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Mass exodus from Athens raises concerns about Coronavirus spread
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Mass exodus from Athens raises concerns about Coronavirus spread

Panos - Mar 19, 2020

Thousands of Athenians have left the Greek capital for the countryside, their second homes in nearby resorts, villages and the Aegean islands as Greece shuts down to…

Ghostly atmosphere in empty Athens streets amid coronavirus pandemic
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Ghostly atmosphere in empty Athens streets amid coronavirus pandemic

Panos - Mar 17, 2020

If you happened to take a stroll to the centre of Athens and expected to experience the normally bustling streets and tourist-packed sites of downtown Athens on a…

Ten ancient sites to see in Athens
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Ten ancient sites to see in Athens

Panos - Mar 09, 2020

During the last years, the city of Athens has seen a dramatic transformation towards modernity. It has turned into one the most trendy cities of Europe, offering…

“Athens is one of the last cities in Europe that can still be old, weird & chaotic”
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“Athens is one of the last cities in Europe that can still be old, weird & chaotic”

Panos - Feb 18, 2020

At a time when the mainstream narrative is all about how Greece’s ‘best and brightest’ minds have been fleeing the country in drones, many of them coming…

Athens voted 2nd best destination in Europe
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Athens voted 2nd best destination in Europe

Panos - Feb 07, 2020

Athens was voted the second-best destination in Europe in the poll conducted by the European Best Destinations Tourism Promotion Platform. Athens received 104,639 votes, out of a…

Vote Athens for Europe’s Best Destination for 2020
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Vote Athens for Europe’s Best Destination for 2020

Panos - Jan 22, 2020

There’s a tough competition but Athens, which has picked up a reputation as having a buzz if still not able to shed its image as grimy and…

Athens in top 50 most beautiful cities in the world
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Athens in top 50 most beautiful cities in the world

Panos - Oct 15, 2019

Athens was selected among the world’s top 50 most beautiful cities, according to one of Canada’s leading online travel agencies for affordable airfare, Flight Network. The lists…

Amazing thermal camera drone footage of Athens: “Fiery Giants” (video)
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Amazing thermal camera drone footage of Athens: “Fiery Giants” (video)

Panos - Aug 05, 2019

The UpDrones team, a group of motion capture professionals on YouTube created a new video entitled “The Fiery Giants of Kifisias” showing the extent of the heatwave…

Stepped up readiness in greater Athens area due to mini heat wave, high winds
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Stepped up readiness in greater Athens area due to mini heat wave, high winds

Panos - Jun 25, 2019

Municipal authorities in the greater Athens area on Monday announced continued night-time patrols and readiness of water tankers, as southern Greece is experiencing a mini heat wave…

CheapOair: Athens in top-10 European destinations for summer 2019
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CheapOair: Athens in top-10 European destinations for summer 2019

Panos - Jun 20, 2019

PRNewswire reports from New York that CheapOair, an online travel agency and leading provider of cheap flights, today announced the most popular European destinations for summer travel…

Iraqi man arrested in Athens as alleged ISIS terrorist; implicated in death of Yazidi girl who died of thirst in Mosul
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Iraqi man arrested in Athens as alleged ISIS terrorist; implicated in death of Yazidi girl who died of thirst in Mosul

Panos - May 31, 2019

An Iraqi national, 27, was arrested by police in central Athens on Thursday, who executed a European warrant issued by German authorities on terrorism charges against the…

Athens is among top Easter destinations for Germans
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Athens is among top Easter destinations for Germans

Panos - Apr 11, 2019

Athens is among the 15 most popular destinations for German travellers for Easter, according to data published on the online booking platform eDreams ODIGEO, based on research…

Athens urges Turkey to follow ‘responsible stance’ on energy
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Athens urges Turkey to follow ‘responsible stance’ on energy

Panos - Nov 28, 2018

Athens hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday in an ongoing row between the NATO allies over maritime borders in the Aegean and hydrocarbon…

Shipping executives gather in Athens for Capital Link Forum
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Shipping executives gather in Athens for Capital Link Forum

Panos - Oct 31, 2018

The “8th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping – Best Industry Practices Forum,” taking place today at the Athens Hilton, focuses on strategies to address the…

Athens among finalists for 2018 European Capital Innovation Award
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Athens among finalists for 2018 European Capital Innovation Award

Panos - Oct 25, 2018

Athens is among the six European cities shortlisted for the 2018 European Capital Innovation Award, organised under the auspices of the European Commission. The other cities that…

Govt source: Athens tables arguments to creditors to avoid new round of social security spending cuts
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Govt source: Athens tables arguments to creditors to avoid new round of social security spending cuts

Panos - Sep 13, 2018

The Greek government, as expected, on Wednesday broached the issue of suspending a planned reduction in social security spending - set for of Jan. 1, 2019 -…

Athens vs Melbourne: The liveability debate
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Athens vs Melbourne: The liveability debate

makis - Jul 05, 2018

Comparing the quality of life and the economy between Greece and Australia countries is a popular subject of discussion among Greeks, both those living in Greece and…

Tension & tear-gas during the rally in Athens
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Tension & tear-gas during the rally in Athens

makis - May 30, 2018

Τension and use of tear-gas by the police shortly after 12:30 on Wednesday afternoon during the 24-hour strike rally. A group of students attempted to approach SEV…

Imia Crisis: Ankara is provoking while Athens is numb
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Imia Crisis: Ankara is provoking while Athens is numb

Panos - Feb 14, 2018

The Greek government seems surprised by the unexpected escalation of the Turkish provocations, as Ankara seems to seek to change the status quo of the Imia rocks…

Vote for Athens now as best destination in Europe for 2018!
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Vote for Athens now as best destination in Europe for 2018!

Panos - Jan 22, 2018

In an effort to promote European tourism on a global scale, the EU’s portal called “europeanbestdestinations.com” is running its competition for users to have their say on…