On this day in 1909, Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos was born

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Stavros Spyros Niarchos, billionaire Greek shipping tycoon who spent much of his life battling his archrival Aristotle Onassis for supremacy on the high seas, was born in Athens, on July 3, 1909.… Read More

Flight from Sweden lands in Rhodes despite ban

A flight from Sweden landed on Rhodes on Thursday, despite not being on the list of “green light” countries, whose residents are allowed to enter Greece. Initial reports stated that… Read More

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British PM’s father dines at his favourite restaurant in Pelion

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley Johnson, enjoyed a nice and relaxing sumptuous dinner on Thursday evening at his favourite restaurant on Horto Beach in the Pelion region. Despite the… Read More

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Greece urges Turkey to maintain the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum

Greece stated that Turkey risks opening up "a huge emotional chasm" with Christian countries if it presses ahead with a proposal to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. On Thursday,… Read More

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21,000 passengers passed through Athens Airport on July 1

More than 21,100 passengers on 55 international flights arrived at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” on July 1. July 1 was an important day for Greece. Tourism in Greece “opened”… Read More

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Floating dam to be installed in the next few days

A floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent refugees reaching Greece's islands from Turkey, will be installed in the next few days. The 2.7 km project will be made… Read More

7 hours ago

Embassy of the United States in Athens lit up for the 4th of July

The historic Chancery Building, the Athens landmark that houses the US Embassy, was lit up with the colours of the American flag- red, white and blue, in celebration of Independence… Read More

8 hours ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo announces “Zoom Freak 2”

Celebrating one year since the release of the first signature shoe, the ‘Zoom Freak 1’ created by Nike, Giannis Antetokounmpo excitedly announced that the 'Zoom Freak 2' is coming so,… Read More

9 hours ago

Newly renovated cardiology unit at Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital

On Wednesday, the completely renovated and modernised cardiology unit of the Agia Sofia Children's Hospital, was revealed, Protothema reported. OPAP, a Greek company organising and conducting games of chance, is… Read More

11 hours ago

Ryanair launches sale for flights, as cheap as €19.99 to Athens

Ryanair announced on July 1st the resumption of its flights from Athens after a period of forced shutdown due to coronavirus restrictions. On June 24, the Athens-Rome (Ciampino) flight marked… Read More

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Opening day of tourism- How many Covid-19 tests were conducted?

As it became known yesterday, a total of 85 of the 104 scheduled flights landed in Greece, with moderate occupancy in total, causing moderate optimism in the tourism industry. In… Read More

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Greece to open consulate in Benghazi, Libya

A Greek consulate will be opening in the Libyan city of Benghazi, as relations between Greece and the Libyan House of Representatives have improved, after Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias'… Read More

21 hours ago

Eleni Menegaki’s tearful goodbye from Greek TV (VIDEO)

On Wednesday 1st July, Eleni Menegaki said goodbye to viewers with tears. She leaves behind 30 memorable years on Greek television. "I want to tell you. I never had papers… Read More

21 hours ago

Two-thirds of Greeks think a “hot episode” with Turkey will occur within 12 months

The latest data from surveys conducted by MRB, are extremely interesting. The nationwide survey of 2000 citizens, was conducted between June 17-25. With the intention to vote and in the… Read More

22 hours ago

John Macris’ widow Viktoria Karida comes face-to-face with his accused killers

John Macris’ widow Viktoria Karida came face-to-face with her husband's alleged killers as they were led into the Athens court room on Wednesday. However, it was too painful for her,… Read More

23 hours ago

Decision on whether Hagia Sophia turns into a mosque to be made within 15 days

A decision on whether Hagia Sophia will be converted into a mosque will be made within 15 days, Turkey’s Daily Sabah reported Thursday. "The hearing lasted about 17 minutes. The Council… Read More

23 hours ago

British PM’s father jets to Greece, despite ban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, jetted off to Greece, despite the coronavirus pandemic travel advice from the Government. He flew despite Foreign Office guidance saying Britons should not… Read More

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The Taverna: much anticipated Greek Aussie dark comedy hits cinemas

Get a taste of The Taverna. Award-winning writer/director, Alkinos Tsilimidos serves up life, love, food and cultural differences in his brand new dark comedy premiering today in cinemas across Australia.… Read More

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More than 1,000 Italian tourists expected to arrive in Greece on Thursday

Seven ferries from Italy with over 1,000 passengers are expected to arrive at the port of Patras on Thursday. This comes after a nearly 3.5-month suspension of sailings due to… Read More

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation gifts €15 million to hospitals in Greece

At an event to honour the Stavros Niarchos Foundation's (SNF) Global Relief Initiative for the Covid-19 Pandemic, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed out that the coronavirus crisis exposed the… Read More

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