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Heraklio airport resumes operation after maintenance work concluded

Flights to and from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Heraklio on the island of  Crete, will resume operation as of  3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 24 February 24, 2024, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority HCAA announced on Friday. Cleaning works of the runway started on Friday, the HCAA added. Operation of …

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Heatwave: Archaeological sites in Greece to operate with modified hours

The Culture Ministry announced on Thursday that operating hours of archaeological sites in Greece are being modified due to the heatwave with temperatures up to 44 degrees Celsius. Visitors will not allow visitors from 12 noon until 05:30 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday, July 20-23, 2023. “In the event of …

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Acropolis temporarily closed to public due to heatwave; tourist faints

The Acropolis of Athens will be closed to public for several hours on Friday, July 14, as the heatwave that hits Greece reaches its peak with temperatures over 41 degrees Celsius also in the Greek capital. Friday morning, a tourist fainted apparently due to the heat, while on the Acropolis …

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Eldorado Gold to restart operations in Skouries

Eldorado Gold announced the restart of operations for the development of gold and copper fields in Skouries, Chalkidiki, with the aim to begin commercial production by the end of 2025, early 2026. Construction work began in 2017 and have been completed up to 50% with an investment worth 550 million …

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Some archaeological sites to close early on Greece’s election day (LIST)

Some archaeological sites, monuments and museums will close early on Sunday, May 21, 2023 due to the general election, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Friday. While most sites will operate on elections day according to the summer schedule Athens sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and …

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First trains resume service; emotions high as train passes crash site (video)

Τhe first passenger trains resumed service on Monday morning more than a month after the deadly train collision in Tempi. As expected the restart of the service turned into a PR show by the government, despite the fact that deficiencies in the rail network remain. The first Hellenic Train service …

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Easter 2023: Stores operation hours

The trade association of Athens on Friday announced the proposed working hours for Athens’ stores during the Easter holiday season. According to the proposal, the Easter shopping holiday season seems to be extended, while it usual starts on Holy Monday. With the Greek Orthodox East on April 16, the shopping …

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Greece to have commercial stores operate overnight

With an unprecedented regulation the Greek government decided to have commercial stores open overnight and thus from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day. The amendment has been submitted by the Ministry of Development and provides for the overnight operation of commercial stores. In the relevant introduction, the Ministry …

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Train and Proastiakos services gradually resume, passengers avoid front wagons

Some train services in Greece resumed on Wednesday for the first time since the deadly train collision that killed 57 people and injured dozens on February 28. The first train started at 4:45 a.m. from Larissis central train station in Athens for the village of Oinoi in north-western Attica. Even …

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Greek police arrests 78 people, incl. award-winning photojournalist

In a large operation at “Prosfygika” area in downtown Athens, Greek police arrested a total of seventy-eight people on Tuesday. Among the arrestees was a award-winning photojournalist and member of the Foreign Press Association, Nikos Pilos. He was covering the police operation and was arrested despite showing his camera and …

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Greek Coast Guard harassed by Turkey’s CG off Samos (vid)

The Hellenic Coast Guard said one of its vessels was harassed by a Turkish Coast Guard boat in Greek territorial waters south of the island of Samos on Tuesday during a Search And Rescue operation for migrants. According to Greek authorities, the Turkish vessel entered Greek waters and performed dangerous …

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Greece-Bulgaria natural gas IGB pipeline in operation by end of July

The Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) natural gas pipeline will start its operation by the end of July, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas. The IGB pipeline will have the capacity to transport 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, with option to upgrade to 5 billion cubic meters, the minister said. He …

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Express port bus X80 “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma” resumes operation

After two years of Covid, a message of return to normalcy: express touristic bus line X80 linking toe port of Piraeus to Acropolis and Syntagma in downtown Athens is resuming its operation. The line addressed mainly cruise ship passengers. The itineraries started on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The line, which …

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Second body recovered from Euroferry; 9 truck drivers still missing (videos)

Rescuers operating on the Euroferry Olympia discovered one more charred body late on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second dead passenger found on the ship, while another 9 truck drivers, are still missing, among them two Greeks. According to media information, the body was detected in an embryonic position next …

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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Athens Metro extends operation hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Athens Metro lines 2 and 3 will extend their operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays and trains will run until 01:30 in the morning, managing company STASY announced on Friday. The extension will be in effect from March 4, 2022. According to STASY the last trains will depart from Syntagma …

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