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Pantelis Pantelidis would have turned 37 today

Pantelis Pantelidis would have turned 37 today

Pantelis Pantelidis was one of Greece’s most loved and popular singers. He was born in Athens on November 23, 1983. He tragically died in a horrific car crash on February 18, 2016…

A Cretan Baker's Life: 86-year-old Giorgos Hatziparaskos

A Cretan Baker’s Life: 86-year-old Giorgos Hatziparaskos

Business Insider published a tear-jerking tribute to one of the last people in Greece who still creates phyllo dough from hand, 86-year-old Giorgos Hatziparaskos. In the local community of Rethymno, Crete, where…

Santa Claus has come to Glyfada

Santa Claus has come to Glyfada

Brightening up the second covid-19 lockdown in Greece, a huge Santa Claus has appeared in Katrakis Square, Glyfada (Athens). “We did something else that we hope will bring a lot of smiles…

ICU head fears Greece will experience third Covid-19 wave

ICU head fears Greece will experience third Covid-19 wave

The growing number of COVID-19 cases is putting a large Thessaloniki hospital under intense pressure. Nikos Kapravelos, head of the ICUs at the George Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki, fears Greece could…

11 Greeks on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

11 Greeks on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

This year’s list of Global Highly Cited Researchers contains 11 Greek academics. Global Highly Cited Researchers Produced by analytics company Clarivate, the highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence…

Australia: International travel “not impossible” in 2021

Australia: International travel “not impossible” in 2021

There’s a glimmer of hope that Australians may be able to travel overseas next year. According to Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, the prospect of 2021 international holidays is “not impossible”. It will…

Street cleaning operation in Omonoia, Athens

Street cleaning operation in Omonia, Athens

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using large sweepers and street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Omonia on Sunday. According to an announcement by the Municipality of Athens, the…

Temporary refugee accommodation facility to be built in Athens

Temporary refugee accommodation facility to be built in Athens

A temporary shelter housing refugees and asylum seekers will be built in Athens following an agreement signed between the Migration & Asylum Ministry, the Municipality of Athens and the International Organization for…

Tram service to and from Syntagma resumes

Tram service to and from Syntagma resumes

The tram service to and from Syntagma Square will recommence on Friday, November 20. Syntagma Tram It is recalled the tram’s service between Kasomouli Street in the Athens neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos…

Travelling to Greece in times of Covid-19

Travelling to Greece in times of Covid-19

Tony Kariotis In the first half of 2020, many European countries closed their borders and imposed strict travel restrictions. But as the number of cases started to decline, countries began reopening for…

Greek candlemaker masks up Santa Claus and Snowman candles

Greek candlemaker masks up Santa Claus and Snowman candles

Christmas candles depicting Santa Claus and Snowman wearing masks have been created by a man in Thessaloniki, in order to highlight the importance of adhering to the covid-19 measures. The creative candles…

On this day in 1988, Christina Onassis passes away aged 37

On this day in 1988, Christina Onassis passes away aged 37

Christina Onassis (Χριστίνα Ωνάση) was the only daughter of self-made Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis and Athina Livanos. Her maternal grandfather was Stavros Livanos, founder of the Livanos shipping empire. Christina…

UNESCO's review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO’s review of Hagia Sophia is still ongoing

UNESCO has responded to numerous inaccurate statements from the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism. It is recalled two weeks ago Mehmet Nuri Ersoy reportedly stated that “since Greece complained about us…

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