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Eleftherios Venizelos

Crete Celebrates Union with Greece On December 1st

On December 1st, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state, after exactly one month earlier, Sultan Mehmet V had relinquished all sovereignty over the island. Crete's liberation from Ottoman rule was a violent struggle that...

At Least 120 Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Quarantined Ship Off Athens

Greek health authorities said on Thursday that at least 120 people, both crew members and passengers, on a on a ship docked off the port of Piraeus south of Athens are infected with the coronavirus. Two crew members of the...

Athens International Airport Smashes Another Passenger Traffic Record for 2019

2019 was yet another record-breaking year for the Greek capital's international airport in regard to the increase in passenger traffic numbers over the previous year. According to official data released recently by the airport's authorities, passenger traffic through Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport represented...

Dog Lost at Athens Airport Desperately Seeks Owner

The story of a dog which was lost at Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in October has moved animal rights organizations who are desperately seeking to find her owner. Airport officials had apparently refused entry to the dog, which had...

Commemorating Thessaloniki's Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only 20 days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...

Greek Government Decides to Sell 30% Stake in Athens' International Airport

The sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport was decided at a meeting of the Greece's Government Council on Economic Policy, held at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras noted that "it is our...

Athens' Airport Keeps Up The Tradition of Promoting Greek Culture, Literature, and History

''Eleftherios Venizelos'', the International Airport of Athens, showcases and promotes Greece's history, literature and culture for more than eighteen years now. Since the beginning of its operation in 2001, the new international airport of Athens keeps up the tradition of...