Society

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

The World After the Pandemic: What a Greek-American Yale Professor Envisions

The world after the pandemic will look very different, according to a new book from physician and Yale professor Nicholas Christakis. Christakis says that the peoples of the world will go through a time of unbridled consumer enthusiasm and lessened...

Greece's First ''Floating'' Home

The seaside tourist hotspot of Lagonissi in Greece's Attica is now home to one of the country's most peculiar yet intriguing private residencies. The project dubbed ''House 6°'' was created by the architectural office of Mado Samiou from Athens and...

Europe's Largest Christmas Nativity Scene Displayed in Thessaloniki

The largest Christmas nativity scene anywhere in Europe for 2020 is in Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, in Central Macedonia. The impressive display, the creation of famous Greek artist Vasilis Michailides, is located inside the Cultural Center of a well-known hotel...

Hellenic American Union to Host Online Christmas Workshops for Children

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops the weekend before Christmas. The two organizations are inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards...

Greece in Shock as Country Records 121 New Deaths from COVID-19

Another grim record broke on Saturday in Greece, as the country recorded its highest death toll in a period of 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 121 people died in the past 24 hours, with...

Raise Your Voice Festival 2020 Goes Digital

Raise Your Voice Festival 2020, the first digital festival against human trafficking and climate change is set to take place digitally between April 24 and 26 in Greece. The festival is coordinated by 53 civil society organisations from Greece and...

Dozens of Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Private Clinic in Athens

At least twenty-eight new coronavirus cases were recorded in a private clinic in the municipality of Peristeri in Athens, Greece on Thursday. The tests were conducted after a patient of the clinic named ''Taxiarchae'' showed coronavirus symptoms. More than 100 patients...

Greece to Begin Mass Production of Surgical Masks in Larissa and Thrace

Greek Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday that Greece will begin mass production of surgical masks to fulfill its own needs within a few days. Speaking with the ERT, Open and Alpha TV networks, Georgiadis confirmed that machines...

Greek Coronavirus Trial "Very Encouraging" as New Cases Drop to Just 10

Greek authorities announced ten new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country on Monday, as the first results of an ongoing study conducted about the benefits of colchicine in treating the COVID-19 coronavirus were described as “very encouraging.” Epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras,...