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Ten Greek Souvenirs to Take Home from Athens, Greece

Many -- or let's face it, all -- people who visit Greece want to take home a little piece of this spectacular country with them in the form of souvenirs when they leave. With so very many items to choose...

Deadly Fire at Mati Still Haunts Greece Three Years Later

Three years since the devastating fires of July 23, 2018 in the seaside Athens resort of Mati the horrifying images cannot be erased.

Fifth-Century AD Evil Eye From Israel Shows Talisman Popular There

Officials from the Israeli Antiquities Authority recently displayed a 5th-century Evil Eye that served as a talisman against evil.

PM Mitsotakis: "The Challenge is to Make Mati Much Better Than Before"

  Visiting the seaside town of Mati in Attica on Thursday, two years after the devastating wildfire that gutted the verdant suburb, leaving 102 dead and many homeless, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the main challenge facing his government...

“Stay Strong Australia!” Heartfelt Message of Solidarity from Fire-Stricken Greeks

A group of Greek volunteers who are working to restore the Athens resorts of Mati and Neos Voutsas, which were nearly destroyed by the deadly fires of July 2018, sent a heartfelt message of solidarity to Australia's bush fire...

PM Mitsotakis Visits Fire-Ravaged Mati, Speaks With Residents

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit on Friday morning to the site on Marathonos Avenue used to store the burned tree trunks cleared from the charred landscape after last year's destructive fire in the seaside town of Mati,...

Greece Mourns Death of Hero Who Saved 70 People in Deadly Mati Fire (video)

Kostas Arvanitis, the heroic fisherman who saved 70 people during the deadly fires in Mati, in July of 2018, passed away over the weekend. He was 70. According to a decision by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,  the fisherman will...

PM Mitsotakis Attends Memorial Service for Mati Wildfire Victims

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis went to the town of Mati, Attica, on Tuesday morning to attend a memorial service held for the 102 victims of the national tragedy which hit the area exactly one year ago. The service took...

Hundreds of Greeks Reflect on Horror of Deadly Mati Blaze in Memorial Service (video)

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at Mati, the resort east of Athens devastated by the fire of July 23, 2018, for a memorial service commemorating the victims. People, including relatives of some of the 102 victims of the fire,...

Joy Returns to Greek Orphanage Destroyed in Deadly Fire of 2018

The Lyrio Childrens Foundation, an orphanage based in the village of Neos Voutzas which was destroyed in the deadly fires in east Attica in July of 2018, opened its doors again on Sunday to conduct the wedding ceremony of a...