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Acropolis Hill, Ancient Agora to close on June 18, 20

Acropolis Hill, Ancient Agora to close on June 18, 20 The Antiquities Ephorate of Athens on Tuesday announced that the Acropolis Hill, including the slopes, archaeological site, as well as the archaeological site and the Museum of the Ancient Agora, will be closed to visitors for a few hours on Friday and Sunday. The Acropolis […]

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The Best Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops in Athens

The Best Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops in Athens A secondhand/thrift store in Athens called the Kilo Shop. Credit: Greek Reporter Athens is full of thrift stores, vintage shops, and secondhand retailers for all those hunting for unique fashion finds or environmentally friendly clothing options. Fashion lovers have long hunted for special clothing items and […]

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ATHEX: Non-bank stocks take index higher

ATHEX: Non-bank stocks take index higher The benchmark of the Athens bourse climbed to another 16-month high on Monday thanks to moderate gains by non-bank blue chips such as Lamda Development, GEK Terna and Coca-Cola HBC. The week’s first session saw the main index moving in quite a narrow range and on rather low turnover, […]

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Athens: 60 million euros have been invested by film productions this year

Athens: 60 million euros have been invested by film productions this year With the aim of developing film tourism in Athens, the Minister of Tourism Mr. Haris Theocharis and the Mayor of Athens Mr. Costas Bakogiannis signed today a memorandum of cooperation, inaugurating a series of joint actions, within the Athens Film Office of the […]

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You’d Better Believe it: Fascinating Facts about Greece

You’d Better Believe it: Fascinating Facts about Greece The Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Credit: Christophe Meneboeuf/CC BY-SA 3.0 Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, the birthplace of democracy, that it has a stunningly beautiful coastline, and that our Independence Day is March 25th. However, there are some facts that very few […]

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US Ambassador to Athens: Greece is a place where you can touch history

US Ambassador to Athens: Greece is a place where you can touch history “If I had to choose something from Greece, this would not be a specific place but a … thing. It would be light. I do not think that Greeks always realize this. There is something very special about this country,” US Ambassador […]

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Athens Stock Exchange: New strategy with emphasis on development sectors

Athens Stock Exchange: New strategy with emphasis on development sectors Supporting the development of the Greek economy, through the promotion of “crown jewel” companies, the emphasis on development sectors such as green energy, tourism, agricultural production, and real estate, the increase of negotiable securities and derivatives through new products and partnerships with smaller stock exchanges […]

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Open-Air Film Festival | Athens | To August 20

Open-Air Film Festival | Athens | To August 20 The wildly popular Athens Open-Air Film Festival is back, showing its selections at cinemas, parks, museums and gardens all over the capital. The festival starts on June 14 with Thomas Vinterberg’s 2020 comedy drama “Another Round” followed on June 15 by Wong Kar-wai’s romantic drama “In […]

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Athens viewed as a cycling city

Athens viewed as a cycling city Athens ranks among the World’s Best Cities For A Beautiful Bike Ride, according to Instagram data processed by specialist insurance website MoneyBeach.co.uk. The Greek capital is among the cities with the most cycling-related photos shared per square kilometer, the research has shown. Ranking in the top 10, the likes […]

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Athens Public Transport Tickets Now Sold Online

Athens Public Transport Tickets Now Sold Online Athens public transport tickets will now be available online, increasing convenience for the thousands of people who use the system annually. Credit: Michael F. Mehnert/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 Athens public transport tickets are now available for purchase online as well as in physical stations, thanks to a much […]

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Athens hit-and-run victim may be missing transgender woman, reports say

Athens hit-and-run victim may be missing transgender woman, reports say A 64-year-old transgender woman who went missing from an Athens psychiatric hospital on April 6 has reportedly been tentatively identified as the victim of a hit-and-run accident that took place on the capital’s southern coast three days later. According to unconfirmed reports on Friday, a […]

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Von der Leyen in Athens on Thursday for talks on nat’l post-pandemic recovery plan

Von der Leyen in Athens on Thursday for talks on nat’l post-pandemic recovery plan EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen returns to Greece next week as part of her visits to member-states, with meetings expected to directly focus on each state’s national post-pandemic recovery and reliance plan. The Commission head will be in Athens […]

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Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens

Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries  (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021, ANA reports.Issues related to the […]

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PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens

PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. Issues regarding the management of the pandemic, the […]

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EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday

EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday A meeting of the Ministers of European and Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta (EU-Med7) will be held in Athens on Friday, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. […]

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Burglar beats up centenarian in west Athens break-in

Burglar beats up centenarian in west Athens break-in Police is searching for a burglar who beat up a 100-year-old woman in her house in west Athens early Friday morning. The suspect is believed to have entered the house in Ilion through a window at 3.30 a.m. and tied up the housekeeper. He then hit the […]

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Work to start on Athens metro’s Line 4

Work to start on Athens metro’s Line 4 Construction of Line 4 of the Athens metro is about to begin, after several years of delays, Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis told Parliament’s Committee on Production and Trade. The first phase of Line 4 contains 15 stations over a distance of nearly 13 kilometers, from the […]

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Danae & Dionysios | Athens | June 12 & 13

Danae & Dionysios | Athens | June 12 & 13 Internationally acclaimed choreographers Danae Dimitriadi and Dionysios Alamanos take inspiration from the Dance of Zalongo, a harrowing chapter of the Greek War of Independence in which dozens of women opted to fall to their deaths, taking their children with them, rather than succumb to Ottoman […]

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Thousands Join Strike Protest in Athens Against Labor Bill

Thousands Join Strike Protest in Athens Against Labor Bill Demonstrators at Syntagma Square. Credit: Twitter/George Mourmouris Thousands of demonstrators joined a strike protest in central Athens on Thursday against the new labor bill proposed by the Greek conservative government. A march, organized by trade unions demanding the withdrawal of the contentious bill, was held by […]

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DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens 2021: Χιλιάδες σημαντικά εκθέματα…

DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens 2021: Χιλιάδες σημαντικά εκθέματα… Με χιλιάδες σημαντικά εκθέματα από 312 βιομηχανίες της Ελλάδας, των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, του Ισραήλ, της Γαλλίας, της Ολλανδίας και 16 ακόμη κρατών, θα ανοίξει σε λίγες μέρες, τις πύλες της η διεθνής έκθεση αμυντικής βιομηχανίας DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens. Η έκθεση DEFEA θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις […]

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Athens Plunges on World’s Most Livable Cities List

Athens Plunges on World’s Most Livable Cities List Athens has dropped significantly in this year’s most livable cities index. Credit: Greek Reporter Athens has plunged to the bottom of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest ranking of the world’s most livable cities. The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a major effect on this years list, with […]

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Athens travel pass to be sold online

Athens travel pass to be sold online The new and improved website of the Athens Urban Transport Organization (oasa.gr) allows passengers to get all the different types of Ath.ena Card travel passes online – making life much easier for commuters and reducing lines at ticket stations – but also to top up existing cards with […]

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Athens Concert Hall celebrates World Music Day at Megaron garden

Athens Concert Hall celebrates World Music Day at Megaron garden Athens Concert Hall is celebrating World Music Day on June 21 at its Megaron Garden, on summer solstice, with three special concerts at two different stages. The event was first held at Megaron Hall in 2013 and has since become a cornerstone of summer entertainment […]

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Megaron Gala with Mehta | Athens | June 14

Megaron Gala with Mehta | Athens | June 14 The great Zubin Mehta conducts the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Brahms’ Symphony No 2, while violinist Pinchas Zukerman performs the German composer’s only violin concerto at the Herod Atticus Theater on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street beneath the Acropolis on June 14. This spectacular show is […]

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Pocket parks”: Expanding to the neighborhoods of Athens – A new “oasis” of greenery in Metaxourgio

Pocket parks”: Expanding to the neighborhoods of Athens – A new “oasis” of greenery in Metaxourgio The planning of the Municipality of Athens for free space in the neighborhoods of the city and the creation of green spaces everywhere, continues with the innovative “pocket parks”, which are growing rapidly. These small “oases” are created in […]

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Greece Braces for General Strike Against New Labor Law

Greece Braces for General Strike Against New Labor Law The Athens metro will be closed on Thursday as trade unions strike against labor bill. Credit: AMNA Greece is bracing for a 24-hour general strike on Thursday called by country’s trade union federations, in protest to the government’s labor bill. The strike called by the General […]

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PM Mitsotakis to open EU-Med7 ministers’ meeting in Athens on Friday

PM Mitsotakis to open EU-Med7 ministers’ meeting in Athens on Friday A meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries (EU-Med7) will be held in Athens on Friday, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. The Ministerial Meeting wil be held in […]

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Mysteries of Keros’ smashed idols explored in Athens show

Mysteries of Keros’ smashed idols explored in Athens show Visitors to the Athens Municipal Gallery will be fascinated by the fragments of idols and mended pots that appear haphazardly laid out around the space, just as the archaeologists were who first discovered the shards on the uninhabited island of Keros dating to the early Cycladic […]

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Emirates: Daily Athens – New York flight

Emirates: Daily Athens – New York flight Emirates launched its daily flights from Athens to Newark Liberty International Airport in New York on June 1, offering Greece’s only daily direct connection to the United States throughout the year. The importance of this connection is twofold, as on the one hand it offers the opportunity to […]

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Ursula von der Leyen to visit Athens, on the Recovery Fund

Ursula von der Leyen to visit Athens, on the Recovery Fund Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives in Athens on June 17 According to “To Vima” newspaper, she is expected to announce, in the most official way, the pre-approval of the Greek Recovery Fund, amounting to 59 billion euros. The final approval by the […]

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