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Historic left-wing newspaper “Avgi” halts its daily edition (UPD)

The historic newspaper of the Greek left, Avgi,will hold its daily edition after 70 years. The newspaper has apparently fallen victim to financial problems as other daily newspapers in the recent past due to changes in the landscape of printed media and readers habits. Its director posted on social media …

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Omonia Sq in central Athens fully renovated (historical pictures, video)

The renovation of Omonia Square in central Athens is almost concluded and will be delivered to Athenians and the capital’s visitors by the end of next week, Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis said on social media on Thursday night after a test of the fountain. The square’s fountain has been filled with …

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Historic Plaka Bridge, a single-arch stone wonder, fully reconstructed

The historic single-arch stone bridge of Plaka, the largest of its kind in the Balkans, has been fully restored following its collapse due to flooding Arachtos River in February 2015. The bridge once again connects the Tzoumerka mountains with the Kastanohoria villages in the region of Epirus, western Greece. Repairs …

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Arta: Historic stone Bridge of Plaka collapses due to floods

The historic stone bridge of Plaka in Arta, western Greece has been standing over Arachthos river for 148 years. It was the biggest one-stringer bridge in the Balkans. It was constructed by Constantinos Bekas in 1866. The famous pedestrian’s stone bridge collapsed today after strong rainfalls had been falling in …

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