Greece

Greeks Urged to Keep Off Internet as School E-Learning System Crashes

Greek authorities advised the general public to reduce their use of the internet as it emerged on Monday that the state school e-learning system crashed after just one hour. As junior and senior high school students started online lessons due...

New Rules for Air Travel Issued by Greece Following Lockdown

Greece's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday issued a notam on the rules applying to all foreign and domestic flights for the period between November 9-30, during which the country will be under a nationwide lockdown to restrict the...

Greece Urges Germany to Halt Military Exports to Turkey

Greece repeated a call to Germany over the weekend to suspend the exportation of military equipment to Turkey over Ankara’s aggressive policies in the Eastern Mediterranean. In an article in Die Welt newspaper, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias urged Germany...

Greek Health System at Crisis Point as Covid Patients Fill ICU's

Greece’s spike in intubated patients suffering from the coronavirus has led to a strain on the country’s public health system. As of Sunday, out of a total of 1,063 ICU beds throughout the country, only 329 are still available...

Covid-19: Deaths and Intubated Patients at Record High, 1,914 Cases Diagnosed

On Sunday, a record of 35 people with Covid-19 lost their lives, and 228 people with the virus were intubated, the largest number of intubated patients recorded in one day since the start of the pandemic in Greece. A...

Samos: One Child Dead, Six Refugees Missing as Boat Capsizes in Aegean

A child has passed away and six people are missing after a small boat carrying 24 refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Samos on Sunday morning. The Hellenic Coast Guard recovered the child's body in the...

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Launches Virtually

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) launched virtually on Thursday, as the opening film was projected onto a screen in an empty room in the Olympion theater due to the coronavirus. Organizers of TIFF recognized the importance of film...

Cyprus President Anastasiades Congratulates "Good Friend" Joe Biden

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades congratulated on Saturday his "good friend" and "friend of Cyprus" Joe Biden for his election. "Congratulations to my good friend and friend οf #Cyprus #US President-Elect @JoeBiden. My best wishes for a most successful and productive...

Greece: 2,556 Covid Cases, Record 34 Deaths on First Day of Lockdown

A total of 2,556 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country over the last day, and 34 deaths were recorded in those who had suffered from the virus, the highest number of deaths recorded in one day since...

Swimming Among the Ruins of a Glorious Ancient Greek Military Harbor

Most Greek and foreign travelers would associate the island of Aegina, just one hour from Athens by boat, with its sandy beaches; with its pistachio orchards; and equally with the majestic ancient temple of the local deity Aphaia, or...