Tag: Ioannina

Turkish media caught making fake news about Greek mosque 3

Turkish media caught making fake news about Greek mosque

In the last few days, Turkish media became incensed over a mosque in Greece that had displayed a Greek flag on a minaret. Akşam Gazetes, even called this “provocative.” Many social media…

Erdoğan: Not a single mosque left in Athens 6

Erdoğan: Not a single mosque left in Athens

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again been caught out lying to stoke ultra-nationalistic and ultra-religious fanaticism to discredit Greece in a speech he made yesterday. “Hagia Sophia was beautified and…

Zagori, Ioannina

Zagori, Ioannina under a blanket of snow in late May

Less than a week until summer and Zagori in Ioannina, has been covered by snow. On Tuesday afternoon, the landscape in the area looked completely wintery. According to residents of the area,…

LIBERATION OF IOANNINA

Celebrating the Liberation of Ioannina

Ioannina, the largest city of Epirus was incorporated into the Greek state on the 21st of February 1913, after the Battle of Bizani in the Balkan Wars. The city’s formal name, Ioannina,…

METSOVA

The Best of Greece’s Snowy, Cozy Alpine Freshness

Surrounded by lovely alpine scenery as it is in the heart of the Pindos mountain range, Metsovo is a popular and rewarding stop-over for skiers heading to Mt Parnassos. Metsovo is also…

Mitsotakis

Greek PM in Metsovo on Christmas Day

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit the island of Kassos today (Christmas Day), where he will attend the liturgy and meet with the island’s mayor and inhabitants. In the afternoon, Mitsotakis will…

THESSALONIKI ARISTOTELOUS SQUARE

10 reasons to visit Greece during winter

Greece is among the top summer destinations worldwide, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s also a great winter holiday spot. Keep reading to find out ten reasons why visiting…

airport

More than 35 million passengers move through Greek airports

According to the Civil Aviation authority, Greek airports saw a 4.7% increase in passenger traffic reaching over 35 million passengers. Passenger traffic at airports increased by 4.7% in the first seven months…

Zeus records 10,000 thunderbolts over Greece 18

Zeus records 10,000 thunderbolts over Greece

The National Observatory of Athens said over 10,000 thunderbolts occurred throughout Greece in 12 hours on Sunday, according to their ZEUS monitoring system. According to the Observatory the combination of hot and…

Ioannina elects first ever Jewish Mayor in Greece 20

Ioannina elects first ever Jewish Mayor in Greece

Moses Elisaf, the head of a small Jewish community in the northern Greek city of Ioannina, was elected mayor in local elections on Sunday, becoming Greece’s first-ever Jewish mayor. Elisaf received 50.33…

Springtime Greece: Part I in Epirus 27

Springtime Greece: Part I in Epirus

Ok, unless you’re a “heimerinos kolymvitis” or winter swimmer then forget all about the thousands of islands you can visit in Greece… for now! Here, we start a series of amazing Springtime…

Authorities bust racket giving Greek citizenship to illegals 33

Authorities bust racket giving Greek citizenship to illegals

Greek authorities have busted a major racket offering illegal naturalisations that helped dozens of Syrians and Lebanese immigrants to fraudulently acquire Greek citizenship. The revelation came from the General Inspector of Public…

Police arrest 55 year old over 693 ancient coins 35

Police arrest 55 year old over 693 ancient coins

Greek police have arrested a 55 year old man in Larissa over the illegal possession of 693 ancient coins and other related artefacts. Police from Ioannina had conducted the coordinated operation which…

Greece’s Winter Destinations “Fully Booked” 37

Greece’s Winter Destinations “Fully Booked”

Greece’s most popular winter destinations are reaching full capacity with hotels around the country becoming “fully booked” for the Festive Season. Ioannina and the Epirus Region, Pelion and Drama are set to…