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Greece to Receive 32 Billion Euros as EU Unveils Massive Relief Program

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to allocate to member states a massive 750 billion euro ($824 billion) aid program to fight the economic repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe. Greece is slated to receive 32 billion euros from...

Greece Issues Detailed Directions for Hotels Ahead of June Reopening

The Greek Ministry of Tourism released comprehensive and detailed guidelines that hotels, camping sites, travel agents and transport companies must observe during the reopening of the tourist season in June, as part of preventative measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Each...

KLM, Air France To Resume Flights To Athens

The Dutch air carrier KLM and Air France will resume direct flights to Athens within weeks, it was announced on Tuesday. KLM will begin its Athens route on June 6, while Air France will resume flying to the Greek...

Beaches Set to Reopen Throughout Greece

Excited sun worshippers throughout the nation of Greece are anticipating, perhaps as they never have before, the official opening of beaches throughout the country on Saturday, May 16. On Wednesday, the government received a plan from its Committee of Scientists...

Two Migrants Infected with Covid-19 on Greek Island of Lesvos

Greek health authorities confirmed late on Tuesday that two migrants in a temporary refugee accommodation facility on the island of Lesvos have tested positive for Covid-19. The facility, which was leased by the Ministry from a local owner, is being...

Experts Explain Why Greece Has Few COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

In Greece, a country of 10.7 million people, there have only been 2,726 cases of COVID-19 and 151 deaths, as of May 12. And unlike much of the world, not a single physician treating COVID patients in Greece has...

The Handshake: Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away in Post-Coronavirus Era

Out of all the gestures of greeting used until recently around the globe, the handshake is the most widely used. The first nearly-universal way of greeting someone, which was first portrayed in the arts of ancient Greece, has been...

How Greece Triumphed in Confronting the Covid-19 Threat

By Dr. Constantine Passaris* Greece became the whipping boy of Europe in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008. As the contagious effect of the financial crisis reached Greek shores, it devastated its national economy. In the subsequent...

Unseasonal Heat Wave Expected in Greece

Unseasonal temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) are expected early in the coming week in Greece, while southern winds will bring dust from Africa, meteorologists say. This is the first time that Greeks will have to deal with summer-like...

All Greek Armed Forces Exercises Suspended due to Coronavirus

All military exercises of the Greek Armed Forces have been suspended due to the coronavirus threat, starting with "Storm '20", which was to commence on Monday, according to a Kathimerini report citing military sources. The decision came after the Ministry...