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Small magnitude earthquake hits 30 km northeast of Athens, Greece

Small magnitude 3.3 earthquake 30 km northeast of Athens, Greece Earthquake felt in Athens. Source

The most expensive apartment in Athens was bought by a Swiss millionaire

One of the most expensive apartments in Greece, a property worth 18 million euros in the heart of Athens, was bought by a Swiss citizen. It is an apartment on the top floor of an apartment building (penthouse) in the area of ​​Anaktoron, an area defined by Herodos Attikou, Rigillis and Stisichorou streets. In addition… […]

Andrea Bocelli 2023 -Live in Athens

The world-renowned tenor of Italian descent Andrea Bocelli is returning to Athens, Greece, for another jaw-dropping classical music performance! After successfully performing with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra at Sani Festival 2022, the famous tenor is visiting Greece to perform again on July 18th, 2023, at the Olympic Stadium of Athens, for what is estimated to be his largest concert… […]

The “football” pita: Athens souvlaki shop serves your pita gyros with Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK wrapping

If we know something for sure, it’s that every Greek loves pita gyros, pita souvlaki, or however you want to say it. This is a favourite street food all across Greece, including, obviously, at football matches. And since we’re on the subject, how would it feel if you could watch your favourite team’s game and… […]

FAN VIOLENCE: Knife attack outside the Athens Court of Appeal

A serious incident occurred earlier today outside the Athens Court of Appeal. According to Proto Thema, a group of 10 to 15 people attacked a man with a knife on Loukareos Street, injuring him. Police forces are on the scene, while the victim has been taken to the hospital for first aid. During a police… […]

Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens receives an honourable welcome in Damascus, Syria (VIDEO)

Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece received an honourable welcome in the Syrian capital after being greeted at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon by Patriarch John X of Antioch on March 21. The Archbishop travelled from Beirut to Damascus and was warmly welcomed by the Scouts of the Holy Cross Church once he… […]

ATHENS: The abandoned white tiger cub will not live, says founder of Attica Zoological Park (VIDEO)

Following the outrage caused by the news of a white tiger cub being abandoned on a street in suburban Athens, Jean Jacques Lesueur, the founder of the Attica Zoological Park, denounced the illegal animal trade. “It is clear that this is illegal animal trade. Someone had it, could not take care of it because it… […]

Indian community in Athens celebrates IWD and Holi Festival

The Indian Embassy in Athens hosted a celebration on International Women’s Day and Holi Festival on Wednesday. “Members of the Indian Diaspora and some Greek nationals participated with great enthusiasm and joy. Cd’A Mr. S. Rajendran addressed the gathering,” the embassy said in a tweet. Here are some glimpses: Holi is a holiday celebrated by… […]

‘Inside’: Willem Dafoe arrives in Athens to promote new movie by Greek Director

Willem Dafoe is in the Greek capital to promote his new movie “Inside” by Greek director Vasilis Katsoupis. ‘Inside’ premiered to the world at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival on 20 February 2023. It will be released in the United States on 17 March 2023, by Focus Features. Willem Dafoe plays an art thief… […]

Rare white tiger cub found abandoned near Athens zoo: “No one knows where it came from”

The Attica Zoological Park said it had recovered a rare but abandoned white tiger cub earlier this week from beneath a garbage bin on a nearby street. Located 25 kilometres from the centre of the Greek capital and near the Athens International Airport, the Attica Zoological Park said the four-month-old female cub was paralysed from… […]

Athens to Benghazi flights start on Thursday

Direct fights between Athens and the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi will start on Thursday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Tuesday. The Athens-Benghazi-Athens flights will be carried out by air carriers Air Mediterranean and Marathon Airlines, with the first flight scheduled for March 2 by Marathon Airlines. Greece’s Consul General in Benghazi Stavros… […]

Guns N’ Roses Announce 2023 World Tour Ends In Athens

Guns N’ Roses return to the road on a massive 2023 World Tour produced by Live Nation, headlining stadiums, festivals, and arenas throughout the summer and fall. The powerhouse rock band launch this tour on June 5 in Tel Aviv, Israel, at Park Hayarkon and will continue across Europe through July 22, wrapping in Athens, Greece. Tickets… […]

Five cocktail bars you MUST visit in Athens

Athens is a world-class and sophisticated destination for dining and drinking, and some of its cocktail bars have been awarded among the finest in the world, even if most people don’t know it! Although we love an Alpha beer, tsipouro or homemade wine, certainly give cocktails a go on your next trip to the Greek… […]

ATHENS: New National Archaeological Museum will house 125,000 ancient treasures and cost €300 million!

The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the most grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million! According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise of the old museum building and a new building, and will be ready in five years. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis… […]

MICHELIN Guide Athens and Athenian Riviera best restaurants

The first MICHELIN Guide on Athens and the Athenian Riviera will be published, reflecting on the diversity and openness of the local culinary tradition and fine dining. In the culinary world, a distinction by the Michelin Guide is most esteemed, as is by travellers who are looking for a one-of-a-kind haute cuisine experience. The Guide’s Point Of View selection… […]

Two women arrested at Athens IA over 13 kilos of cocaine

Police arrested two 24-year-old women from Brazil at Athens International Airport on Thursday night after they were found to be in possession of more than 13 kilos of cocaine. The women were arrested following targeted searches to control the movement of narcotics to Greece from countries in South America. The two had flown to Athens… […]

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Marie-Chantal will NOT move to Athens

The sources have claimed that Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, would not move to Athens after King Constantine’s death. Prince William‘s godfather and the nephew of the Duke of Edinburgh, King Constantine II of Greece, passed away from a stroke earlier this month at the age of 82. A […]

Are the Controversial Elgin Marbles Finally Destined for Athens?

For over a decade, staff at The British Museum refused to even discuss returning the controversially procured Elgin Marbles to Greece. Now, they’re sitting around a table with Greek heritage officials. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

The Plague of Athens Killed Over a Quarter of the City’s Population

Pandemics and plagues seem to be the flavor of this decade, occurring at regular intervals throughout history. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Europe History Important Events Read Later  Source

World’s 10 most beautiful cities (beauty score) See where Athens ranks

Venice: 83.3% Rome: 82.0% Barcelona: 81.9% Prague: 78.7% New York: 77.7% Athens: 77.5% Budapest: 75.9% Vienna: 75.8% Bordeaux: 75.3% Milan: 75.1% Why Athens, Greece ? Of all the cities on this list, Athens is where you’re most likely to see some winter sun. With temperatures reaching the low 60s, it’s actually perfect weather for exploring… […]

Celine Dion cancels Athens concert due to health problem

Celine Dion revealed she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease, and as a result had to cancel her concert originally scheduled in Athens on June 9, 2023. Specifically, with her announcement, the famous singer made it known that her spring European tour, Courage […]

The best melomakarona (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies) in Athens and Thessaloniki!

Their fanatical fans argue that we should be able to enjoy them all year round since melomakarona (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies) are a truly excellent dessert with a unique taste. Fortunately, as the years go by, they make their appearance earlier and earlier in the windows of pastry shops and bakeries. Tradition calls for them… […]

Air China: Shanghai to Athens flight begins on December 22

China’s ambassador to Greece Xiao Junzheng said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on Wednesday that direct flights between Shanghai and Athens are due to begin on December 22. The ambassador also referred to his country’s pandemic prevention and control measures, saying that it was self-evident that China, a huge country with… […]

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee – The Only Successful Revolt Since The Revolutionary War

The Battle of Athens Tennessee is one of the first accounts of American citizens revolting against a corrupt government since the Revolutionary War Source

CRETE: 10-day-old baby seal transferred to Athens for treatment (PHOTOS)

An orphaned baby seal just 10 days old was found in early November on a beach in Crete and traveled to Athens to be cared for by the Society for the Study and Protection of the Mediterranean Seal (MOM) until it is old enough to be released into its natural environment. The Port Authorities, who… […]

Greek Australian Anastasia Marinakou wins 10 km race as part of Authentic Athens Marathon

Anastasia Marinakou, who set a new personal best in the process, won the 10,000 km OPAP Marathon for women on Saturday in Athens in 33:38. Due to an injury, she sustained in the final days before the competition, Marinakou admitted that she had not anticipated performing this well. She was thrilled to break her own-year-old… […]

91-year-old Stelios Prassas oldest participant in Athens Marathon

91-year -old Greek runner Stelios Prassas was the oldest participant to take part in this year’s Authentic Marathon in Athens; a feat he accomplished last year as well. “I’ve been an athlete ever since I was a child. Sports is my love.Young people should be involved in sports. It offers you great health and that’s… […]

Pakistani youth with knives and axes in the centre of Athens!

Pakistani youth posted a video of them walking around the centre of Athens with knives and axes on social media. The Pakistanis, minors in many cases, are defiantly displaying knives and makeshift axes in a video taken from a cell phone camera. Police sources, according to Law & Order, expressed their concern about this as […]

Pakistani youth with knives and axes in the centre of Athens!

Pakistani youth posted a video of them walking around the centre of Athens with knives and axes on social media. The Pakistanis, minors in many cases, are defiantly displaying knives and makeshift axes in a video taken from a cell phone camera. Police sources, according to Law & Order, expressed their concern about this as […]

Athens is Europe’s cheapest city break destination

It’s not really charming, most of the buildings are ugly dirt-covered cement, there’s graffiti all over the place but Athens is a hot spot for the young and more tourists who like its’ funky attitude, coffee shops and unique areas says the national herald.  It’s also the cheapest location for a city break on the […]

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