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The Sweet History of the Oldest Bougatsa Shop in Chania

The Sweet History of the Oldest Bougatsa Shop in Chania Traditional Bougatsa from Iordanis,  in Chania. Credit: Gabi Ancarola A substantial part of Greek culture is made up of the culinary traditions from the traditions passed down from one generation to the next. One such culinary landmark is the delicious pastry called bougatsa. A historic […]

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Dendias – Turkey is divorcing itself from international law

Dendias – Turkey is divorcing itself from international law “Turkey must realize that any escalation of the challenges will bring great costs for it, both diplomatically and financially,” said Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in an interview with the newspaper “Proto Thema”. Asked about this, he replied that it is a fact that there has been […]

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Hellenic Coast Guard: Mass exodus of Athenians from Attica ports to the islands

Hellenic Coast Guard: Mass exodus of Athenians from Attica ports to the islands Port authorities in Attica are facilitating the mass exodus of travelers and excursionists who are leaving the city of Athens in their thousands during the summer’s hottest weekend so far, the Hellenic Coast Guard reported on Saturday, according to ANA On Friday, […]

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Mass exodus of Athenians from Attica ports, says Hellenic Coast Guard

Mass exodus of Athenians from Attica ports, says Hellenic Coast Guard On Friday, 24,776 passengers and 5,420 cars boarded ferries at the port of Piraeus Port authorities in Attica are facilitating the mass exodus of travelers and excursionists who are leaving the city of Athens in their thousands during the summer’s hottest weekend so far, […]

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Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires

Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns rose to six Saturday after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister said. Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations and forcing people to evacuate. The Minister […]

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Recovery fund approved by lawmakers

Recovery fund approved by lawmakers The agreement paving the way for resources from the Next Generation EU fund to be channeled to Greece was ratified in Parliament on Friday on the strength of ruling New Democracy votes. The agreement between Greece and the European Union is formally named “Ratification of the Funding Agreement Between the […]

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Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns

Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns The National Public Health announced today that there have been 2,845 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of which eight were detected at points of entry into the country. The mean age of newly […]

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Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction

Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency collected a total of 1 billion euros from the issue of 26-week treasury bills on Wednesday at a negative interest rate of 0.39%, matching that of the previous such auction on June 30.  The settlement date is on Friday. Source : Newsroom […]

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Revenue from Cyprus tourism shows small rise in May

Revenue from Cyprus tourism shows small rise in May Revenue from tourism increased in May 2021 compared to April of the same year and May 2020, in which due to the restrictive measures no revenue was recorded, CNA reports. According to data released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus on Friday, May 2021 was the second-best […]

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Mykonos, Ios islands a step away from partial lockdown, intensive monitoring of six more islans

Mykonos, Ios islands a step away from partial lockdown, intensive monitoring of six more islans Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced today that two of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, Mykonos and Ios, are just a step away from a mini-lockdown due to the spike in COVID-19 cases on these islands […]

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The History of Gymnastics from Ancient Greece to Today

The History of Gymnastics from Ancient Greece to Today A fresco from the 15th century BC showing the gymnastic feat of leaping over a bull. Heraklion, Crete. The scene is almost replicated today, showing how early tests such as this played a part in the history of gymnastics. Credit: Jebulon/CC0 As the world watches the […]

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Unvaccinated students carred from universities in Greece after autumn

Unvaccinated students carred from universities in Greece after autumn Students who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t be allowed into classrooms when the school year begins in the autumn as the New Democracy government steps up its push for people to be protected. Deputy Education Minister Angelos Syrigos, a university professor, told Mega TV that all […]

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Mitsotakis: Greece, Cyprus will never resign from right to self-defense

Mitsotakis: Greece, Cyprus will never resign from right to self-defense Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday underlined that both Greece and Cyprus will never resign from the “paramount right”, as he said, to self-defense, speaking with visiting Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades by his side. The statement was obviously aimed at the neighboring Erdogan-led Turkey, […]

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TLTRO funds at 14% of assets

TLTRO funds at 14% of assets Moody’s sees benefits but also risks from the increased lending of commercial banks by the European Central Bank’s long-term financing program, which is at historically high levels, with Greek banks remaining the largest borrowers in terms of assets (Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations – TLTRO capital corresponds to 14% of […]

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US Gymnast Biles Withdraws from Team Event After Stumble

US Gymnast Biles Withdraws from Team Event After Stumble US gymnast Simone Biles, a four time Olympic gold medal winner, has withdrawn from the team event in Tokyo. Credit: United States gymnast Simone Biles, universally acknowledged as the best gymnast in history, withdrew from the team event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday after stumbling […]

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Thessaloniki man arrested after firing shots from balcony

Thessaloniki man arrested after firing shots from balcony Police in Thessaloniki have arrested a 39-year-old man after he fired shots from a shotgun from his first-floor balcony at noon on Monday. The shots were not targeted at any object or person and no one was injured. In a subsequent search of the man’s residence, in […]

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Editorial To Vima: The other road for the Cyprus problem

Editorial To Vima: The other road for the Cyprus problem From the Turkish invasion of Cyprus (code named “Attila” after Attila the Hun) in July, 1974, the prospect of a solution of the Cyprus problem seems like a minefield and the re-unification of the island, despite many efforts, appears impossible. That is because diachronically Ankara […]

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Skertsos: The vaccinations have reduced the hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19

Skertsos: The vaccinations have reduced the hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 The vaccinations have significantly reduced the hospitalisations and the deaths from Covid-19 and consequently the burden to the health system, stated Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Akis Skertsos in a post on the social media on Monday. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ Skertsos compared the […]

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Mandatory shots for other groups on ice

Mandatory shots for other groups on ice The government has decided to refrain from imposing additional restrictions and, above all, compulsory vaccination for occupational categories other than health care workers and nursing home staff, at least until the end of August, when it can better assess the progress of the inoculation program and the course […]

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Greece’s COVID-19 unvaccinated people won’t be barred from retail stores

Greece’s COVID-19 unvaccinated people won’t be barred from retail stores After planning to offer access benefits to those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, Greece’s New Democracy will let those who refuse mix with them in retail stores and shopping sites. Deputy Interior Minister Stelios Petsas defended the decision, insisting that what’s left of health measures […]

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No retail store ban planned for unaccinated

No retail store ban planned for unaccinated The government has no plans to ban unvaccinated citizens from entering retail stores, according to Deputy Interior Minister Stelios Petsas. “In terms of retail, even with lower vaccination rates, the use of health protocols and the mask has prevented the virus spreading in the past. Therefore, at the […]

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The History of Greektown in Chicago from the 1840s to Now

The History of Greektown in Chicago from the 1840s to Now Greektown, Chicago, before the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Thomas Sly San Francisco/CC BY-SA 2.0 As with many cities throughout North America, the creation of Greektown in Chicago came about after Greek ship captains arrived in the city in the 1840s from New Orleans by way […]

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(Natural News) Covid vaccines from Pfizer destroy every system of the human body

(Natural News) Covid vaccines from Pfizer destroy every system of the human body (Natural News) The Israeli People Committee (IPC), a citizen-led group of Israeli health experts, has issued an urgent warning that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” from Pfizer damages virtually every system of the human body. While much of the attention, at least […]

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Jennifer Aniston Makes $20 Million a Year From “Friends”

Jennifer Aniston Makes $20 Million a Year From “Friends” Jennifer Aniston. Credit: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons/ Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Jennifer Aniston made a lot of money from “Friends” while it was on the air, but a recent report from “USA Today” revealed the actress still makes $20 million per year from the series. Aniston and the […]

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Firefighters battle blaze in Crete

Firefighters battle blaze in Crete Firefighters from across Crete are battling a blaze that broke out on Thursday evening near a village in the eastern part of the island. High winds are frustrating the firefighters’ efforts to control the blaze, near the village of Prina, which lies on the border between the municipalities of Ierapetra […]

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30 people rescued from boat carrying migrants

30 people rescued from boat carrying migrants A search and rescue operation was underway about 60 nautical miles southeast of Crete after authorities received an emergency call from a boat carrying an unknown number of migrants, Greece’s coast guard said. The coast guard said 30 people had been rescued from the sea by Thursday evening […]

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Risks from new check extension

Risks from new check extension Checks that have stayed on ice for many months constitute a ticking time bomb for the economy, as they add up to 4 billion euros and will have to be cashed at some point, alongside the other accumulated debts of €40 billion. The suspension of check payments is being extended […]

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Food service to benefit most from subsidy

Food service to benefit most from subsidy Businesses in the sectors of food service, as well as tourism and retail commerce will benefit most from the state subsidies for fixed expenditure, according to data published by the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. They showed that a total of 30,922 businesses will receive vouchers toward their tax […]

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Croatia demands Covid test from arrivals from Cyprus

Croatia demands Covid test from arrivals from Cyprus Croatia will impose obligatory Covid-19 tests for visitors coming from Britain, Russia and Cyprus from this Monday, July 26, the state health institute said on Wednesday. “Due to the worsening of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Russia, as an additional measure for people […]

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Alltours promotes Corfu on the German market

Alltours promotes Corfu on the German market A total of 120 travel agents and journalists from German media were invited last weekend by Alltours, one of the leading German tour operators, to Corfu, to discover the beauties of the island. Alltours, which cooperates in Corfu with Danaos Travel, handles over 1.7 million passengers worldwide annually […]

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