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May 1st Marks 43rd Anniversary of Death of Anti-Junta Hero Panagoulis

May 1, 2019 marks the forty-third anniversary of Alexandros Panagoulis' death on the first of May in 1976 in Athens. Panagoulis became well-known for his...

May Day: Thousands March Across Greece to Commemorate Labor Day

Thousands of people, including members of trade unions, political parties and workers, marched in Athens and many other major Greek cities on Wednesday to...

Greek Transport Services Will Come to a Halt on Wednesday

There will be no buses, trolleys and electric trains in Athens on Wednesday, May 1 (Labor Day) due to a 24-hour strike declared by...

Crete’s Samaria Gorge Opens to Public on May 1

Samaria Gorge in Crete will open for visitors on May 1, the local authorities have confirmed. According to an announcement, the forestry agency has taken...

Labour Day Strike Action to Disrupt Public Transport Services on May 1

Public transport in Greece will be affected by strikes marking the May 1 Labour Day holiday on Monday, with reduced bus services in Athens...

No Trains on Monday Due to Labor Day Strike Action

There will be no trains running on the Labor Day holiday on May 1, including on the Proastiakos suburban railway line, following a decision...

Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

The celebration of May Day has its roots in ancient times. It is the first day of May is considered a celebration of the...

Greek Union Calls May Day Strike

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who has largely escaped the wide-scale protests, strikes and riots against austerity that brought down his predecessor, George Papandreou,...

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