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Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in East Attica

Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in East Attica

Firefighters backed by water-bombing aircrafts battled a string of wildfires near Athens on Wednesday. The fire broke out in a forest area in the coastal Attica town of Nea Makri. No injuries…

Legendary actor Mickey-Rourke arrives in Greece

Legendary actor Mickey Rourke arrives in Greece

American actor, screenwriter, and former boxer, Mickey Rourke, was seen arriving in Athens ahead of his shoot for ‘Man Of God’. The 67-year-old put safety first, as he left the airport wearing a…

Greece confirms more coronavirus cases at Moria migrant camp

Greece confirms more coronavirus cases at Moria migrant camp

Greece has recorded an additional nine coronavirus cases at the Moria Reception and Identification Center on the island of Lesvos, a migration ministry official said on Monday. This brings the total to…

On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

A devastating earthquake hit Athens on September 7, 1999, leaving 143 people dead, 2,000 injured and 70,000 buildings damaged. The 1999 Athens earthquake occurred at 2:56pm near Mount Parnitha and lasted approximately…

Russian Foreign Ministry: Greece is our traditional European partner 2

Russian Foreign Ministry: Greece is our traditional European partner

On the anniversary of official relations between Greece and Russia being first established on September 6, 1828, the Russian Foreign Ministry reflected through a statement how Russia “actively contributed to the formation…

September full 'Corn Moon' graces the night sky

September full ‘Corn Moon’ graces the night sky

The “Corn Moon”, the first full moon of autumn, lit up the sky last night. The Full “Corn Moon” which happens once every three years, occurs at a well-defined instant: when the moon is exactly…

New Turkish NAVTEX for Oruc Reis research

New Turkish NAVTEX for Oruc Reis research

Turkey issued a new Navigation Telex (NAVTEX) to extend the Oruç Reis seismic research vessel’s activities until September 12. This is the third NAVTEX renewal, after the previous one expired on September 1. The new NAVTEX concerns…

Greece imposes restrictions in Heraklion, Crete

Greece imposes restrictions in Heraklion, Crete

Greek authorities announced the implementation of restrictive measures for Heraklion, Crete, following a spike in the number of coronavirus infections on the island. The measures which were announced on Monday by the…

On this day- Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony

On this day – Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony

On this day, August 29, 2004, the Olympic Summer Games ended in the heart of Athens, at the Olympic Stadium. It was a remarkable year, as the Olympic Games had returned to…

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Athens hotel occupancy rates down by 49.2% due to pandemic

According to data recently released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, hotel occupancy rates in the first seven months of the year plunged by 49.2% due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite fewer…

Crime crackdown in downtown Athens continues

Crime crackdown in downtown Athens continues

Police continue to crackdown on criminal activity in downtown Athens. According to Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister, Michalis Chrisochoidis, authorities will persist with efforts to turn high-crime parts of the capital into “regular neighbourhoods.”…