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Greek diver campaigns to protect seahorse colony

It was during one of his dives when Vasilis Mentogiannis discovered a rare colony of seahorses in a remote gulf near the Chalkidiki point. Talking to Reuters, he describes the …

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New evidence puts the eruption of Thera between 1600 and 1525 BC

A new study based on ancient tree rigs comes to settle the long-standing controversy over the date of a volcanic blast that possibly inspired the myth of Atlantis. Thera, a …

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Greece calls for tourists to demand receipts and use POS

Greece’s independent public revenues authority has just launched a new campaign reminding the millions of tourists flooding the country to help the economy by asking for receipts. “Apodixi (receipt) please!” …

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Turkey releases Greek servicemen

The two Greek officers who were being held in a high security prison in Edirne for 167 days, have finally been released, Anadolu agency reported yesterday. Lieutenant Angelos Mitretodis and …

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[WATCH] Crete strikes back with yet another hilarious half marathon video

The Crete Half Marathon has become one of the island’s most hyped events attracting Greece runners and international Marathon aficionados alike. As per tradition, each year the video promo competes with …

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Tsipras announces 3,200 illegal building demolitions post wildfires

At least 3,200 illegal constructions will be demolished in the wider Attica region and more across Greece, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas said yesterday following a meeting with ministers and …

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Rika Vagiani, beloved Greek media personality, dies at 56

Greek journalist, TV show hostess and actress Rika Vagiani has died. She was 56. Vagiani had been undergoing cancer treatment for a while, and had been hospitalised a number of …

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No barriers for Greece’s first disabled Wushu martial arts teacher

China’s national martial art, Wushu is among the most popular martial art practices in Greece, with over a thousand people participating in championships each year. That number is growing thanks …

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International outcry over Dimitris Koufodinas’ relocation

The infamous leader of the disbanded terrorist group ’17 November’ is still causing turmoil even from inside his prison cell; ’17 November’ was one of the most dangerous and lethal …

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Russia responds by expelling Greek diplomats

In what was seen as a retaliatory move, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Greece’s ambassador to Moscow on Monday and told him it was responding in kind to last month’s …