Nisyros: The Sleeping Giant of the Dodecanese
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Nisyros: The Sleeping Giant of the Dodecanese

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Visualize the scene: above the Aegean Sea, the war between the Giants and the Olympian Gods is raging. Poseidon, the god of the sea, is giving chase…

First stage of ‘Onisiforos’ drilling completed
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First stage of ‘Onisiforos’ drilling completed

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Drilling offshore Cyprus’ plot 11 or ‘Onisiforos’ by energy giants TOTAL and ENI with the West Capella rig has reached the first 2,430 meters in ocean floor…

A.  Zinell from Kos island: “Operational readiness and growth plan allow us to continue our efforts to increase passengers’ traffic”
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A. Zinell from Kos island: “Operational readiness and growth plan allow us to continue our efforts to increase passengers’ traffic”

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

21,2% passenger traffic increase in Kos On the occasion of the earthquake at Kos, Alexander Zinell, Fraport Greece CEO, on Monday 24th July visited Kos airport to…

Major Bitcoin trading site in limbo as Greece arrests Russian man on US charges of laundering $4bn
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Major Bitcoin trading site in limbo as Greece arrests Russian man on US charges of laundering $4bn

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Cryptocurrency exchange platform BTC-E has gone on “maintenance” after the arrest of alleged Bitcoin “crime mastermind” Aleksandr Vinnik in Greece. Vinnik has been indicted by a grand…

Museums and archaeological sites open on weekend
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Museums and archaeological sites open on weekend

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Museums and archaeological sites in Attica will be open over the weekend after the union of the Panhellenic Federation of Workers at the Minister of Culture decided…

Trump announces ban on transgender people in the U.S. Military
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Trump announces ban on transgender people in the U.S. Military

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he is not allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a reversal of former President Obama’s decision last…

Athens hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds
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Athens hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday (26 July) claimed that his country’s first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to…

Parliament Budget Office: Market exit positive; reform path must continue
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Parliament Budget Office: Market exit positive; reform path must continue

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Parliament’s independent Budget Office on Wednesday referred to a “positive development” with the previous day’s first exit by the Greek state to test sovereign debt markets in…

Cyprus green lights cannabis for medical purposes
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Cyprus green lights cannabis for medical purposes

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

The Cabinet approved a bill legalising the cultivation and commercial exploitation of medicinal cannabis in Cyprus during Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. The announcement was made by Health Minister…

Acropolis Museum open until midnight for August full moon; concert also scheduled
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Acropolis Museum open until midnight for August full moon; concert also scheduled

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

The New Acropolis Museum, the country’s most popular and cutting-edge museum, will again mark August’s full moon with special events. Entrance is free. An evening concert is…

Two killed in airplane crash in Larisa
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Two killed in airplane crash in Larisa

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Two people killed in an aeroplane crash just outside the city of Larisa in central Greece, Thursday morning. The bodies were discovered a little after 3am when…

Weather forecast: Clouds, rain
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Weather forecast: Clouds, rain

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Clouds, rain and north-northwesterly winds are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Rain in the northern and western parts of the…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

All aboard this magical train ride in the Peloponnese
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All aboard this magical train ride in the Peloponnese

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Can a journey by train be a destination in and of itself? In the case of the historic line connecting seafront Diakopto in the northern Peloponnese with…

Mysterious aluminum object could be 250.000 years old: Is it part from a UFO?
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Mysterious aluminum object could be 250.000 years old: Is it part from a UFO?

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

A fragment of aluminum that appears to have been made by hand is being claimed as 250,000-year-old evidence that aliens once visited Earth in the long distant…

Crete and Corfu in top value for money destinations for British families
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Crete and Corfu in top value for money destinations for British families

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

The 2017 Family Holiday Report from Post Office Travel Money includes Crete and Corfu as two destinations for families that offer the best value for money regarding…

Greece’s €3bn bond sale doesn’t mean its debt crisis is at an end
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Greece’s €3bn bond sale doesn’t mean its debt crisis is at an end

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Compare and contrast. As Greece raised money in the bond markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, prime minister Alexis Tsipras declared that the…

Bomb threat at Egaleo bank branch
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Bomb threat at Egaleo bank branch

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Greek police are on alert after an anonymous phone call of a bomb threat at bank in the suburb of Egaleo. Police have blocked off the area…

Delia Velculescu : Greek authorities still have a “full agenda” before them
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Delia Velculescu : Greek authorities still have a “full agenda” before them

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Greece's testing of the markets must adhere closely with the current program's objectives and targets, as the Greek side still has a "full agenda" of reforms before…

Museums and archaeological sites closed on weekend due to 48-hour strike
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Museums and archaeological sites closed on weekend due to 48-hour strike

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Archaeological sites and museums will be closed the upcoming weekend after the Panhellenic Federation of Workers of the Ministry of Culture declared a 48-hour strike for Saturday…