The “Game of Thrones” Peloponnese-style!
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The “Game of Thrones” Peloponnese-style!

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

Eight must-see castles in the most underrated Greek destination METHONI, MESSINIA One of Greece’s most impressive castles, Methoni Castle, was built in the 13th century by the…

Wicklow teen who drowned in Crete named locally as Laura Dempsey
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Wicklow teen who drowned in Crete named locally as Laura Dempsey

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

An Irish schoolgirl who drowned in a swimming pool in Crete has been named locally as Laura Dempsey. The 15-year-old from Greystones in Co Wicklow was on…

Greece responds harshly to irredentist claims by Albania
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Greece responds harshly to irredentist claims by Albania

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a harsh statement condemning the actions of Albanian authorities to showcase rocks from neighbouring countries in the capital of Tirana as part…

Consortium calls for stepped up process to finalize concession for Thessaloniki Port Authority
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Consortium calls for stepped up process to finalize concession for Thessaloniki Port Authority

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The recently declared "preferred investor" for acquiring a majority stake and the management of the Thessaloniki Port Authority on Monday requested an accelerated process to conclude the…

FAZ: Greece the winner of tourism
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FAZ: Greece the winner of tourism

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The latest of a series of positive articles on Greek tourism from Germany comes from Frakfurter Allgemeine (FAZ). In an extensive piece that focuses on the top…

DW: Hagia Sophia, museum or mosque?
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DW: Hagia Sophia, museum or mosque?

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

More and more signs are pointing to Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia, currently a museum, slowly returning to a past role as a mosque. During Ramadan, the Koran…

Invitation for 66% stake in natgas grid operator issued
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Invitation for 66% stake in natgas grid operator issued

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

Greece’s privatization fund on Monday issued a widely expected invitation for would-be investors to submit an expression of interest for a 66-percent stake in the Hellenic Gas…

Mario Draghi: No talks on QE for Greece at the moment
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Mario Draghi: No talks on QE for Greece at the moment

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi ruled out any prospect of Greece being included in the quantitative easing (QE) programme for the time…

Poll in Greece gives main opposition 18-point lead over ruling party
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Poll in Greece gives main opposition 18-point lead over ruling party

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The latest opinion poll in Greece, unveiled on Monday evening, gives the main opposition party an 18-percentage point lead over ruling SYRIZA party, in the biggest difference…

3.9 earthquake hits Kefalonia
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3.9 earthquake hits Kefalonia

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

A 3,9 magnitude earthquake was felt off the west coast of the Ionian island of Kefalonia on Tuesday morning. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the tremor…

Weather forecast: Mostly fair
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Weather forecast: Mostly fair

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

Fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the afternoon in the…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

Bulgaria and Greece to speed up gas Interconnector Project
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Bulgaria and Greece to speed up gas Interconnector Project

makis - Jun 26, 2017

Bulgaria and Greece will speed up the activities necessary for the completion of the natural gas interconnector project between the two countries. The commitment was confirmed during…

Migrant flows seem to be rising again in Greece
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Migrant flows seem to be rising again in Greece

makis - Jun 26, 2017

The number of illegal immigrants and refugees in Lesvos has increased due to the rising flows on the island in the last month. Thus, on June 26th…

Talks bewteen Interior Minister and refuse workers fall through
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Talks bewteen Interior Minister and refuse workers fall through

makis - Jun 26, 2017

Talks between Interior Minister Panos Skourletis and a delegation of union workers in the municipalities (POE-OTA) have collapsed after the two sides failed to reach an understanding…

Skyros: An island with its soul still intact
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Skyros: An island with its soul still intact

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

Skyros is not be the first island you think of for your holiday in Greece, but it does have a devoted following which comes back year after…

African heatwave to hit Greece from Thursday
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African heatwave to hit Greece from Thursday

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

Greece is bracing itself for an African heatwave starting from Thursday, when temperatures are expected to reach over 42-43 degrees Celsius. The heatwave is similar to the…

Bloomberg: Can an Ancient Greek Win America’s Wars?
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Bloomberg: Can an Ancient Greek Win America’s Wars?

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

It’s been a scorching week in Washington, what with daily revelations about Russian hacking, the Senate stumbling its way to an Obamacare substitute, and both parties giving…

Moscovici: Agreement is good, but a few more measures are needed…”
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Moscovici: Agreement is good, but a few more measures are needed…”

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

In an interview to Thema newspaper, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said there were still a few financial measures that needed to…

Politico: Greece fears revival of far-left violence
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Politico: Greece fears revival of far-left violence

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

A wave of parcel-bomb attacks culminating in last month’s explosion inside Lucas Papademos‘ armored Mercedes — which put the former prime minister, his driver and bodyguard in…