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Volcanoes 2022: Spectacular event on Santorini (video)

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic conditions,  the spectacular event “Volcanoes” returned to the island of Santorini. Using thousands of fireworks, the event “re-enacts” the volcano eruptions. Organized by the Municipality of Santorini, the Regional Unit of South Aegean and local organizations and bodies, “Volcanoes 2022” offered an …

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English Comedy Club in Athens: Event with Acropolis view, July 31

Stand-up comedy fans should save Sunday, July 31, for an event by the Athens English Comedy Club. On the rooftop of innovative cluster space The Cube, under the stars with a view of the Acropolis. Founded in 2019, the Athens English Comedy Club is the first and only purely English …

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Greeks slam Athens Mayor for 17-min event with Rouvas without audience at €215,000

Fun fact, public money and outrage: The Mayor of Athens will spend 217.000 euros for a 17 minutes long New Year Eve gig by Greek singer Sakis Rouvas.The event will take place without audience and in the parking area of Lycabettus hill off the center of the city. The decision …

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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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“Milk Christmas Tree” donations event by Metropolitan Community Clinic, Dec 14

The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko in Athens invites to the decoration of the Christmas Tree, an event aiming to build “the tallest Milk-Tree of Love and Solidarity.” The Milk Christmas Tree event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019. Guests are kindly requested to bring a special Christmas tree …

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Hearts melt as survivors gather to commemorate the victims of Athens wildfires

They were wearing white blouses and t-shirts and were holding flashlights. They wanted to symbolically light up the sky in the memory of the 96 people who lost their lives in the deadly wildfires of 23. July 2018. The event to commemorate the dead but also to honor those who …

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Chios Mayor and City Council declare Golden Dawn politicians ‘Persona non gratae”

Mayor Manolis Vournous and the City Council of Chios unanimously declared officials of extreme-right Golden Dawn as “persona non gratae”.  The local authorities have herewith expressed their opposition to a planned event organized by the Golden Dawn on the island. The event is on the Migration-Refugee Crisis and is scheduled …

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“Avgi”, the girl that lived 9,000 years ago: Greek and Swedish experts reconstruct her face

Archaeologists called her Avgi – Dawn – because she lived at the dawn of today’s civilization. Last time anyone saw her face was nearly 9,000 years ago.  She lived in Thessaly, Central Greece, at the end of the Mesolithic period around 7000 B.C. Greek and Swedish scientists reconstructed her face …

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Santa brings presents to the fish in CRETAquarium (video)

Santa does not bring presents only to humans. In Irakleio on the island of Crete, he entered the local aquarium and brought presents also to fish! Santa’s sleight is not being pulled by reindeer but by sea horses. You can meet diver Santa in CRETAquarium until 6th January 2018 – …

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Jean Paul Gaultier designs a Greek Flag t-shirt to support the Benaki Museum

Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier wore a t-shirt with the Greek flag and threw an embroidered cape from a Tsolias* uniform over his shoulders to show his love for Greece. Gaultier came to Athens to support the Benaki Museum raising funds. “Through my collaboration with the Benaki Museum, I hope …

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Be a rower on ancient trireme Olympias with the Greek Navy

Do you want to be a rower on a ancient Greek trireme? The Hellenic Navy offers exactly this opportunity to the public, to anyone who wants to fulfill a hidden dream. Following the successful trips of the Trireme OLYMPIAS in summer 2016, the Greek Navy invites citizens to join voyages …

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Athens – Event: Telescopes enable Observation of the Planet Mars (Nov 21-27/2016)

With telescopes set up in seven points in Athens, the National Geographic in cooperation with the Athens Observatory offer a unique opportunity for stargazers: the Observation Week of the Planet Mars”. The telescopes will be set in Zappeion in downtown Athens as well as in the south suburbs of Palio …

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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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