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  • Greece’s Andreas Vazaios Breaks Greece and Europe Swimming World
    by Nick Kampouris on 07/12/2019 at 16:04

    Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios won the gold medal on Friday night in the 200-meter Independent Medley at the 25th European Swimming Pool Championship in Glasgow, Scotland. The Greek athlete achieved the perfect performance, breaking the European record. Vazeos finished in 1:50.85, breaking the European record of 1:51.36 held since 2015 by Hungarian Olympic champion Laszlo

  • Sideritis: Greece’s Famous Mountain Tea and its Ancient Secrets of Healing
    by Nick Kampouris on 07/12/2019 at 15:41

    Greeks are not known for their love for tea, as the British or the Turkish are. However, when it comes to tea, the first variety that a Greek would mention is ”chai tou vounou”, or Greek mountain tea. Sideritis, as it is officially known, has been used since ancient times as a medicine, as well

  • Restoration of Historic Bridge of Plaka in Epirus Almost Finished (Video)
    by Nick Kampouris on 07/12/2019 at 15:35

    The restoration of the historic bridge of Plaka, in northwestern Greece, which had collapsed due to heavy rain in 2015 is now almost finished. On Thursday, the last piece of rock was added by the reconstruction group that has been working on the project for months. Dozens of craftsmen and masters of stone were supervised

  • Turkey Sends Controversial Accord with Libya to United Nations
    by Nick Kampouris on 07/12/2019 at 15:33

    Turkey’s controversial maritime boundary delimitation agreement with the government of Libya was sent to the United Nations (UN), Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, according to a report of state-run Anadolu news agency. Erdogan said that following the agreement’s ratification by the country’s Parliament, he signed it and sent it to the UN.

  • Greek PM from Pontian Genocide Conference: ”Greece Has Always Overcome the Storms of History”
    by Nick Kampouris on 07/12/2019 at 15:30

    The Pontian Genocide was a tragic chapter in the history of modern Greece, and the lessons it holds must prevent its repetition anywhere in the world, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, during his opening remarks of the International Conference on the Crime of Genocide held in Athens. Organized by the Pan-Pontian Federation of

  • Clashes Erupt on Anniversary of Grigoropoulos Murder in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras
    by Nick Kampouris on 06/12/2019 at 19:31

    Scores of primarily youthful demonstrators who took to the streets of the Greek capital to mark the eleventh anniversary of the brutal murder of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Athens’ Exarcheia district clashed with police on Friday evening. Clashes also took place in the cities of Thessaloniki and Patras. Another occurrence of the annual clashes between

  • Greek Investigators Say Central Athens Hotel Fire Likely Arson
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 06/12/2019 at 14:07

    The cause of Thursday afternoon’s fire at an Athens hotel which sent three people to the hospital very well might be officially attributed to arson, Fire Brigade investigators reported on Thursday evening. Two plastic containers with flammable liquid were recovered intact in the second floor corridor and another on the first floor of the hotel, where

  • Cyprus Transports Stranded, Fatigued Pelicans to Greece by Airplane
    by Nick Kampouris on 06/12/2019 at 14:01

    An extraordinary and beautiful story of humans helping animals took place recently in the air between Cyprus and Greece. Two young rosy pelicans which had failed to complete their migration and became “stranded” on the island nation of Cyprus were transported by plane to Greece’s Kerkini Lake a few days ago. The birds, who were

  • Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 06/12/2019 at 13:38

    A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire history of Western art, was recently discovered on Crete. The icon of Saint Ekaterini was found at a church in the village of Tsivaras, 17 kilometers (10 miles) east of the

  • Greek Pole Vaulter Katerina Stefanidi a Candidate for IOC Athletes’ Commission
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 06/12/2019 at 13:29

    Greece’s recent Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault Katerina Stefanidi was confirmed on Thursday as an official candidate for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. The election will be held during the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer. The Greek athlete’s candidacy was approved by the IOC Executive Board in a meeting

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