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The Whistled Language of Greece and How it Could be Lost Forever

Residents of the mountainous village of Antia, on the idyllic island of Evia, Greece "speak" a unique whistling language called "Sfyria." The villagers of Antia use different whistled tones corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. By putting each whistled...

Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers in Greece to Return to Posts

Unvaccinated healthcare workers in Greece who were removed from their posts for refusing to get COVID-19 shots will be allowed to return to their jobs by the end of the year, according to an announcement made by Health Minister...

Woman Commits Suicide from Areopagus Hill Next to Acropolis

Tragically, shortly before one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, a Greek woman—initially thought to be a tourist—committed suicide next to the Acropolis. According to reports, the 47-year-old Greek woman made the sign of the cross and jumped off the rocks of...

Riot Police Attacks Photojournalist in Athens

An award-winning American photojournalist reported an attack by a member of the Greek riot police (MAT) on Monday night in Exarchia, Athens. The photojournalist was on the scene covering events unfolding at the time on Strefi Hill, where residents...

Coffees You Must Try in Greece

Greeks consume 5.5 kilos of coffee annually per capita, putting the country into fifteenth position in a global list of top coffee drinkers. Probably one of the most important traits of modern Greek society, coffee is not just part...

Greece on its Way to Becoming Fastest Aging Country in the EU

The population decline in Greece, which has been steady since 2011, means the country will have the oldest population in the EU by 2030. That is the conclusion of a recent report by Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, about...

Albanian Residents Leaving Greece for Wealthier Countries

Many legal Albanian citizens with a valid residence permit are leaving Greece for wealthier countries, according to data released in August by the Hellenic Ministry for Migration and Asylum. According to the data issued by the Ministry in August 2021,...

Periptero: An Integral Part of Everyday Life in Greece Might Become History

The kiosk, or ''periptero,'' as Greeks call it, is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, selling everything from newspapers and cigarettes to snacks, soft drinks and ice creams. However, the economic crisis, the pandemic, and new consumer...

Turkish Drone Spies on Sole Resident of Greek Islet Kinaros

A Turkish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, flew over Kinaros on Wednesday, a Greek islet whose only inhabitant is Irene Katsotourchi. It is unclear what kind of military intelligence the Turkish drone had tried to get...

Greece 2022: Homeless Woman With Elderly Father Living in Car

A 50-year-old woman and her 93-year-old father have been left homeless for months in Amaliada, Greece. They spend nights and several hours of the day in the car, which currently houses all their possessions. Fifty-year-old Stella Panagiotopoulou and her elderly...

Thousands of Syrian Refugees ‘Seeking to Enter Greece’ Through Turkey

Greece braces for a refugee crisis on its borders with Turkey as thousands of Syrian refugees are reportedly organizing themselves to march towards Evros and try to cross into Europe. Greece's Minister of Citizen Protection Takis Theodorikakos announced on Wednesday...

Biden Declares COVID-19 Pandemic Over in the US

President Joe Biden pronounced the COVID-19 pandemic to be over in the US. The US President stated that things are moving in the right direction even if "we're still doing a lot of work on it". The World Health...

Video: Do Turks Hate Greeks and Vice-Versa?

Turks and Greeks are neighbors sharing a long history that goes centuries back, but the history of the two peoples is marred by a rivalry that today seems fabricated

Maria Pentagiotissa: The First Femme Fatale of Modern Greece

The story of Maria Pentagiotissa contains all the elements of an urban legend, yet she was a real person -- and some consider her to be the first femme fatale in Greece. Maria Daskalopoulou is said to have been born...

Life for the Disabled in Greece a Constant Struggle

Disabled people in Greece face the challenge that the country was not designed for people in wheelchairs. Even before uneven streets and steps were created, the topography of the country was rocky and mountainous. Although the country has made great...