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Why Greeks Smash a Pomegranate on New Year’s Day

Breaking the pomegranate on New Year's Day is an Ancient Greek holiday tradition, with its origins in the Peloponnese or Serres, and later spreading...

Migrant Inflow Continues: 69 Asylum Seekers Rescued in the Aegean

Two vessels with refugees and migrants sank in the Eastern Aegean on Sunday with Frontex and the Greek Coast Guard rescuing a total of...

Missing Ancient Artifact ‘Stone of Nikouria’ Rediscovered on Amorgos

An ancient stone tablet bearing a historic inscription of the Resolution of Nikouria, dating back to the 3rd century BC, has resurfaced on the...

Actress and Singer Marianna Toli Passes Away

Acclaimed actress and singer Marianna Toli, who represented Greece at the 1977 Eurovision song contest passed away on Saturday, after a long battle with...

Podariko: The Greek New Year’s Custom is Still Alive

One of the oldest customs Greeks follow with the advent of the New Year is called “podariko”, from the root pod-, or foot, roughly...

Greek PM Tsipras Announces New International University in Thessaloniki

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday announced the creation of a new international university headquartered in Thessaloniki and operating various departments in Thessaloniki, Serres,...

Greek Postal Service Has Santa’s Helpers Answer Children’s Letters

For the past 27 years, the Hellenic Post (ELTA) has offered a special service to children who send letters to Santa Claus: the kids...

Athens Commuters to Decide on New Tram Color

Athenians will be the ones to decide on the color of the new tram, as the company operating the Athens tram network will conduct...

Greece to Face Increased Water Shortages

Greece is among the countries predicted to face increased water shortages before the end of the century, according to a study by the European...

FYROM President Calls on Lawmakers to Reject Name Agreement with Greece

The President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, on Friday, called on MPs to vote against the name deal with Greece,...

Greece Lags Behind in Minimum Wage, Purchasing Power

Greece is close to the bottom among countries regarding the minimum wages earned by workers, and Greeks have little real purchasing power, according to data from Germany's Wirtschafts-und...

Greeks’ Primary Residence Protection Extended for Two Months

The Greek government and the country’s biggest banks agreed to extend by two months legislation which protects the primary residence of debtors in Athens...

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