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Swarms of Butterflies Pass through Cyprus

Dozens of unique kinds of butterflies have been passing through Cyprus by the millions this week, putting on a multicolor show for nature enthusiasts,...

The Greek Tradition of Eating Hake on March 25th

March 25th is the most important national holiday for Greece because it is the day Greeks revolted against the Ottomans and eventually gained their...

Greece Beats Liechtenstein 2-0 in European Cup Qualifiers Opening Game (video)

Two goals from Kostas Fortounis and Anastasios Donis gave Greece a 2-0 win over Liechtenstein in the 2020 European Cup Qualifiers Group J in Vaduz on...

Daylight Savings Time Changes Next Sunday in Greece

Next Sunday, March 31st, clocks in Greece will turn one hour ahead for daylight savings time. At 3 a.m., clocks will be set at...

Anna Korakaki Wins Silver Medal in European Shooting Championship

Greek champion in shooting Anna Korakaki won her first medal in the level of women by winning the silver in the 10-meter air pistol...

Historic Asteras Vouliagmenis Resort Re-Opens March 29

Asteras Vouliagmenis, the emblematic resort of the Athens Riviera, re-opens on March 29 as Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens to revive its glory...

Uproar in Greece over the Arrest of a 90-Year-Old Woman

The arrest of a 90-year-old woman in Thessaloniki on Thursday for selling handmade knit woolen shoes without a license has generated uproar in Greek...

Gossip as a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

In Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs, a nosy slave listens to his master's conversations and spreads them around town, resulting in his master's horrible misfortunes. The Aristophanes...

Adoption Procedures in Greece Updated and Streamlined

New Greek laws on adopting and fostering children, which were instituted in May of 2018, aim to make the once notoriously onerous procedures less time-consuming and...

The Greek Heart Surgeon Who Has Operated on 15,000 Children For Free

Greek media have given Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos many names. They have called him "the doctor of the poor," "a saint without a halo," "the...

Greece Remembers the Iconic Melina Mercouri

It has been 25 years since Melina Mercouri died this day in 1994 but her picture in front of the Parthenon that adorns the...

How the Mines of Laurion Saved Ancient Athens — and Western Civilization

Laurion, Greece, which lies approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Athens between Thoricus and Sounion, was famous in ancient times for its productive...

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