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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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Social Media action: Greek Dinner Around the World, Jan 15/2014

That’s a great idea! A Greek dinner around the world with people eating their Greek dinner, posting about it and uploading their photos on social media.  The event is scheduled for January 15th 2014. The idea is to promote Greek culture. Everyone is invited to virtually join the event and …

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More than 3 million Greeks have no access to public health care system

More than three million Greek citizens are currently uninsured and consequently have no access to public health care system and medical care. According to Dimitris Kontos, the President of Greek National Health Care system (EOPYY), the national health care system currently serves 6,171,000 people with insurance capacity, while the uninsured citizens …

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Maria Callas: 36 years after the death of La Divina – Tribute by the Greek National Opera

36 years after the death of great Greek soprano Maria Callas. Born Maria Cecilia Kalogeropoulou in New York City on December 2, 1923, La Divina died of a heart attack on  September 16, 1977 in Paris. The American-born Greek soprano was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers …

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Athens: “Meat” the Greek National Opera Event, Free of Charge, Nov 4/2012

Opera in the meat market? Opera in the meat market! Members of the Greek National Opera will sing arias from several famous operas on Sunday evening at the meat & vegetables market “Varvakeio” in the middle of Athens historical centre. The performance will take place  at 8 o’clock in the evening on …

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Theodorakis & Greek Academics call People to Mass Protest, May 31

An important protest-event is taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday outside the Athens University as academics and intellectuals are going to inform the public about the IMF Memorandum, the austerity measures and the economic crisis. With this event the organizers are aiming to “waken the society about the austerity measures …

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