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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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Rough sea in the Aegean: Tough journeys for ferry crews and passengers (video, pictures)

When strong winds are blowing in the Aegean Sea, the ferry and ship crews, the captains and the dock workers at the ports of the Greek islands deserve a special credit for the tough job they do  under extreme weather conditions. But also passengers often display a good portion of …

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Migration Minister cannot rule out migrants’ deaths in upcoming winter

Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Mouzalas, has admitted that migrants in the Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos may die of cold in the upcoming winter. In an interview to German magazine Der Spiegel, Mouzalas said that he cannot rule out migrants’ death because of hypothermia. He said that authorities …

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Elderly woman dies when device she used to keep her warm catches fire

A 90-year-old woman died when the electric water bottle she used to keep her warm caught fire. A fire broke out Sunday midnight in an 2nd floor apartment in Neapoli, Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Neighbors who saw thick smoke coming out of the apartment called the Fire Service. When fire fighters …

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Porsche car crash: High speed of 250km/h and winter tires?

Three days after the deadly car crash that took the lives of four people, and Greece’s traffic police continues the investigation. First findings from the highway security cameras reportedly show that the Porsche had developed a high speed of up to 250 km/h at many different points of its journey …

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Volos: First swim of 2017 for men, women and children

Men, women and children defied the winter temperatures and took a dive into the cold sea of Pagasitikos Gulf in central Greece. The event took place on Sunday, 1st January. The swimmers were lucky that the sun was shining after days of snow weather and frost. In the company of …

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Greek gov’t “orders” citizens not to use fireplaces, Dec 14-16/2013

Greek Ministers for Health and Environment issued a joint statement on Saturday evening asking the citizens to refrain from unnecessary use of fireplaces. Stressing that the weather conditions favor the accumulation of atmospheric pollution (smog), the two ministries ask citizens to refrain from using their home fireplaces from Saturday evening …

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