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The Authentic Greek ‘Tsipouradika’ of Volos

Tsipouro or raki is a pomace brandy produced in Greece and in particular Thessaly (Tsipouro Tyrnavou), Epirus, Macedonia, Mani, and the island of Crete....
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Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However,...

Spiegel: ‘Greece, the Deceptive Calm of August’

German magazine Spiegel published an extensive article titled "Greece, the deceptive calm of August" - referring to the immediate challenges faced by Greek Prime...

Former ELSTAT Chief Andreas Georgiou Opposes Criminal Charges

“I don’t regret it one bit. I’d have done exactly the same again — in a heartbeat,” Andreas Georgiou, former ELSTAT chief said to...

Turkey Threatens to Flood the Aegean Sea With Refugees

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the EU of "humiliating" Turkey and noted once again that the EU-Turkey agreement on migration as well as the...

Greek Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias Wins Gold Medal in Rio (video)

Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias won the gold medal in men's rings on August 15, in the Rio Olympic Games with a score of 16.000...

Dormition of Virgin Mary: When Was the Greatest Summer Celebration Established?

On August 15 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Dormition of the Theotokos, a traditional and family-oriented feast of great significance. It is the...

Refugees on Greek Islands Slowly Overcome Fear of the Sea

The summer months have always been a time of excitement in Greece. Greek citizens, expats, and tourists take long vacations near coastal areas, having carefree...

Greek Gov’t Rejects Early Elections Scenarios

Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili rejects scenarios of early elections in an interview with Efimerida ton Syntakton on Friday. Gerovassili said that the truth is that...

Another 645 Refugees Arrived in Greece Over the Last Week

From August 5 to 12, another 645 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands. This is the largest number of migrants and...

Fires Break Out in the Peloponnese and Corfu

A large wild fire broke out in the area of Gytheio in the Peloponnese on the afternoon of August 12. A total of 17...

Greek Youth: More than 25% Is Neither in Employment Nor in Education

More than 1 in every 4 young persons aged 20-24 was neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET) in Greece (26.1%) in...

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