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Wheelchair Dancer Wins Hearts of Greek Crowd (video)

A young disabled man stole the limelight at a recent basketball match in western Greece when he took to the court to perform a thrilling dance routine from his wheelchair. Thirty-year-old Andreas Stratoudakis, who has been confined to a wheelchair...

Three Migrants Injured in Patras

Greek police arrested three Afghan nationals suspected for launching a brutal attack against co-patriots at an abandoned factory in Patras, western Greece, in the early hours of Friday. Three Afghans were injured in the attack and were transferred to local...

Eight-Year-Old Girl Dies in Patra Hospital After Infection With HINI Flu

An 8-year-old girl died in a Patra hospital early Tuesday morning nearly a month after becoming infected with the H1N1 flu virus as reported by ekathimerini.com The young child was initially undergoing treatment at Patra's Karamandaneio children's hospital but was...

Top Student Flag-Bearer in Patra is Middle-Aged Mother of Three

Mrs. Giota, aged 54, graduated from the 3rd Professional Lyceum of Patra with a grade of 19.5. As is customary, the top student of the class carries the flag at the October 28 public holiday. Mrs. Giota, mother of...

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Greece Causing Damage, Flooding (video)

Mid-morning on Saturday the skies of Athens turned grey as a major storm front hit the city and surrounding suburbs. Heavy rain, lightning and thunder continued intermittently for almost two hours as roads and homes flooded. Other cities that felt the brunt...

Apocalyptic Images Due to Tornado in Peloponnese, Greece

A wave of bad weather conditions has hit Greece, starting from the west, which is expected to last until Wednesday, according to weather forecasters. Strong winds, heavy rainfalls and storms have hit the country, especially in the areas of...

Patra Party Girl Possibly Spiked With 'Date-Rape' Drug

Last Saturday, on May 24, a well-known family from Patras lived a nightmare when their daughter was found in the Agia region with no memory whatsoever of the previous night. The 22-year old girl had been at a party in central Patras, before...

Store Employees On Strike Regarding Sunday Opening

The Federation of Greek Private Employees (OIYE) has decided to strike in response to Sunday store opening. For the upcoming Sunday opening on January 17, OIYE has announced a 24-hour strike covering all of Greece and has called for a...

Many Greek Resorts Empty for New Year's

Most of the popular winter resorts in Greece still have vacancies. Occupancy rates currently stand at between 70 and 90 percent for New Year’s Day, although last-minute bookings are expected in the next few days. As a result of the...