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Gov't Aims to Have New Paros Airport Ready by 2015

The Greek government aims to open the new airport on the island of Paros in early 2015 even if temporary structures need to be used, Greece 's Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Michalis Chryssochoidis said during a series of meetings...

Prosecutor orders the release of two arrested in Mykonos speedboat accident

The prosecutor on the island of Syros, Greece, ordered on Tuesday the release of the water sports business owner and the speedboat driver who were arrested in relation to the fatal injury of a 10-year-old boy on Monday, in the popular Aegean...

Mosaics Made from Greek Loukoumi on Syros

Art meets food on the Greek island of Syros, where artists are going to create works of art using Greek loukoumi (Turkish delight), while their beautiful mosaics will be smelling of rose, mastic and bergamot. Approximately ten thousand red (rose),...

Tension on First 'Open Store Sunday' in Athens and Thessaloniki

Stores will be open in several tourist areas across Greece on Sundays, following a controversial government decision allowing stores to remain open all 52 Sundays, especially in large cities and tourist areas, as part of a pilot program. The city centers...

Employees in Greek Stores on Strike

The Federation of Greek Private Employees (OYIE) has announced a 24-hour strike on Sunday, July 13, in response to the opening of stores on Sundays in ten regions of Greece. The Federation of Greek Private Employees, the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (ESEE)...

Athens, Thessaloniki Among Seven Regions with Shops Open on Sunday

The city centres of Greece's two largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, will be among the seven Greek regions where shops will be allowed to open on Sundays, on a pilot basis, according to a Development Ministry decision signed on...

Original Easter Customs of Greece

Greece is a country with rich tradition and the Greeks always make sure to honor those traditions, especially during religious celebrations. The following traditions are a glimpse into some of the original ways in which Greeks celebrate Easter..... The Rocket...

El Greco's "Dormition of the Virgin" Travels to Toledo

The “Dormition of the Virgin,” an El Greco’s work from his youth, which adorns the church on the Greek island of Syros is expected to travel from Greece to Toledo in Spain in order to be included in the...

UNESCO Tribute to the Greek Island of Syros

UNESCO is organizing a seven-day tribute, this week, to the beauty and unique culture of the Greek island of Syros in Athens, Greece. The neoclassical building of the Hellenic ICOMOS headquarters, will host an event that will acquaint people with...