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Historic destroyer VELOS, a floating museum, extensively damaged by bad weather

The historic Hellenic Navy destroyer “Velos”, which now operates as a floating museum and had been docked at the waterfront in Thessaloniki since 2019, has been extensively damaged and faced the risk of sinking due to gale force winds and very rough sea. The symbol for anti-dictatorship struggle AT Velos …

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Historic Athens cinemas saved after public outcry

The historic cinemas “Ideal” and “Astor” in downtown Athens have been  designated as ‘preserved in use’ by the Environment & Energy Ministry’s Central Architectural Council, it was announced on Thursday. Maintaining their use as theaters contributes to highlighting these landmarks, which are inextricably linked to the historical, architectural and cultural …

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Historic cinemas in Athens to launch event against their closure

Three of the historic cinemas in Athens will stage an event with free of charge entrance and film screens in the center of the city to raise awareness about their potential closing if the buildings’ owner decides to repurpose their properties, as the movie theaters’ owners say. The event is …

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VELOS: Historic destroyer of the Greek Navy damaged by weather (picts)

The historic Hellenic Navy vessel “Velos” sustained significant damage on Tuesday during a storm that struck Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The ship that has turned into a museum was anchored at Nea Paralia, where it was buffeted by violent northwesterly winds and waves that broke the ropes   holding the fenders …

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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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