Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

Easter is a moveable feast celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox full moon (i.e. on Sunday after the full moon of...

Athens January Warmest in Years

This January was the warmest for 118 years in Athens, according to the data released by the National Observatory of Athens. According to scientists, February was also...

Crete School Seeks Parental Consent for Holy Communion

The director of an elementary school in Ierapetra in Crete, Greece, has asked parents to confirm that their children are prepared to receive Holy...

Greek PM Announces Social Measures to Help Homeless

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday night announced a raft of new social measures to support homeless people, after meeting the ministers of health and labor. “We must...

Arms Bribery Suspect Returns €2.5m to Greek State

Greek businessman Panayiotis Efstathiou, a key suspect in the German arms bribery scandal, has returned about 2.5 million euros to the Greek state. According to...

Abstaining From Sex Is Part of Fasting

Nearly every known denomination features certain periods during which the faithful are obliged to follow certain rules, abstain from certain food, from any lusts...

Kavala, Greece To Host CERN Computer Summer School

The computer school of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known by its French acronym CERN, will set up at the Kavala Institute of...

Shop Staff and Police Clash in Athens Over Sunday Opening

Clashes occurred in Athens today when police tried to evict a gathering of shop workers protesting Sunday opening hours. One protesters was injured in the incident, which occured on...

The Last Chairmaker of Komotini

“Bring out your old chairs, folks... here comes the chairbler!” Such is the cry of Hussein Ismet, the last chair-maker of Komotini in northern Greece, as...

Greek Coast Guard Locates 45 Migrants on Lesvos, Greece

The Greek coast guard officers tracked down 45 out of 50 undocumented migrants of whom the Greek authorities were in search for on Saturday...

NATO’s Naval Exercises Massacre Whales in Crete

The photo that the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki published, depicting stranded whales along the south-east shores of Crete has brought forth a great deal...

Metro and Tram Favorite Transport in Athens

A survey has revealed that most Athenians prefer the metro or tram to the bus or trolleybus. The survey was conducted by Greece's  Center for...

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