Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Lent and the Holy Week

The last day of Lent and the Holy week is Holy Saturday -- the day in which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and...

Holy Friday Celebrated by Orthodox and Catholic Churches on Syros

The procession of the Epitaph is one of the main features of the island of Syros, an island with both Orthodox and Catholic believers. All...

Court Suspends Immediate Arrest of Rebel Mount Athos Abbot Pending Appeal

The call for the immediate arrest of the rebel abbot of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos has been suspended by a Thessaloniki appeals court,...

Greek PM: ‘We are Under Pressure, but also have Political Momentum’

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday addressed his cabinet saying that the agreement with creditors is "defendable" and that the International Monetary Fund...

Turkey to Conduct Seismic Research in the Aegean

Turkey's seismic exploration ship Oruc Reis will start operating in the Aegean as early as next week, Daily Sabah says. Energy and Natural Resources Minister...

For Fifth Night in a Row Riot Police Come Under Attack in Athens

On Wednesday evening for the fifth night in a row riot police at various stations in the center of Athens in the district of...

Tourist Boat Catches Fire and Sinks 100m Off Mykonos

A tourist boat caught fire and finally sank 100 meters from a Mykonos coast early on Thursday morning, but all 10 people on board...

How Greeks Celebrate Holy Thursday, The Last Supper

On Holy Thursday, Greeks celebrate the saddest day of the Holy Week as it marks Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth. The Greek Orthodox Church...

Mitsotakis: Greece Is a Country That Punishes Hard Work and Criminalizes Success

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday Greece is a country that punishes hard work and criminalizes success, after a meeting with self-employed...

Greek State Dodges Payments to Suppliers

The Greek State has only paid 47.2 million euros in the first two months of 2017 out of the 3.8 billion it owes to...

Over 30,000 Migrants Arrived in Greece Since Turkey-EU Deal in March 2016

Despite the fact that the migrant influx to Greece has slowed down since the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, 30,565 asylum seekers landed on...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki on Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday and eat it on Easter Sunday. Early in the...

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