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Oldest Greek Survivor of Auschwitz Passes Away

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, who became known as a "living testimony" of the Holocaust, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 96. The Ioannina-born Jewish woman, who had had her official camp...

102-Year-Old Patient Recovers From COVID in Greece, Returns Home

A truly miraculous story took place earlier this week in Greece's hospital of Corfu in the Ionian Sea, where the oldest hospitalized patient with COVID-19 in the country not only recovered but broke a national record too! According to Greece's...

Greek Regions of Ioannina and Serres Placed Under Covid Lockdown

The regional units of Ioannina and Serres were placed under lockdown as of Thursday morning due to a spike in coronavirus cases. They join two other Greek regions -- Kastoria and Kozani -- which were moved to level 4,...

PM Mitsotakis Says New ICU Beds are "Crucial" as Country Nears Maximum Capacity

"The next months will be crucial and we are very well aware that if we do not take care the health system will come under great pressure," stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday, at a ceremony marking the...

Greece: 303 New Covid Cases, Eight Deaths Monday; New Measures in Achaia and Ioannina

On Monday, Greek health authorities announced that they had recorded 303 new cases of the coronavirus. A total of eight people have lost their lives with the virus in the 24-hour period. Of the total cases, 59 were linked to...

Ioannina Has Become Greece's Silicon Valley

Three German IT companies that have established research centers in Ioannina are turning the vibrant capital of Epirus into a Greek Silicon Valley, a Deutsche Welle report says. After P&I and Prodyna, German TeamViewer acquired its own Research and Technology...

Spike in COVID-19 Infections Forces Closure of Schools in Paramythia

Elementary schools have now closed their doors in Paramythia, Epirus after health authorities there recorded an increase in the number of of confirmed coronavirus infections over the weekend. A team from the National Health Organization was sent on Monday to...

Sculptor Paul Vrellis and His Wax Museum of Greek History

Learning the story of sculptor Paul Vrellis and visiting the fascinating wax museum of Greek history he single-handedly built at the village of Bizani, one wonders why this great Greek has not been duly honored as the national treasure...

Melbourne Lecture Examines Epirus’ Multiculturalism During Late Ottoman Empire

A lecture sponsored by the Greek Community of Melbourne on June 20 shed new light on life in Epirus, Greece during the last years of Ottoman rule in the region. The presentation, which was part of a series of Greek...

Greece's Jewish Communities Congratulate Country's First Jewish Mayor

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece on Monday congratulated Dr. Moses Elisaf on his election as mayor of the city of Ioannina, in northwestern Greece. "For the Greek Jewry," the board's announcement said, "the success of Moses Elisaf signals...