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Greece Public Holidays 2021

Greece Public Holidays 2021

Greek City Times has compiled a list of National Public Holidays celebrated in Greece during 2021. Friday 1st January 2021: New Year’s Day (Πρωτοχρονιά) January 1 is one of the most important…

Aggitis River Caves in Drama

Exploring the marvellous Aggitis Cave in Drama

The Aggitis cave (also called Maaras Cave), is located in the Drama municipality, close to Prosotani, on the south foot of Falakro Mountain. Aggitis is the largest river cave in the world…

On this day in 1994, Telly Savalas passes away

On this day in 1994, Telly Savalas passes away

Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas was born on January 21, 1922, and died on January 22, 1994, just one day after his 72nd birthday. He was a Greek American actor whose career spanned four decades of television.…

Greek PM: We want to create a 'fast travel lane'

Greek PM: We want to create a ‘fast travel lane’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his idea for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate that will help restore safe travel that has been devastated by the pandemic. Presenting the idea in an…

Greece drawn against Australia and Spain in ATP Cup

Greece drawn against Australia and Spain in ATP Cup

Greece will play Australia and Spain in the group stage of the ATP Cup in Melbourne next week. Twelve countries including Greece will battle for the trophy on February 1-5 at at…

Greece extends compulsory military service to 12 months

Greece extends compulsory military service to 12 months

The Greek government has increased the duration of the mandatory military service in the Greek Army, the Navy and the Air Force to 12 months, from nine months. The decision which was reached…

Olympic Museum set to open in Athens in 2021

Olympic Museum set to open in Athens in 2021

Athens will soon be home to its own Olympic Museum. In the Golden Hall shopping mall in Marousi, visitors will soon be able to visit the museum dedicated to the long history…

Global travel writers want to visit Greece in 2021

Global travel writers want to visit Greece in 2021

According to a Finn Partners Global Travel Practice survey, an overwhelming majority of global travel writers (94%) plan to resume travel this year for first-hand reporting. And on their bucket list of…

Arsenal terminate Sokratis Papastathopoulos' contract

Arsenal terminate Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ contract

Arsenal have agreed to terminate the contract of Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. “Working closely with Sokratis and his team, we have decided to cancel his contract by mutual consent,” Arsenal said…

Night curfew in Greece remains in force

Night curfew in Greece remains in force

The night curfew in Greece remains in force, despite the easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions. On Monday, retail shops and hair salons reopened for the first time in more than two months. Furthermore,…

Greek PM Mitsotakis congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Greek PM Mitsotakis congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today tweeted his congratulations to Joe Biden who was sworn as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. “Warmest congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. It…