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Ashura Festival in Athens Climaxes with Bloody Self-Flagellation

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered in Piraeus, south of Athens, to mark the day of Ashura, the tenth day of in the Islamic calendar. The ritual involved self-flagellation,...

40 Years of Greek Popular Music at Margaritis’ Concert

A host of Greek singers and composers will gather on Monday September 28 at Athens's Theatro Vraxon to pay tribute to Giogros Margaritis, one...

Trial on Bakari Henderson’s Murder Starts in Greece

The trial of nine men accused of fatally beating a U.S. tourist while vacationing in Greece has started on Friday in the city of...

New Poll Confirms Greece’s Opposition Lead

A new poll released on Thursday gives opposition New Democracy a 9.5 percent lead over governing SYRIZA. The poll was conducted by Pulse for Skai...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger", is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much...

PAOK Lose, Olympiacos Draws in Europe League Openers (video)

PAOK and Olympiacos opened their Europa League campaigns in disappointing fashion against superior opponents. In Thessaloniki, PAOK was outclassed by Chelsea losing 1-0, while...

Greek Archaeologists Claim Government Plans Selling Historical Sites

The Greek Ministry of Culture dismissed on Thursday allegations by archaeologists that a series of archaeological sites are to be privatized. In a statement it...

Greece’s Main Opposition Ahead of SYRIZA in Latest Poll

Greece's main opposition New Democracy (ND) is leading governing SYRIZA by 8.8 percent in a poll released on Wednesday by Star TV. The MRB poll shows...

Dozens of Traditional Boats Celebrate Greece’s Seafaring Heritage (photos)

Dozens of traditional wooden boats of different sizes gathered at the Aegean island of Paros last weekend in celebration of traditional sailing vessels. Caïques for...

Record Number of Foreign Investors Use ‘Golden Visa’ Scheme in Greece

Record numbers of non-EU investors are granted the "Golden Visa" scheme that entitles them to a Greek residence permit in return for major investments,...

AEK Bows to Superior Ajax in Champions League Opener (video)

AEK were outclassed in their Champions League opener against Ajax on Wednesday as the SuperLeague champions were beaten soundly 3-0 at the Johan Cruyff...

Athens University Medical School Among Top 150 Worldwide

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has been given an overall ranking of 228 in the National Taiwan University Rankings of world universities...

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