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Greek Islands Plan Shelter for 20,000 Syrian Refugees

The Greek government will initiate operation 'Ioni' to host 20,000 Syrian refugees in an attempt to fulfill Athens' rights obligations under the United Nations...

New National Library, Opera House Work Set

An ambitious private initiative to build a new national library and opera house on the site of a former horse-racing track in Palaio Faliro,...

Battle of Salamis Marked After 2,500 Years

Some 2,500 years ago a naval battle took place in September (although the exact date remains unknown) in the straits between the Greek mainland...

Every Thessaloniki Metro Stop a Museum

“Every Thessaloni metro station can become a small museum. If the archaeological findings of the Athenian metro boosted its fame, the findings in Thessaloniki...

Tsipras Calls for Mass Protests Against Austerity

Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras has dismissed hopes that Greece would get  two-year extension to meet reduce its deficit and...

Samaras Says Grexit Would Be Catastrophe

Again pleading for more time to lower Greece’s deficit and make more deep spending cuts on orders of international lenders, Greek Prime Minister Antonis...

After 2,500 Years, Music on Acropolis’ South Side

For the first time after 2,500 years the south slope of the Acropolis will once again echo the works of Aeschylus and music. Next...

Greek Monuments Still Have No Voice After Video Banned

The Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA) launched a campaign in March this year, an international appeal for the protection of Greece’s cultural heritage and...

Out of the Past: Greeks Fight Crisis With Laughter

Is laughter the best medicine? From the outside looking in, a crisis affecting the economic, political and social structures of a country seems like...

Antikythera Shipwreck, Treasures, Mechanism at Athens Airport

The unique exhibition, The Antikythera Shipwreck: the Ship, the Treasures, the Mechanism, which had been running at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens since...

Time Magazine Says Samaras is Troika’s Darling

It might not be the compliment he'd like, with Greeks furious he's going to impose more austerity measures and critics saying he has kow-towed...

Bartholomew Opposes Turning St. Sofia Church in Trapezounta into Mosque

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, said he opposes Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc's idea to turn the Christian Church of St....

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