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Greece records first death of a child from acute hepatitis

Greece’s National Health Care organization EODY announced the death of a child from acute hepatitis on Wednesday afternoon. The victim was a baby just 13-months old. It is the first death of acute hepatitis recorded in the country. EODY statement: Today, the first death of a child was recorded in …

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First case of monkeypox detected in Greece, EODY announced

The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Greece, national health care organization EODY announced late on Wednesday. Infected with the virus is a man with a recent trip to Portugal, health authorities said.. The patient is 49-years-old and returned from Portugal 15 days ago, ANT1 TV reported Thursday …

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First ever photograph of the Acropolis Parthenon dated 1839

The first ever photograph of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens was taken in August 1839, two months after the presentation of Daquereotype. The picture was shot by Pierre-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, a French businessman and amateur daguerreotypist, famous for being the first to photograph the Acropolis of Athens …

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First cruise ship after country reopens to tourism arrives at Piraeus

The first cruise ship to visit Greece after the reopening of the country to tourism, Mein Schiff 5, arrived at the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, carrying nearly 1,000 passengers. The Piraeus Port Authority has provided three halls in the cruise ship terminal for use by the health authorities, as …

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Meet Katherine, the first free Greek migrant to Australia

Katherine Crummer (nee Katerina Georgia Plessos). Did you know that the first free Greek migrant to Australia was a woman? 185 years ago, at a time when few Greek women would venture so far outside the nascent Greek state, Katerina Georgia Plessos travelled across the globe, becoming Australia’s first Greek-born …

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+++ Greece confirms first coronavirus case: Woman returned from Italy

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Greece on Wednesday. It was announced by Sotiris Tsiodras, in charge for the conoravirus infections on behalf of the National Health Organization short before noon. The infected patient is a 38-year-old Greek woman who recently returned from a trip to North …

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Moses Elisaf: The city of Ioannina elects the first Jewish mayor in Greece

Moses Elisaf is the first Greek Jew ever elected as mayor in Greece. He was elected in the city of Ioannina, north-west Greece, once the heartland of Romaniote Jewish tradition. The  65 -year-old professor of medicine at the University of Ioannina Medical School ran as an independent candidate. He won …

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Athens wildfires: Citizen files first lawsuit against all state responsibles

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in eastern Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday, by retired navy officer Panagiotis Stamatis. The plaintiff also asked that the plenum of appeals justices be convened …

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First Baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek!

The first baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek. Philippos-Georgios came into the world 8 minutes after the arrival of the New Year. He is the son of a Greek couple that migrated to Germany a few years ago due to the economic crisis. We were already hearing …

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Putin did some mental beads counting while meeting with Tsipras?

What a picture! Hanging shoulders, legs apart, relaxed and kind of bored? Like in a company of men hanging around at the traditional coffee shop in a Greek or Caucasian village. Only thing missing here is a string with beads making the usual clack! clack! clack! sound, sweeping the worries …

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