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Unvaccinated Seniors Hit With Monthly Fine in Greece

Greece will start fining citizens aged 60 and over who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has introduced the new mandate to try to sway the unvaccinated population and alleviate the burden on the nation's...

Fitch Changes Greece’s Credit Outlook to Positive

Credit ratings company Fitch bumped Greece's credit outlook from stable to positive on Friday. The country's rating remains at BB, which is two ranks below investment grade. Fitch estimated in its new report that Greece's economy grew 8.3% in 2021,...

A Turkish Harem on the Acropolis: Fact or Fiction?

The Acropolis was turned into a harem during the Ottoman Turkish conquest of Athens, some historians have claimed over the years. Janric van Rookhuijzen, a Classical Archaeologist at Utrecht University, examines the evidence. By Janric van Rookhuijzen The Acropolis of Athens...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Greece This Summer

Greece is the perfect summer destination, and not just because of its famous beaches and countless islands, but also because of its rich culture, tasty food, and fascinating history. Whether you are a history buff, or prefer a quiet vacation...

Olive Oil May Help You Live Longer, Lower Risks from Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study says that substituting olive oil for butter and other saturated fats could improve your health and extend your lifespan by years. Researchers found that people who have over half a tablespoon of olive oil a day are...

Homo Sapiens Fossils 36,000 Years Older than Previously Believed

Fossils of the earliest Homo sapiens are much older than previously believed. Credit: Sailko, CC BY 3.0Scientists announced in Nature on Wednesday that the remains of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil is 36,000 years older than previously believed. The...

Aliki Diplarakou: The Greek Beauty Queen Crowned “Miss Europe”

Aliki Diplarakou was the first Greek woman to be crowned “Miss Europe” way back in February of 1930. However, this Greek beauty was far from simply being just a pretty face. Well-educated, independent and articulate, Diplarakou confounded prejudices about beauty...

Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

Where Do the Names of Greek Islands Come From?

Many Greek islands derive their names from mythical heroes, ancient gods and kings, along with geological features. The Greek territory is composed of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, a truly unique phenomenon of...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Greece’s Lesvos

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in Lesvos island's Petrified Forest. "The trunks were in a very good state of preservation - they are impressive logs laid on successive strata, one above the other,"...