Dormition of Virgin Mary – Greek August 15 Customs

On August 15, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the dormition of Virgin Mary and her resurrection before entering Heaven. The Dormition of the Virgin is the...

Uninsured Labor on the Rise in Greek Islands

Social security fund IKA and Labor Ministry inspectors have recorded many “exceptional” incidents in checks they conducted in 25 tourist areas during the past few...

Racist and Hateful Slogans by Greek Soldiers Cause International Turmoil

A video showing Greek soldiers in Stavrovouni, Cyprus, chanting hateful slogans against Turkey and Albania has caused widespread reactions in Greece and abroad. The video was aired...

Only an Eighth of Unemployed Greeks Receive Benefits

According to data released by the Greek Employment Organization (OAED), only one in eight unemployed Greeks is receiving help from the Greek state. Unemployment benefits...

Despite Reports Mount Athos Avaton Not Repealed

Greek Newspaper "Orthodoxos Typos," recently reported that the World Council of Churches (WCC) decided the repeal of Mount Athos avaton, allowing women to visit the...

Greek Businessman Commits Suicide in Public

Not able to cope with the pain of his illness, a Greek businessman decided to put an end to his life by shooting himself in front of...

Athens to Create Electronic Operations Center

The City of Athens is planning to create an electronic operations center in order to monitor public property, as well as improve the municipality’s...

4.2 Million in Medical Supplies Donated to Greek Hospitals

A donation of medical supplies through the program "Give for Greece" has benefited many Greek hospitals.  The "Give for Greece" program is funded by...

The Best Greek Scientists Exiled from Greece

In his last book, John P. A. Ioannidis, professor in Disease Prevention, Pathology, Health Research and Policy and Statistics at Stanford University, praises the...

Activists Demand New Investigation Into Farmakonisi Deaths

In January 2014, a small boat that was transporting illegal migrants in Greek waters went under during a Greek Coast Guard operation near the...
Lalaria beach on Skiathos Island, Greece

One of Greece’s Most Famous Beaches Is Being Destroyed

Local residents and tourists are gradually destroying Lalaria, an impressive beach on the Greek island of Skiathos that is famous across the world for its natural...

Bribery Receiving Doctors Are Not Punished

Disciplinary councils in Greece are letting off easy doctors who have received briberies. At the same time, despite dozens of complaints about doctors who receive...

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