Embassy to Jerusalem. The protest rally was organized by leftist political parties, Popular Unity and Antarsya, groups in “solidarity with …

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Newborn in Garbage: Police arrests mother and grandmother

Greek police has arrested the 19-year-old mother and the 54-year-old grandmother of the newborn that was found in a garbage bin in Petroupolis suburb of West Athens in February. Autopsy had revealed that the baby boy was born alive but was murdered right after his birth. Cause of death was …

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The Revenge of the River: One more collapse in Tavros parking on Sat (video)

One more section of the open air parking in Tavros, next to the urban train ISAP station, collapsed on Saturday morning. The collapsed section was right next to the big gaping hole that swallowed three parked vehicles on Friday afternoon. Video on Saturday morning According to local media kallitheaonline.gr, the …

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Greek ‘Psycho’: Son stabs mother to death, stays with body in apartment

A criminal case that has features of Hitchcock’s Psycho was revealed in Nea Smyrni, suburb of south Athens on Thursday. A 38-year-old man was found to have stabbed his 64-year-old mother to death. When police raided the apartment, they found the body of the woman on a armchair. The son …

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Athens Metro workers’ union to launch 24-hour strike on Monday

The union of workers at Athens Metro have announced that they will launch a 24-hour strike on Monday, May 14th 2018. The strike will affect Metro Lines <2> and <3>. All other public transport means in Athens will operate as usually. Athens Metro workers said the strike aims to protest …

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Not without a Greek Koulouri! Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy relaxed moments in downtown Athens (picts, video)

The bright side of royal life: Prince Charles and wife Camilla enjoyed relaxed moments among the commoners in downtown Athens on Thursday morning, the second day of the official visit to Greece. Traditional sesame ring ‘koulouri’, donuts, a flower bouquet and cold coffee without plastic straw. Wearing cuff links with …

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall: Highlights of Athens visit (picts, videos)

The visit of Prince of Wales, Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, started with laying a wreath at the Monument of  the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament in downtown Athens. The royal airplane had arrived in Athens at 2:54 Wednesday noon. After the wreath ceremony …

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Bus Express X80 connecting Piraeus, Acropolis, Syntagma resumes operation

The Bus Express route X80 connecting the port of Piraeus with the Acropolis and Syntagma Square is resuming operation as of Thursday, May 10th 2018. The express line connects the cruise ships terminal at the port of Piraeus (Akti Xavierou and Akti Miaouli), to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square in …

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Prince Charles’ historic visit to Athens, without ….”the Acropolis” – Schedule

Prince Charles of Wales is making a historic visit to Greece, the first official visit by a member of the British royal family after decades. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in Athens early afternoon on Wednesday and depart on Friday afternoon from Crete. The three-day …

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Heavy rainstorms hit Athens, set south Lefkada under water (videos, picts)

Streets and basements flooded, trees fell and power was cut in hundreds of households and businesses when a powerful rainstorm stroke Greek capital Athens on Sunday afternoon. The football match between Panathinaikos and Xanthi was suspended when the pitch turned into a lake. The heavy rainfall showed for one more …

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