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The beautiful GEOPARKS of Greece

Can you think of an area that combines geology with environment, sustainable development, culture and tourism? Well, the answer is Global Geoparks. According to UNESCO, that has developed a Network …

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Why Gold prices go up and down in five charts

The price of gold has reached almost US$1,760 (£1,438) per troy ounce in recent days. This is causing euphoria among long-term gold investors, who have seen the price rise from …

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Nothing could stop this man from marrying the woman of his dreams; Not even COVID-19

Vasili (Vas) Georgiou and Jen Proudfoot met in Antarctica where they spent 15 months working together as expeditioners for The Australian Antarctic Division at Davis Station, but their romance didn’t …

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The adventures of a nine-year-old boy in the battle of Crete

Our story begins in Antikythera in 1941, with Spiros Ploumidis, as a young boy on top of a hill, witnessing the first German airborne attack, which marked the beginning of …

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Interesting facts from the Battle of Crete: 20 May to 31 May

1. Importance in history The historians’ jury is still out as to whether the diversion of German troops to the Battles of Greece and Crete ultimately doomed the invasion of …

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The Greek American vegan who is close to US President Donald Trump

Greek American Philip Nicozisis, the chairman of Nico Properties Group, has three passions: business, veganism and US President Donald Trump. An experienced businessman and real estate investor, Mr Nicozisis is …

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The incredible adventure of a 52-year-old photograph from the occupied territories of Cyprus, to London to faraway Australia

In 2001, two years before the Turkish Cypriot government allowed people to pass through roadblocks, Andy Konstantinou visited the occupied territories of Cyprus. His British passport gave him access to take …

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Commemorating the Pontian Genocide on 19 May

In 1994 the Hellenic Parliament declared 19 May, the day Mustafa Kemal landed in Samsun, as a “Day of Remembrance for the Greek Genocide in Asia Minor”. The Coordinating Committee …

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Greek inheritance and property ownership can mean heartache for Greeks abroad, but there are solutions

Property ownership in Greece is complicated. Even locals need to navigate through intricate land tax regulations and unusual legalisation processes when dealing with their properties. The task of managing land …

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The legendary Pontian paratrooper Sonia Sofia Stefanidou

The first Greek paratrooper to go to battle with the Germans as a secret agent in WWII was Sonia Sofia Stefanidou, the eldest daughter of Pontian doctor Filopomenas Stefanidis. Born …