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Breast Cancer free program extended to women aged 45-74

The ‘Fofi Gennimata’ Breast Cancer free mammogram programme will be extended to women aged 45-74, from 50-69 years so far, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday on the occasion of World Breast Cancer Day. The “Fofi Gennimata” programme is currently addressed to 1.3 million women aged 50-69 and provides …

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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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Greece’s measures for Christmas: Free self-tests, no additional restrictions

Greece offers two free self-tests to all citizens over the Christmas and New Year holidays and abandons the idea of a “Rapid test for vaccinated in restaurants and closed entertainment facilities.” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday, that citizens with social security number (AMKA) will be eligible to two …

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Eleven Free Wi-Fi access points installed in Central Athens

Eleven free Wi-Fi access points have been installed at central Athens public spots over the last two months, the municipality of Athens said on Monday. More than 100,000 people have so far made use of these to access the internet, registering some 300,000 unique logins. The target is to install …

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70 culture performances in Greece’s ancient sites and museums, free of charge

Sixty-six archaeological sites and museums in 51 regions across Greece will give stage for over 70 artistic performances from mid-July to mid-September, the Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday. Between July 15 and September 15, theater, music, dance and musical theater productions will over 1,000 artists and support staff will be …

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Self Tests: Free distribution from pharmacies ends on June 19

The free distribution of self tests from pharmacies ends on June 19, the Panhellenic Association of Pharmacists said on Tuesday. Speaking to Open TV, member of the board of the PAPh Thanassis Papathanassis, said “As a Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association, we decided to extend the two-month free distribution of self-tests until …

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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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Santorini municipality to distribute free masks to tourists

Authorities on the island of Santorini are on alert seeing tourists arriving from Paros and Mykonos where strict measures have been imposed due to epidemiological load. Local authorities plan to distribute face masks free of charge to Greek and foreign visitors arriving on the island and strengthen controls to avoid …

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Athens Great Walk didn’t walk : Municipality gives back to traffic one lane

The Great Walk of Athens did not age well. Six weeks after its implementation that triggered the outrage of thousands of commuters each and every day, at least twice per day, the Athens Municipality decided to give back to traffic one more lane on crucial Panepistimiou Avenue. A relevant vote …

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Erdogan: “Turkey could release ISIS militants, send them to Europe”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Europeans that “Turkey could release all the ISIS  prisoners and send them to Europe, together with millions of refugees and migrants.” Erdogan’s threats are Turkey’s response to the EU sanctions over Cyprus. Speaking to reporters before his visit to the United States, Erdogan also said …

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Greece launches bide for the installation of free WiFi in public places

Greeks are a step closer to start using free WiFi in public places like squares, libraries, playgrounds, museums and pedestrian walkways. Greece’s Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information launched a public consultation on a draft contract to conclude a framework agreement entitled ‘WiFi4GR – developing public broadband wireless broadband …

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Acropolis Museum offers free admission on October 28th

Like every year on Greece’s  National Holiday on October 28th, the Acropolis Museum open its gates to visitors free of charge. The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour through the permanent exhibitions of the Acropolis Museum that include findings of …

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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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Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers’ lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. Τhe news was first reported by …

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DiscoverEU: 15,000 free interrail tickets for 18-year-olds, applications June 12-26

The European initiative, DiscoverEU, is offering 15,000 European 18-year-olds, including 315 Greeks, tickets to travel to up to four European countries of their choice this summer. Applications can be submitted from Tuesday, June 12 (12:00 CET) until June 26 (12:00 CET). Young people born between 2 July 1999 and 1 …

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