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New York Actress Anthoula Katsimatides Runs for Office on Tiny Greek Island
Actor, writer and producer Anthoula Katsimatides announced recently that she is running for office in the birthplace of her parents — the beautiful island of Nisyros in the Dodecanese.
Turkey condemns European parliament committee call to suspend accession
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized on Thursday as “unacceptable” a vote by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee calling for the suspension of EU accession negotiations with it.
Greece Opens Bidding for Hellenikon Casino
The Hellenic Gaming Commission announced on Friday that they would begin to accept bids for a license for a casino to be opened at Hellinikon. The gaming facility would be part of the 8 billion euro project to develop Athens’ vast former airport complex.
Tourism Sees Record Year As Over 30 Million Visit Greece in 2018
The number of people who traveled to Greece in 2018 totaled 30.12 million, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday. This staggering number reflects an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2017, when 27.19 million people visited the country.
Greece’s Aegean Airlines Adds Seven New International Destinations
Aegean Airlines will begin service to seven new international destinations from its hub in Athens in 2019, it announced in a statement on Wednesday. According to the company, Athens will be directly connected to Marrakesh, Casablanca, Ibiza, Valencia, Sarajevo, Tunis and Skopje, while another flight
Budget Airline Offers Australia-Greece Flight from $299
The Singaporean low-cost airline named “Scoot” this week launched what it is calling its “Deal of the Decade” sale, including flights from Australia to Greece beginning at $299.
Five Projects Which Will Change the Face of the Athens Riviera
Only a few kilometers from the center of Athens, much of Attica’s coastline, from Mikrolimano in Piraeus to Sounio, is currently a construction site as the bold project to rejuvenate the spectacular seashore area is now under way.
Greece and North Macedonia agree to end roaming charges
The agreement was signed during a visit of Greek digital minister Nikos Pappas in Skopje, where he met with his North Macedonian counterpart Damjan Mancevski. [Greek digital ministry]
Mykonos Flaunts its Green Side as Spring Arrives (video)
This magnificent video of the landscape of the island of Mykonos in late February shows a different side of the cosmopolitan island. As Spring begins to arrive, the landscape is becoming green and lush and yellow flowers have flooded the fields, creating an idyllic scene.
Teenage Greek-American Fashion Designer Rocks New York
Despina Kotsis, of MINX NYC, is making waves in the fashion world, designing her own New York, “Greek-centric”- inspired streetwear brand. The Greek Reporter caught up with this blossoming star in New York, where she is working on her 2019 collection which will launch soon.
The Beginning of Homelessness in Cyprus
A landlord on Cyprus decided last Christmastime to evict over 100 of his tenants from the rundown apartment building he owns in Nicosia. He gave the occupants only eight days’ notice to vacate the premises, and turned off the electricity and water supply as a way of intimidation.
Champions League: AEK Athens get suspended ban over crowd trouble
AEK Athens have been given a suspended ban from European competitions by Uefa for crowd trouble in their Champions League game with Ajax in November. Riot police clashed with Ajax fans in the Olympic Stadium and flares were thrown in the Dutch club's 2-0 win.
Thessaloniki’s Modiano Market To Be Completely Renovated
The Central Council of Greece’s Contemporary Monuments decided earlier this week to approve an architectural team’s plan to renovate the historic Modiano Market in Thessaloniki.
Cold Wave Oceanis Will Not Bring Snow in Athens
The cold wave “Oceanis” that is expected to hit Greece at the weekend will bring snow to the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki but not in Athens, according to the latest weather reports on Friday.
New #OhMyGreece Campaign Promotes Greek Tourist Destinations (video)
A new video has been released by Discover Greece, a travel web portal devoted to travel news which is owned by the organization “Marketing Greece”. The video, titled “Oh My Greece! Unlock the Feeling” will be used to promote the Greek tourist product for the 2019 season.
Greece races to move refugees from island branded a 'new Lesbos'
Greek authorities are scrambling to house almost 4,000 people crammed into an overflowing migrant camp in Samos, as aid groups warn of a “humanitarian disaster” on one of Europe’s forgotten frontlines.
Acropolis Obscured: Greeks Angry at Construction Near the “Holy Rock”
Two new buildings under construction near the Acropolis have caused a public outrage because their height has already blocked some views of the ancient Greek monument. The two ten-story hotels under construction are near the Acropolis Museum in the Koukaki neighborhood. Their thirty-meter height has
The History of Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes: A Brisk Primer Narrated by Brian Cox
Ancient Greece never existed. Before you click away, fearing a truly brazen attempt at historical revisionism, let's put that statement in context. Ancient Greece "was no state with an established border or capital, but rather a multitude of distinct and completely independent cities." So says the v
Two Greek Women Ready To Conquer Mount Everest
Two Greek women are poised for their attempt to conquer the world’s highest mountain, Everest, on April 5, 2019. Vanessa Archontidou, a mother of two, and her teammate Christina Flambouri have already topped the summits of the highest mountains on five continents. They are now turning their attentio
Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of “Zorba the Greek” Author Lives On
Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of dozens of novels, poems, plays and short stories, his works have been translated into practically every written language on the planet.