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Stricter Measures Imposed in Athens to Limit Spread of Covid

A return to working from home for those employed by both private and public companies, along with stricter crowd control measures, are some of...

Storm “Ianos” Will Bring Severe Weather to Greece Through the Weekend

A series of storms, named "Ianos," will begin affecting Greece starting on Thursday. The region of Attica will be especially hard hit by these...

Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction

A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze...

Wildfire Rages in East Attica Town of Artemida, Evacuations Ordered

On Wednesday, a series of wildfires broke out around east Attica, forcing the evacuation of many towns in the region. And yet another new wildfire...

Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The...

Earthquake Rattles Athens

A 4.3 earthquake hit near the resort town of Rafina, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) east of Athens, on Thursday afternoon. The focal depth was at...

Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the...
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Athens Covered With Thick Black Smoke as Fire Rages at Plastics Factory

A column of thick black smoke has covered Athens as a large fire broke out at a plastics recycling facility on Saturday morning. The fire...

A Summer Day in Athens in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other summer in the whole world in many, many years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and...

Athenians Begin Mass August Exodus Despite Covid-19 Fears

Thousands of Athenians are deserting the Greek capital for their annual August holidays this weekend, despite fears of a new coronavirus wave, while temperatures...

The Great Walk of Athens Promises to Unify Archaeological Sites

The final plan for turning Vasilisis Olgas Avenue in central Athens into a completely pedestrian way was presented by the Municipality of Athens on...

Stunning Photos of Comet Streaking Through Night Sky Over Greece

Constantine Emmanouilidi, a photographer based in Thessaloniki, traveled to Meteora in central Greece to capture this rare cosmic event when comet Neowise crossed over...

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