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Chinese man in Athens hospital quarantine over coronavirus suspicion UPD

A Chinese national is in quarantine in Attikon hospital in Athens, tested on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus. The 33-year-old man had traveled to Greece from China ten days ago. He first went to a private hospital in South Athens, with fever and coughing. The doctors alerted the Greek …

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Dozens of curse tablets discovered in 2,500-year-old Athens well

Dozens of curse tablets have been discovered in a  2,500 year-old water well in the ancient Greek cemetery of Kerameikos in downtown Athens.  The 30 small lead tablets were found engraved with ancient curses and hexes at the bottom of the well. Curse against the newlywed Glykera, focusing on her …

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Athens voted 2nd in Best Destinations in Europe 2020 poll

Athens was voted the second-best destination in Europe in the poll conducted by the European Best Destinations Tourism Promotion website. The Greek capital received 104,639 votes, out of a total of 600,000 votes Winner is the French sleepy town of Colmar in the southeast borders with Germany. It received  179,723 …

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Greece in the grip of ice weather: Snowfalls in low altitudes even in Athens

Snowfalls are expected in the region of Attica and even in low altitudes like downtown Athens in the night from Thursday, Feb 6, to Friday, Feb 7, and the early morning. Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettos, the mountains surrounding the basin of Attica are dressed in white, while traffic has been …

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Airbnb market in downward trend as property owners see income decrease

The fashion of the short-term leases via the online platform Airbnb is slowly starting to go downwards both in terms of occupancy and prices According to daily tanea, more and more property owners in Athens and Attica abandon the short-term leases and return to traditional “tenants.” Fierce competition and rising …

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Religious leaflets with homophobic content distributed in Athens school

“Homosexuality is the peak of all sins, worse than murder.” Religious leaflets with homophobic content were distributed in a school in Athens and triggered a social outrage. Leaflets with homophobic distributed among students of a school in Athens have triggered a social outrage. The leaflet quotes a religious man saying …

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Arsonists target 20 cars in Athens for third consecutive night

For the third consecutive night, arsonists targeted private cars in several suburbs of Athens, destroying a total of twenty vehicles. The series of attacks started in Maroussi, Polygono, Agia Paraskevi, Ymittos in the North-East and ended at the Philipappou Hill near Acropolis. Twelve cars were set on fire alone in …

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Libyan General Haftar arrives in Athens short before Berlin Conference

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar arrived in Athens late on Thursday short before the Conference in Berlin on upcoming Sunday. Haftar will meet with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday morning and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at noon, state media report. A private meeting between the Libyan General and the Greek …

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Anti-abortion campaign in Athens metro triggers public outcry

Anti-abortion posters appeared at several metro stations in Athens on Monday morning and triggered a public outcry.By early afternoon, the posters were removed following an order of the Transportation Minister. Many metro commuters were shocked on Monday morning to see huge ads about an issue that has been settled in …

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IMF office in Athens will close, Greek PM Mitsotakis announces

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday evening that the office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Athens will close. He did not specify when the IMF office will close, though. Mitsotakis’ announcement followed a meeting with the IMF its managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, in Washington, on Tuesday. Government …

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Libya Parliament President Saleh vows to invalidate deal with Turkey

Libya’s elected parliament president on Thursday vowed to invalidate a disputed maritime deal with Turkey signed with the rival UN-recognized government in Tripoli. Aguila Saleh was invited to visit Athens immediately after Greece learned of the Turkey-Libya agreement. “We are here to stress that the deal is invalid. Those who …

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Christmas 3D Mapping Projection at Athens City Hall, Dec 13-15

The 3D mapping projection on the building of the Greek Parliament last Tuesday was spectacular. Athenians who watched during the illumination of the Christmas Tree at Syntagma Square were fascinated. those who missed the show will have the opportunity to watch on the upcoming weekend at the City Hall building …

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Why does the Christmas Tree of Athens lean to the left? (video)

Hours after the illumination of the Christmas Tree in Athens, the 17-meter-tall natural fir from Karpenisi started to lean.. to the left when one look at it from Syntagma Square with the building of the Greek Parliament in the background. Is there some political message the tree want to send …

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Riot police fires tear gas at hospital doctors protesting privatization of Health

Greek riot police fired tear gas at hospital doctors in downtown Athens on Wednesday. During the clashes between protesters and police, an elderly person fainted. the clashes started when unionists of the Hellenic Association of Hospital Doctors of Greece (OENGE) tried to enter the hall in Aigli Zappeion where the …

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Athens Christmas Tree illuminated with music and spectacular 3D mapping

Sparkle and Spectacle at Syntagma Square in the center of Athens on Tuesday evening. The impressive 17-meter tall Christmas Tree of the city was illuminated, flooding the area with thousands of lights. Hundreds of Athenians flocked to the square opposite the Greek Parliament and enjoy the Christmas Tree event, despite …

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Expats rank Athens 68th in global survey: Best in Getting Settled, worst…

Expats have ranked Athens 68th among a total of 82 cities. According to survey Expat City Ranking 2019 conducted by InterNations. The Greek capital performs best in the Getting Settled Index (26th) and worst in the Urban Work Life Index (81st). It is even the worst-rated city in terms of …

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