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First Greek Orthodox Monastery to be Built in Austria

Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria and Hungary The first Greek Orthodox monastery is to be erected in the Austrian state of Burgenland, in eastern Austria on the border with Hungary, according to the Athens Macedonia News Agency. The exact area in Burgenland...

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

Twenty six antiquities that were illegally taken out of Greece in the period of Nazi occupation will be repatriated on Monday. The repatriation event will be held at the Greek Embassy in Vienna, said a Culture Ministry announcement. Eleven antiquities dated...

Greek Tourism Organization Eyes Austrian Market with Kythira Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) completed a promotion of Kythira to Austrian journalists in the last few days, hoping to boost tourism to the small island lying opposite the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula. Journalists specializing in tourism...

Vienna’s Greek Deputy Mayor Asks for the Transfer of Central European University to Austrian Capital

Vienna's Deputy Mayor Maria Vasilakou asked for the transfer of the Central European University (CEU) from Budapest to Vienna after the Hungarian government decided its closure. CEU was founded in 1991 by Hungarian-American investor and businessman George Soros. On Tuesday,...

Greece #1 Holiday Destination for Austrians in 2017

Austrians chose Greece as their number one place for holidays for medium distance destinations in 2017, while bookings for trips abroad increased by 30%, according to TUI. Austria's biggest tour operator announced figures for the summer of 2017 in a...

Greek Man Murders His Lover’s Husband in Germany

A 28-year-old Greek man confessed to Austrian authorities that he is the murderer of another Greek man, Antonis Christofakis, 32, who was found dead on the German-Austrian border. According to the lawyer of the 28-year-old suspect, Giorgos Vlachopoulos, who spoke to...

Austrians Choose Greece as Top Holiday Destination

Austrians are choosing Greece as their top holiday destination this year, according to TUI, the country's largest travel agency. At the same time, TUI shows a drop in demand for holidays in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, because of increased terrorist attacks...

Greece to be Invited to Second Western Balkans Conference in Vienna

The Austrian government plans to invite Greece to the second conference on the Western Balkans and the refugee crisis at the level of Foreign and Interior Ministers, which will take place in Vienna, according to the Independent Balkans News...

Austria Proposes Copying Controversial Australian Model, Keeping Asylum Seekers in Detention Camps on Greek Islands

Austria's foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has put forth a controversial idea of keeping asylum seekers in island camps in Greece while their requests are processed for other European countries. The basic practice Austria is proposing involves copies Australia's model of intercepting migrant...

TUI Group: Greece Is the Big Winner this Year in Bookings from Austria

Greece has ousted Turkey from first place in the preferences of Austrian holidaymakers this year according to bookings made so far, a spokeswoman of international tourism company TUI Group said, during an event in Vienna on Thursday. “This year Greece...