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Greece proposes 3 measures to restart tourism

Greece proposes 3 measures to restart tourism

During the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Crisis Committee meeting in Madrid on Monday, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis proposed three steps to restart tourism: Covid-19 vaccination, rapid antigen testing and exchange of…

Island of Lesvos in a stricter lockdown

Island of Lesvos in a stricter lockdown

The island of Lesvos will enter a stricter six-day lockdown as of Wednesday, due to an increased number of coronavirus infections. The stricter coronavirus restrictions will be in place until 6 a.m.…

Athens' hottest January in 160 years

Athens’ hottest January in 160 years

Athenians are sweltering through one of the hottest starts to the year on record. According to the National Observatory of Athens, January has already proven to be Athens’ hottest month in at least 160…

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather lured crowds to beaches and parks on Sunday, despite the coronavirus lockdown in Greece. Temperatures reached 21°C in Athens, while temperatures also soared in Crete to 26°C. Police were forced to patrol the…

Greece extends Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for Aspropyrgos and Elefsina

Greece extends lockdown past two months

Head of Civil Protection and deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday the existing lockdown extension for one more week. The lockdown restrictions that were supposed to end on January 11 will…

new year Greece's presidential guard Christmas 2020.

Presidential Guard – New Year Carol (VIDEO)

A song by Greece’s Presidential Guard to say goodbye to the “old year” and welcome the “new year”! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children in Greece were not allowed to ring your…

Greece still in lockdown for New Year's festivities

Greece still in lockdown for New Year’s festivities

Greece’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas on Monday said that lockdown measures will not be amended over New Year’s Eve and urged the public to abide by Covid-19 safety measures. The spokesman also…

Greek health authorities announce 873 new coronavirus cases

Greek health authorities announce 873 new coronavirus cases

Greek health authorities announced 873 new coronavirus cases over the 24-hour period ending at 3 pm Thursday. There are also 55 deaths. There are 476 patients on ventilators, authorities said. Since the…

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

Christmas may be different for 2020, but spirits are still running high in Nafpaktos and all around Greece. The town glitters with Christmas lights and looks like a fairytale. *See the images…