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Petition launched to stop new building projects from “boxing” in the Acropolis

Athens is defined by a hotchpotch of layers as periods of the city’s history straddle over previous ones, merging in a convoluted way to present the modern-day capital’s present identity. …

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244,765 immigrants caught in Australian citizenship limbo

Two years have passed since Labor MP Julian Hill, member for the Victorian seat of Bruce, started pressing Peter Dutton for reasons as to why there were huge delays in …

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Here’s what Orthodox Greeks do to honour the dead

Banksy may well be Greek bearing in mind his famous quote that states that “you die twice. One time when you stop breathing, and a second time, a bit later …

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Greek Australian publisher Theodore Skalkos dead, aged 87

Theodore Skalkos, the publisher of The Greek Herald  had a stroke on Tuesday. He was rushed to the hospital and died soon after. Mr Skalkos had played a pivotal role …

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Council of Europe denounces Greece in damning report on conditions in migrant camps

Greece has often been denounced for the “inhumane and degrading” conditions of migrant camps, and the latest report by the European Committee’s Prevention of Torture (CPT) is as damning as …

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Norwegian Air announces Athens-New York flights for $159

Norwegian Air’s new summer deals are very cheap with tickets starting at $159 for a one-way flight from Athens International Airport to the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The low …

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Greek lovers did not rise to the occasion on Valentine’s Day

Much ado has been made of Greek lovers, however they did not rise to the occasion on Valentine’s Day. The feast may have been enthusiastically celebrated around the world, but …

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Condolences for Greek Australian “Baker of Kos” who gave bread to refugees

Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who shot to the public spotlight when he provided free bread to refugees upon their arrival to the island of Kos, died on Saturday morning, …

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InSETE reports 7 per cent drop in air seats to Greece

Airlines are planning to offer less seats on flights to Greece in 2019, according to data gathered up until 31 January. A report by the Institute of the Greek Tourism …

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Erdogan will open Halki Seminary in exchange for operation of Fethiye mosque – with minaret towers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Heybeliada Theological School (Halki Seminary) in Istanbul would be reopened if Athens were to add minaret towers to the Fethiye mosque, a …