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August

Last Full Moon of Summer Dazzles Greek Skies

The last full moon of the summer lit up Greek skies on Tuesday evening. Each year Greece celebrated the occasion of the full moon by offering free entrance to archaeological sites, museums and monuments. In 2019, more than 100 cultural...

Greek Budget Revenues Exceed Targets by €287 Million in August

A positive surprise for Greece's public finances came to light on Monday, as according to the latest official data, the country's revenues were €287 million higher than expected in August, despite recently-introduced tax cuts. More specifically, between August 1 and 31,...

Data Show 1,517 Fires Broke Out Across Greece in August

According to a study conducted by Andrianos Gourbatsis, which was published on Monday, a total of 1,517 fires broke out across Greece from August 1 to August 31, 2019. Gourbatsis is a a retired General of the Greek Fire...

August Full Moon Events at Greece's Archaeological Sites Now Underway

Events celebrating the full moon of August at archaeological sites throughout Greece are now underway and will conclude on Sunday, August 19, the Ministry of Culture announced in a statement issued on Monday. This year's full moon will occur on...

Series of Events to Mark August Full Moon at Greek Archaeological Sites

Greece's Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday a series of events that will be held under August's full moon at archaeological sites and museums around Greece. This year's events are part of a long-lasting and popular tradition of observing and celebrating the...

The Day the First Greeks Arrived in Australia

It was a day much like any other, on August 27, 1829 when the first-ever recorded Greeks set foot on the continent of Australia. They were seven convicted pirates who had plied their trade in the Mediterranean sea and had...

Merominia Method Predicts Weather for the Year to Come

Merominia, a method of predicting the weather, dates back to antiquity and involves the observation and interpretation of weather phenomena. The name Merominia is derived from the words mera (day) and minia (months) and is based on the premise...

August Full Moon Events at Museums and Archaeological Sites Around Greece

For the past few years August full moons in Greece have been celebrated with particular reverence, and this year is no exception. The Greek Ministry of Culture unveiled a series of events to coincide with the August full moon...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson on Antiparos

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who is of Greek origin, for another year chose to spend their vacation on Antiparos, where they have a holiday house. Hanks has been visiting Greece and specifically Antiparos for about...

Olympic Stadium Hosts Muslims for Ramadan

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, has arrived. The Education and Religion Ministry announced that Olympic Stadium (OAKA) and the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) will be at the disposal of the Muslim Union to host their Ramadan celebration. The Muslim...