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Greeks Splashed Out On Card Payments Over Holidays

Piraeus Bank has said Greeks’ use of plastic money during the Christmas and New Year holidays rose to new record highs, evidence of a massive turn by consumers towards plastic which began two-and-a-half-years ago, after the imposition of capital...

Extended Shop Opening Hours for Christmas

The Hellenic Retail Business Association announced on Monday, the opening hours for stores over the Christmas holidays, starting on December 15; and returning to regular working winters hours on January 3. According to the announcement, the shops will be open...

Vasilopita: The Roots of Greek New Year's Cake and How to Make it

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek dessert prepared across Greece for New Year's Day with the roots of the tradition stemming from the legend of Saint Basil. According to legend, St. Basil called on the citizens of Caesarea to raise a...

Christmas Travelers Choose Greece

Greek and foreign travelers who choose to spend their Christmas holidays in Greece are beginning to face problems finding an unoccupied hotel room in any of the popular winter destinations. Hotel occupancy in destinations like Arachova, Kalavrita, Kaimaktsalan has...

River in Epirus has Frozen

The temperature in the mountainous region of Epirus, Greece, fell to -7 degrees Celsius during the night. The river Voidomatis that flows through the traditional villages of Zagori that are famous for its arch bridges froze. Although the snow has not yet made...

German Press: Greece Is Facing 'Poor' Christmas Holidays

The German Press stresses that Greeks are facing "poor" Christmas holidays, noting that the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has voted for another round of austerity. "Tagesspiegel" newspaper states that many Greeks see Tsipras as a traitor since he had...

Christmas Holidays at the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece , is planning on entertaining its visitors throughout the holiday season with various imaginative workshops for children and many special presentations and surprises. Visitors will have the chance to see the unique Acropolis model made...

Economic Recession Hits the Greek Military

  As much as we all want to think of Christmas Holidays as a very cheerful time of year, this is not something that jives with reality. In Greece, where the economic crisis has been going on for some years now,...

Bulgarians Flock to Greece for Holidays

While many Greeks visit Bulgaria to buy cheaper goods, many Bulgarians are returning the favor and traveling to Greece to spend Christmas and the holidays, Bulgaria media has reported. BNP Bulgaria radio's correspondent in Greece, Katia Peeva, quoting Greek travel...

Christmas Holidays in Caves for Homeless People of Athens

Dozens of homeless people in Athens will spend the Christmas holidays in the sheltering caves of Philopappou Hill, away from the rain and the cold weather. According to two reports conducted by the Ministry of Health and the Municipality of...