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Bomb Threats Target US, Israel, Egypt Embassies in Athens

Police in Greece were placed on high alert on Friday after phone calls to TV stations warned about the placement of bombs in the embassies of Israel, Egypt, and the US in Athens, as well as at the Parliament. Special...

Beekeepers Rally in Athens to Save Greek Honey

Beekeepers rally in Athens on Thursday raising the alarm for the future of Greek honey which has long been considered the best in the world. They call on the Greek government to take steps to prevent imported honey from being...

Globe-trotting Greek Photographer in Athens Exhibition

The free entry exhibition of awarded Greek travel photographer Athanasios Maloukos has entered its final week on show at Technopolis in Athens under the auspices of the Embassy of Mexico and the Consulate of the Ivory Coast. The showcase, titled...

Greek Farmers Take Their Protest to Athens

Thousands of Greek farmers have arrived, many driving their tractors, in Athens on Tuesday, as they escalate their protests during a time of rising production costs. Greek farmers' unions have been in negotiations with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' conservative government...

How Many Cities Are Named Athens Around the World?

Inspired by the Greek capital's long history of democracy, countless cities across the world have adopted the name of Athens as their own.

Could Athens Become Sister-City of Adelaide, “the Athens of the South?”

The prospects of a sister-city relationship between Adelaide and Athens, spearheaded by several prominent Greek-Australians, has recently been in the spotlight and received the green light approval in May 2023 by the Adelaide City Council. By Steve Bakalis Famously known as...

Four Dead in Shooting Spree at Greek Shipping Company

Four people died during a shooting incident at a Greek shipping company in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada on Monday. The gunman, allegedly a former employee of the company, entered the building and opened fire on employees, resulting in...

Iconic Traffic Policeman of Greece, “Moustakias,” Dies

A beloved and popular traffic policeman in Athens, Greece, nicknamed "Moustakias," who witnessed the city during some of its worst traffic nightmares in the '80s and '90s, has died, according to a recent social media post. Given the affectionate nickname...

The 10 Tribes of Ancient Athens

Cleisthenes was the statesman who laid the foundations of democracy in ancient Athens by dividing Attica into ten tribes, based on location, and putting an end to the rule of nobility. Even though Pericles (495-429 BC) is considered to be...

Greek YouTuber Arrested Over Pay-to-View Abuse of Handicapped People

Greek police have arrested a YouTuber accused of systematically abusing mentally handicapped people on videos live-streamed to paying customers on social media. A police statement said the 35-year-old suspect arrested in Athens on Tuesday faces charges of human trafficking and...