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Nine of the Best Greek Gifts for This Holiday Season

There’s nothing better than a holiday gift to show love and affection to those you care for. It might seem difficult to find the perfect gift for each person, but shopping online has made things much easier. When thinking of...

Beautiful Scenes from Cyprus as First Snow of the Season Arrives

The island nation of Cyprus saw its first snow for this winter season as a light blanket of snow covered the higher altitudes of Mount Troodos on Monday morning. Cypriots, of course, are not used to snow as a rule,...

Thessaloniki's New Christmas Market Makes Entire City Sparkle

 Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, donned its festive Christmas wear this past weekend and the opinions on this year's decorations are overwhelmingly positive. Locals as well as tourists have been enjoying the expanded, more stylish and brighter decorations...

Mystery Santa Claus Brings Christmas Joy to Orphaned Children in Greece

Dozens of orphaned and disadvantaged children in the Greek city of Volos will receive their Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of two local citizens who would like to retain their anonymity. The initiative, coordinated by the local...

Thessaloniki Has Finally Located its Santa for 2019

Authorities in Greece's great city of Thessaloniki announced on Thursday afternoon that they had finally found the Santa for whom they had been searching for weeks. Following weeks of casting, rehearsals, interviews and thorough ...Christmassy-type investigations, Greece's second-largest city has...

Athens Gets into Christmas Spirit With Spectacular Display of Light and Color

Athens is being transformed for the holiday season which promises to be one of the most spectacular in recent years as Greece is exiting its economic crisis. In the shopping center of the capital, at Ermou and Voukourestiou Streets, shops...

Christmas Lights on a Car? Why Not, Says Man from Katerini, Greece (video)

We all love to put up Christmas decorations when it comes to this darker time of year, and who doesn't especially love twinkling Christmas lights during the holiday season? We not only put lights on our Christmas trees, we string...

Nineteen Companies and Institutions ''Adopt'' Athens' Streets for Public Christmas Decoration

A total of nineteen businesses, institutions and associations recently ''adopted'' avenues and streets in the Greek capital to sponsor the Christmas decorations for this year. Following an invitation issued by mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyannis, representatives of these companies and...

Children Sing Christmas Carols to Greek Politicians

Alexis Tsipras Following a longstanding tradition, children from schools all over Athens sang Christmas carols to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his wife Betty Baziana at the Maximos mansion on Monday morning, Christmas Eve day. https://twitter.com/PrimeministerGR/status/1077185717980270594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1077185717980270594&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amna.gr%2Fen%2Farticle%2F320604%2FChristmas-carols-to-President-Pavlopoulos Tsipras sat with the children at...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Spread Christmas Cheer at In-N-Out

Tom Hanks, frequently described as the nicest guy in Hollywood, lived up to his reputation by spreading Christmas cheer along with his wife Rita Wilson at an In-N-Out in Fontana, California. Hanks and Wilson stopped inside the popular fast food...