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Athens Municipality cancels Christmas Eve event due to Covid-19

The municipality of Athens cancelled a Christmas Eve event on the city’s main Kotzia square due to the risk of Covid-19 infections. “With sense of responsibility and due to the increase of Covid-19 infections, the municipality of Athens decided the cancellation of the event Christmas Eve-The Night of the Wishes …

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Winter Solstice: The longest night of 2021; Pagan traditions & Christmas

For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse itself. Winter solstice 2021, the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the official first day of winter, is on Tuesday, December …

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Christmas bonus for health workers, low-pensioners, people with disabilities, says PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an extra Christmas bonus to health workers, low-pensioners and people with disabilities who receive allowance. The extra bonus is aiming to absorb price hikes for the benefit of those combating the pandemic and the vulnerable groups of the society. The bonus is one off payment. …

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Doctors, nurses sing carols for Covid-19 patients in Greek hospitals (videos)

Doctors and nurses with music skills sang the Christmas carols to patients in Covid-19 designated hospitals, in a small but heart-warming action to bring a little joy to those isolated in wards, away from their beloved ones. In Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki interns and nurses sang outside the wards’ windows …

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Chios: House decorated with 300,000 Christmas lights to bring joy

A mansion on the island of Chios is most probably the house with the most Christmas lights across Greece. some 300,000 lights decorate the house, the garden and the impressive Christmas tree. The sparking lights form bit starts and other Christmas motives, reindeer and fawns and every else the the …

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Greece bans traditional door to door Christmas carols

No bell ring early morning, no children at your door step singing carols on the Eve of Christmas and New Year, no groups of people signing on the streets. Authorities in Greece have banned the tradition of door to door carols due to the pandemic. This Christmas will be different …

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Greece’s hoteliers oppose closure of restaurants on Christmas, New Year

Hoteliers in Greece reacted to the government decision to close their restaurants on Christmas Eve and Day as well as on New Year’s Eve and Day. “Hotel restaurants operate legally only to serve their guests and with specific, strict rules and conditions,” the Hellenic Hoteliers’ Federation said in an announcement …

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Greece to announce operation of retail stores, hairsalons, churches on Friday

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas and Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis will announce the lifting of some restrictions on the retail sector that will apply during the holiday season on Friday morning. The health ministry’s committee of coronavirus experts is considering the operation of retail shops, hairdressers, and also of churches over …

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Greece opens Christmas seasonal stores on Dec 7

The Ministry of Development and Investment officially announced the opening of stores selling purely seasonal Christmas item as from Monday, December 7, 2020. Supermarkets will be allowed to sell Christmas items as well. Details for the opening hours and the way of operation of these stores will be reportedly announced …

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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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Athens Christmas Lights Deco: Morse Code or Fly Light Killers? (POLL)

This year’s Christmas decoration on one of the biggest avenues in downtown Athens has citizens wondering: Are the lights some kind of encrypted message in Morse Code or just simple fly light killers? Instead of the usual Christmas lights in yellow warm color and in the shape of stars and …

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Christmas in Mykonos

Yeah, I have to admit that this extraordinary Greek island is not the first place in your list to visit during Christmas. It makes sense in a way. Why would anybody on Earth choose an isle as a Christmas holiday destination? Well, the truth is that everybody has more than …

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