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Monks Show Greek Philoxenia by Assisting Homeless Victims of Albania Quake

Representatives of the Albanian authorities recently visited the Monastery of Saint Blaise (Agios Vlasios) in Albania to express their gratitude for the generous hospitality the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of the country has shown to the victims of the recent...

Free Laundry Service Provides Dignity and Job Opportunities to Homeless

A mobile laundry unit launched in Athens by the nonprofit group Ithaca more than one year ago has helped restore the self-esteem and dignity of more than two thousand homeless people in the Greek capital. Consisting of two washers and dryers mounted...

Homeless Briton Murdered in Athens Metro Station

A homeless man holding British nationality was found brutally murdered in Athens' underground station Thisio on Thursday morning. The British national had been living on the streets of Athens. His body was found by employees of the Athenian electric railways at...

British Officer Fired Over Death of Homeless Greek Man

A London police officer who threw a homeless man out of a Heathrow Airport police station and watched a DVD as he died outside has been fired. Pericles Malagardis, a 63-year-old man who was sleeping outdoors on Heathrow Airport property,...

Homeless in Athens in the Midst of Holiday Cheer

Every holiday season since the beginning of the economic crisis, Athens becomes a city of contradictions. In the centre of the capital, where the Christmas decorations of shops compete with each other, the city's homeless population compete for a...

Mobile Laundromat for the Homeless of Athens

A mobile laundromat is making the rounds of Athens in which the homeless of the capital can wash and dry the clothes and feel good in the comfort of clean clothes. The "Ithaca Laundry" is the idea of two young...

Greek Homeless Man Sleeps in Cemetery Cenotaph (video)

A 56-year-old homeless man has resorted to sleeping inside a cenotaph in the Velo, Corinth cemetery as he is unable to find shelter anywhere. The man spoke to Korinthostv.gr about the circumstances that forced him to make a bed out...

Greek Homeless Man Finds a Home After Stranger Posts his Picture on Facebook

The story of Pavlos, the homeless man who found a home after a stranger posted his picture on Facebook has become viral, painting a vivid picture of the bleak, crisis-stricken Athenian canvas. Pavlos is one of the many who had...

Athens Municipal Worker Causes Outcry for Closing Homeless Shelter

An Athens municipal worker who was overseeing a homeless shelter caused a stir after he closed the premises and sent people seeking refuge from the snowfall, out in the cold. Reportedly, on Monday night the man told the homeless to...

Athens' Homeless to Be Sheltered at Metro Stations Over Weekend

As Greece braces for another cold snap over the weekend, authorities have announced that three metro locations in central Athens will stay open over the weekend in order to provide shelter for the city's homeless population. The three metro stations...