Greece

Eleftherios Venizelos

From Ataturk to Venizelos

MYTILENE, Greece – Crossing the Bosporus from Istanbul to Athens with a university colleague – one the daughter of Turkish immigrants, the other the daughter of Greeks – transported us through a poignant wormhole of parallels between the 20th...

Municipalities Demand Retroactive Fees from El. Venizelos Airport

The municipalities of Rafina - Pikermi, Markopoulo-Spata and Artemida appealed to the Council of State asking for the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos to pay retroactively from 2008 municipal fees and taxes. They argue that the tax exemption provided essentially by...

Migrants and Refugees Leave Lesvos Island As Thousands More Arrive

The East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos is currently caught between mass departures and arrivals of migrants and refugees. In the past day, the port of Piraeus has been the scene of yet another major wave of migrant and refugee arrivals. Five thousand people who were...

Greek Authorities Arrest Wanted Serbian At Eleftherios Venizelos Airport

A Serbian citizen, who has been wanted since 2009 for committing a homicide, was arrested at the "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens International Airport on Saturday. Greek police note that the 34-year old Serbian, who flew in from Thailand through Doha, Qatar, arrived at...

Migrants and Refugees Protest in Large Numbers on the Island of Lesvos

Migrants and refugees on the East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos took to the island's streets on Monday to express their frustration with the current living conditions on the island. Migrants and refugees staying at the islands Kara Tepe reception...

'Regretfully, We Are Bankrupt'… Again; Debt And Default in Greece

Greece is the birthplace of dialogue, democracy, philosophy, arts and the first radical leftist government in Europe. During the last few years, and due to its deep dive into a financial turmoil, the country has been constantly hosted in numerous international...

Things that Make You Uniquely Greek

True Greeks have several characteristics and nuances that make them unique. Greeks indeed stand apart from other nationalities in many aspects of everyday life. To a foreigner, some of those may seem inconceivable, absurd even, but a Greek wouldn't...

Athens International Airport is 'Airport of the Year'

The Athens International Airport ("Eleftherios Venizelos") was named "Airport of the Year" in the 10-30 million-passenger category by internationally acclaimed web portal Air Transport News, at an event that took place in Geneva. Air Transport News is the only entity...

Passenger Traffic at Athens International Airport Jumps 28% in January

Passenger traffic at Athens' International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" increased 27.95% in January compared to the same month last year, reaching 975,000 passengers. The number of domestic travelers jumped 43.9% to 375,994, versus 261,361 in January 2014, while international passengers...

'Norman Atlantic' Greek Victims Bodies Finally Arrive in Athens [Video]

Scenes bringing in mind ancient Greek tragedy were unfolded in Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" earlier today upon the arrival of the "Norman Atlantic" naval tragedy Greek victims’ bodies. The C-27J of the Hellenic Air Force carrying the...