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Eleftherios Venizelos

A Total of €2.9 Billion To Be Invested in Athens' International Airport

The Greek Parliament will vote next week for a twenty-year extension of the ownership agreement of the International Airport of Athens, for the period between 2016 and 2046. The new contract will include further investments for the airport, up to...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was officially incorporated into the Greek State. It took almost a century of tears, blood and martyrdom...

The Cause of Fire on 'Eleftherios Venizelos' Ferry

According to an article in the Greek newspaper Ethnos tis Kyriakis, the reason why Eleftherios Venizelos ferry was set on fire, a few weeks ago, was a short-circuit in a motor of a truck that was parked inside the ferry's...

Eleftherios Venizelos: The Controversial Leader Who Expanded Greek Borders

Born in Mournies, Chania on August 23, 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos served seven times as Greece's prime minister. For most, he was the country's most important politician because he expanded Greek borders and brought Constitutional reforms that modernized Greece. For...

The Establishment of the Social Security Institution in Greece

The Social Security Institution (IKA) was established by law in June 8, 1932 as a socio-economic necessity at a time when Greek society was oscillating by an unstable political situation and the aftermath of hundreds of thousands of refugees...

The Attack Against Papademos was the Second Against a Greek PM in 84 Years

The parcel bomb that exploded inside the car of former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademοs on Thursday was the second against a state leader in 84 years. It was June 6, 1933 when prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos was returning to...

Thessaloniki Celebrates 104th Liberation Anniversary

The First Balkan War in 1912, found Greece and allies Bulgaria and Serbia close to defeating the faltering Ottoman Empire in the Macedonia region. The Greek army was marching from victory to victory in Western Macedonia. However, serious disputes between...

Exceptional Greeks of Cretan Descent

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and it is famous across the globe for its beaches, clear waters and exceptional cuisine. However, what many people don't know is that some of the most important Greeks throughout history...

Greek Crisis Sees Surge of Passenger Traffic That Doesn't End Up in Hotels

The Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport's (AIA) data and the data of hoteliers found that ten percent of passenger traffic was unaccounted for as it did not end up at a hotel. The study lead to the conclusion that...

Ministers and Party Leaders Attend Venizelos Memorial Service on Island of Crete

An event commemorating early 20th century Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as his son and three-time Greek prime minister Sofoklis Venizelos, was held in Hania, Crete, on Sunday. Among those attending were Economy Minister George Stathakis, main opposition...