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Athens: Over 5,500 policemen, traffic restrictions for November 17 Anniversary

Over 5,500 police officers are being deployed across Greek capital Athens for the events of November 17, when Greeks will honor the 49th anniversary Students’ Uprising against the military junta. The 3-day events start on Tuesday at the Athens Polytechnic School in downtown Athens next to the National Museum and …

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Greeks abroad can register vital events like births & marriages directly via consulates

Greeks abroad can now register vital events such as births, marriages and deaths at consulates directly connected with  Greece’s civil registration system, cutting through red tape that once took months to complete, the Foreign and Digital Governance ministries announced on Thursday. Consular staff have had access to the system since …

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Greece Covid-measures: Masks in- and outdoors, festive events canceled, tests for travelers

The Greek government adopted the recommendations of the Epidemiologists Committee and announced on Thursday morning a series of additional protective measures against the pandemic. The measures valid across Greece include the mandatory use of mask in- and outdoors, double or KN95 masks in supermarkets and public transport and additional Covid-test …

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Elefsina Festival events rescheduled in solidarity with fire-stricken Mandra

The city of Elefsina postponed the opening concert for the 2021 Aeschylian Festival, in solidarity with its neighboring township, Mandra-Idilia, where a fire that broke out on Monday was placed under partial control as of Thursday. In a statement on Friday, Elefsina city officials said that the concert with Fotini …

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Culture & sports events in Athens, Milos & Naxos take place in May 2021

Important international culture and sports events are taking place in May and will enhance the promotion of the enriched Greek tourism product following the official start of the tourist season for 2021, under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO). According to a GNTO announcement, these are the …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day with free entrance, online events

Entrance to museums and open-air archaeological sites is free on Wednesday, May 18, as Greece celebrates the International Museums Day. The Greek Department of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) that established the special day dedicated to museums has also initiated a series of events to be held online in …

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“Greece 2021” invites Erdogan to celebrations for War of Independence from Ottomans

Head of “Greece 2021” committee, Giana Angelopoulou-Daskalaki, has invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the celebrations marking 200 years from the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans in 1821. As daily kathimerini revealed the invitation was forwarded to Erdogan via “channels” and after consultation with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. …

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Full Moon 2019: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites until Aug 19

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports organizes successfully the August Full Moon 2019 celebration every year since August 2002, by offering free entrance to archaeological sites, museums and monuments  under the August full moon. The celebration of August FullMoon 2019 will be held on Thursday,  August 15 th. The …

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Acropolis Museum celebrates 10th anniversary with series of events June 2019

The Acropolis Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of events that include among others a walk-through excavation of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, a photography show and a concert by famous composer Stavros Xarchakos. The events aim to thank the 14,500,000 Greek and foreign visitors who cross the museums …

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Free entrance to Greece’s archaeological sites & museums Sept 28-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will be open to the public for free from September 28 to 30 to celebrate European Heritage Days, the Ministry of Culture said on Wednesday. The annual event held by the Council of Europe and the European Union promotes the continent’s diverse cultural heritage …

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Full Moon August 2018: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites & museums

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will offer a series of events to celebrate the August Full Moon as every year since 2002. A total of 132 archaeological areas and museums participate part in the “Panselinos 2018” – Full Moon 2018 -, the event series initiated by the Greek Culture …

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Greece’s doctors react to limitation of scientific events sponsored by pharmaceutical companies

Doctors in Greece reacted to a decision by the National Drug Organization (EOF) that limits the number of congresses funded by pharmaceutical companies. A circular issued by EOF limits the number of scientific congresses and events sponsored by pharmaceutical companies down to 48 per year. The controversial circular states that …

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Oenorama 2017 and Athens Wine Week: Wine tasting, dozens of events , Mar 11-19/2017

This is THE week for wine lovers in Athens. Oenorama 2017, the world’s largest exhibition of Greek wines, opens its doors in downtown Athens this weekend for three of wine tasting and pleasure. The wine exhibition is followed by the Athens Wine Week with dozens of events organized in the …

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