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Summer sales in Greece start on July 10

Summer sales in Greece will begin on Monday, July 10, 2023, and will last until Wednesday, August 31, the Hellenic Retail Business Association said on Monday. On Sunday, July 16, stores will be open throughout the country from 11 am to 8 pm. “During both the sales and the opening …

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Greece welcomes EU decision to double rescEU aerial firefighting fleet

Greece’s Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection welcomed the European Commission’s doubling of the rescEU’s aerial firefighting fleet for this year’s fire season, pointing out that this decision was an official Greek proposal and an important step for protecting the country against fires. The ministry underlined, Greece welcomes the …

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Scorching temperatures this summer? Greek expert warns

Weather events and patterns in the Mediterranean indicate that the region, including Greece, will experience a summer as hot if not hotter than the last, which brought successive heatwaves and raised the climate change alarm. “We are watching the evolution of [weather] events in Spain and other countries in the …

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Greece hosts Ukrainian children in summer camps

The first 117 of 600 Ukrainian children aged 6-15 that will be hosted in Greek summer camps arrived in Athens and Thessaloniki on Friday. Greece’s union of privately held camps (Panhellenic Union of Private Initiative Camp Operators) offered to host the children, all of which left Bucha and arrived in …

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More than 50% of Greeks will no go on vacation this summer (POLL)

More than 50% of Greeks do not plant to go on vaccination this year, a recent poll has found out. This is a relative high percentage in a country where summer vacation is considered “a must”, especially for the residents of urban centers like capital Athens or Thessaloniki, who seek …

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Young man missing as summer storms hit western Greece

Α 27-year-old man has been missing since early Thursday afternoon in the Gulf of Amvrakikos, western Greece. The man was reportedly on a boat together with a friend when a storm stroke and he fell off board. His friend  informed the Coast Guard that launched a search and rescue operation …

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Over 4,000 bottles of rare wines and spirits in the former royal cellar of Tatoi palace

Over 4,000 bottles of wines and spirits, many of them with labels of exceptional historic and artistic value, have been discovered in the wine cellars in Tatoi summer palace of the former Greek royal family. Among the rare wines and spirits found in the royal cellars is also a special …

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Reluctant to enjoy summer holidays this year? (POLL)

A recent survey has shown that the majority of respondents are reluctant to spend on summer holidays and traveling this year. According to a survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), spending on holidays and traveling is now second to health and safety due to the pandemic. The survey was conducted in …

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Greek “summer” is back with temperatures up to 32° C, Sept 27-30

Greek “summer” is back with temperatures that will reach up to 32 degrees Celsius over the weekend, the last days of September. However, meteorologists forecast also clouds, rainfalls and some strong storms and some local rainfalls on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019. Weather Forecast Sept 27-30, maximum temperatures at …

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Priest refuses to give communion to children with disabilities

A racist incident against children with multiple disabilities took place in North Greece, when a priest refused to give them the communion. The man claimed that these children “do not understand” and therefore “may spit the communion out.” The incident took place at a summer military camp in Leptokarya, West …

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Global warming to blame for intense summer storms, say Greek scientists

Global warming on the surface of the Earth, both on land and in the sea, is responsible for the violent summer storms that are often accompanied by hail and strong winds, Patras University physics professor Athanassios Argyriou told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in an interview published on Saturday. Argyriou, …

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Greece’s weather: Rainfalls, storms but also soaring temperatures up to 32C

The weather warning issued by Greece’s National Meteorological Service is still valid with rainfalls, storms and strong winds. However, summer seems to be out of our doors as soaring temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius are forecast over the weekend. Thursday and Friday, May 16th and 17th 2019, rainfalls and …

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Acropolis Museum ticket prices double during the summer months

Prices for admission tickets to the Museum of Acropolis will double during the summer period, Greek Culture Ministry announced on Monday. The ticket price will increase from 5 to 10 euros from 1. April to 31. October when the Museum will operate with extended visiting hours. During the same period, …

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Autumn solstice: Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. Sunday

The Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. on Sunday, September 23rd 2018. Blame the fall  solstice or autumn equinox in the North Hemisphere. The September equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north …

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Weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves as EMY keeps issuing warnings

The weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves and sudden summer rainfalls pour down tones of water flooding streets, homes and businesses within minutes. Greece’s National Meteorological Service keeps issuing the one weather warning after the other, although we are in the middle of the summer. Streets were temporarily flooded in …

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