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Corinth Canal closes again due to restoration works

The Corinth Canal has closed again to sea traffic and will re-open next summer, the Corinth Canal Company said in an announcement on Tuesday. According to the statement, the Canal closed at 07:00 a.m. on October 4, 2022, The first phase of the re-operation of the Corinth Canal ended on …

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Repair works on Corinth Canal to start in Jan 2022

Work on the walls and basin of the Corinth Canal will begin in January 2022, Deputy Environment & Energy Minister Nikos Tagaras said last Thursday. The canal was shut down in January 2021 and remains closed to sea traffic ever since after the last of a series of landslides made …

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Hagia Sophia: With carpets and chandeliers Turkey will cover Christian symbols

Just a few hours are left before Turkey officially converts Hagia Sophia into a mosque and inaugurates the sacrilege fiesta with the first Muslim prayer on Friday. Workers are zealously proceed with works to hide all Christian symbols in the Byzantine Basilica of the 6th century. But no mater how …

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The World of Banksy: Exhibition with works of famous street artist in Athens

For the first time in Greece, all works of famous street artist Banksy are to be exhibited in Athens. The exhibition is scheduled from February 27h to March 26, 2019.  All exhibition profits will be donated to Amnesty International. Banksy is England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. …

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Venus statue discovered in Thessaloniki during metro construction works

An impressive statue has been discovered during archaeological excavations at the construction work of Metro in Thessaloniki. Among the more than 300,000 findings is the headless statue of goddess Aphrodite. The statue was found at the construction works area of  the metro station <Agia Sophia>, very close to the Krinaio …

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Metro works reveal the “secret diamonds of Early Christianity” in Thessaloniki (videos)

Works for the Metro in Thessaloniki have revealed the secret diamonds of Early Christianity buried for centuries under  surface of the city. Local media visited the future metro station in  “Agia Sophia” in the center of the city and brought amazing footage for the delight of a broader audience. …

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