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Pope Francis: Greece Helped Humanity Expand its Horizons

Pope Francis, who began a three-day visit to Greece on Saturday, spoke warmly about the hosting nation and its contribution to humanity at a ceremony held in the Presidential Mansion in Athens. Addressing Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis,...

Amazon Announces New High Tech Investment in Greece

Amazon Web Services announced on Thursday that it will be creating 30 new AWS Local Zones across the world-- including in Greece. AWS Local Zones are a form of AWS infrastructure deployment that provides computation, storage, and other cloud services...

Italy Returns Parthenon Marble to Greece, Piling Pressure on British Museum

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced this week that Italy will return a fragment of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, a move which adds pressure on the British Museum to follow suit and return the magnificent Parthenon...

The Laterna, the Iconic Instrument of Greek Street Musicians

Any visitor to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens, has likely seen Spyros Tarapossos and his laterna, or barrel piano. The laterna is an automatic piano that is operated by turning a crank on the side of the instrument....

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Greece Reports First Case of Omicron Variant on Crete

The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Greece was confirmed on Thursday by the Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris. He said that a Greek citizen who recently arrived from South Africa was diagnosed as having the...

Majestic Acropolis Lighting Wins International Award

Eleftheria Deko, the designer behind the new lighting of Acropolis won the LIT Lighting Design of the Year Award for 2021. The new lighting of one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world was unveiled in September 2020 during...

Rare Drachma Coin Sold for Record 162,000 Euros in Auction

A rare 50-drachma coin fetched a record price of 162,000 euros at an auction in Switzerland recently. The coin was sold on November 17, at an auction which featured other historical coins. Issued by the Greek government in 1876, only 182 such...

Vaccination Appointments in Greece Skyrocket After Mandatory Ruling

Appointments for initial coronavirus vaccinations in Greece jumped sharply in the first 24 hours after the government announced on Tuesday that vaccination for people over 60 will be made mandatory. According to government sources, in the last 24 hours, a...

Australia’s Parliament Calls for the Recognition of the Greek Genocide

Six speakers of Australia's Parliament approved earlier in the week the nation's first-ever motion for the government to officially acknowledge the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides. The motion's success with the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives is due to the...

Crete Celebrates Union with Greece On December 1st

On December 1st, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state, after Sultan Mehmet V had finally relinquished all sovereignty over the island exactly one month earlier. Crete's liberation from Ottoman rule was the result of...

Greece Makes Vaccination Mandatory for People Over 60

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for all over 60-year-olds across the nation. Aiming to stem surging Covid-19 cases in Greece, Mitsotakis said that the decision "tormented me personally." He stressed, however,...

Vaccines May be Less Effective Against Omicron, Pharma Makers Warn

Existing vaccines may be less effective against the Covid-19 Omicron variant than they are against the other variants out there, the CEO's of Moderna and Pfizer admitted on Monday. Speaking to the Financial Times, the CEO of Moderna warned that...

106-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 106 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus, Northwestern...

Port of Alexandroupolis, Greece Hosts US Largest-Ever Military Landing

The huge U.S. Roll-on, Roll-off Carrier "ARC Independence," transporting military hardware, docked on Sunday in Greece's port of Alexandroupolis. The carrier is transferring helicopters and military vehicles that will participate in the upcoming NATO exercise "Atlantic Resolve." Konstantinos Chatzimichail, Chairman of...