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Turkish trading vessel collides with Greek navy patrol boat

A Turkish-flagged merchant ship collided briefly with a Hellenic Navy gunboat Armatolos just off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of...

Council of State to rule on fate of Turkish ‘8’

Judges at Greece’s highest administrative court on Friday were discussing the fate of a Turkish serviceman who is seeking asylum in Greece...

Ancient Greek town in Turkey being sold

A 2,500-year-old ancient Greek town outside the historical city of Halicarnassus now known as Bodrum, is being sold for 35 million lira...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Halki Theological School will be opened soon

The time when the Halki Theological School will be reopened is near, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said during his meeting with a...

Turk fined 1,500 euros, given suspended prison sentence for illegal entry into Greece

A Turkish national that illegally crossed the border into Greece was on Thursday sentenced to five months in prison, suspended for three...

Greece is the hottest country for affluent travelers this summer

Greece is the hottest country for affluent travelers this summer according to global luxury travel...

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NEWS

An opera with no technical enhancements to be held on Delos island

Composer and director Thodoris Abatzis is staging ‘Hera’ at the ruins of the ancient theatre relying solely on the cast’s abilities

Court decision on one of Turkish ‘8’ carried out

A decision by the Council of State to release one of eight Turkish soldiers wanted by Ankara for their alleged role in 2016's botched coup from prison and into protective custody has been carried out.

Tzanakopoulos said: EU Commission has been very helpful, despite differences in the past

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, referring to European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker’s visit to Athens on Thursday, said that the relationship between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Juncker is very close, especially in the framework of the fiscal adjustment programme...

Greek soldiers’ release appeal rejected a third time by Turkish court

The third request for the release of the two Greek soldiers, Angelos Mitretodis and Dimitris Koutlatzis, who have been in prison in Adrianople since March 1, was denied by the Turkish court

Looted rare 6th Century mosaic of St. Andrew returns home in Cyprus

Greek Cypriot art dealer Maria Paphiti located the St. Andrew mosaic in 2014 in London after another dealer asked her to verify the origin

Forbes: The coolest beach of the world is in Crete

The beach of Kommos in Crete is the coolest in the world according to a recent article published by Forbes magazine.

Greece is the hottest country for affluent travelers this summer

Greece is the hottest country for affluent travelers this summer according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso®, renowned as a leading trend forecaster, which analyzed its data warehouse of $40.7 billion in transactions to reveal the top destinations for upscale travelers this summer, as well...

Juncker: «Greece is my second home»

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday declared that growth has returned to Greece and expressed confidence that Greece will become "a normal country" before the end of the summer during a press conference in Athens with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Kotzias: Too late for FYROM to join NATO in July

There is not enough time for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to join NATO at the alliance’s summit in July, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday during a lull in momentum in talks between Athens and Skopje on the “Macedonia” name issue

Kammenos suggests Greece-Turkey are in an undeclared war since 1974

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos implied on Thursday there is an undeclared war with Turkey since 1974 in comments to journalists at an aviation conference that will be held in Tatoi, north of Athens, later in the day

Turkish president calls snap elections for June

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will hold early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24

EC President Juncker: Turkish claims that Greek soldiers pose a threat are ridiculous

The President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker labeled Turkish claims that the two Greek soldiers being held in a prison in Adrianople posed a threat “ridiculous”, AFP reported

Greek athlete wins North Pole Marathon

A Greek runner, Argyrios Papathanasopoulos, on Sunday won the "world’s coolest marathon", coming in first among 46 competitors at the North Pole's Camp Barneo

EP to Turkey: Release the two Greek servicemen

The European Parliament to adopt a resolution calling on Turkey to free Greek soldiers

Greek sovereignty over Imia is ‘clear’ and ‘undisputed,’ says Athens

Athens on Wednesday responded to a statement issued by Turkey which disputed Greece’s territorial sovereignty over the Imia islets in the eastern Aegean

Imia is Turkish territory, Ankara says in statement

Turkey has attacked the European Commission’s progress report, accusing the European Union of being “unwilling to understand the difficulties” the country is facing

Tsipras on Kastellorizo: Greece threatens no one; fears no one

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday used another remote island setting to send a message to neighboring Turkey, amid yet another round of perceived tension in the eastern Aegean

US Amb Pyatt visits Mt. Athos Monastery

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt visited the Monastery of Vatopedi on the Holy Mount Athos during his trip there

Greek PM Tsipras visits Kastellorizo

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will inaugurate the new desalination plant on the island of Kastellorizo, in SE Aegean, on Tuesday

HEALTH AND TOURISM

Electrodes wired into the brain could help Alzheimer's patients, trial finds

A brain “pacemaker” for Alzheimer’s patients, which uses electrical wires to stimulate the parts of the brain responsible for problem solving, has been shown to be safe in humans and could become a treatment in future

G. Patoulis , in Mumbai representing the Local Government in the largest Tourism Exhibition in Asia

G. Patoulis traveled to India, representing the Greek Local Government at the “International Outbound Travel Mart” in Mumbai, where Central Union of Municipalities of Greece participates in cooperation with the Greek Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Tourism

Nikolaos Kouvelas: ''Greece has the highest number of specialized dentists in Europe''

Dr. Nikolaos Kouvelas, Assistant Professor at the Dental Department of the University of Athens, CEO of EuroDentica and President of the Athens Dental Tourism Cluster (union of the biggest dental clinics of Athens under the aegis of the Mayor of Athens) talks to Health Tourism Style about the vision of developing Greece as one of the top dental tourism countries

Athens acquires an integrated cancer research center

Aiming at enhancing interdisciplinary research on cancer and improving patients' lives, Athens acquires an integrated cancer research center, the Athens Comprehensive Cancer Center (ACCC)

The strategies for the development of Health Tourism in Greece

The conference took place at the framework of the 4th International Tourism Fair on Saturday, December 9, 2017.The conference took place at the framework of the 4th International Tourism Fair on Saturday, December 9, 2017

George Patoulis: «The Greek diaspora has historically played a significant role in saving Hellenism»

«Our aim is to bring out Greece as a top tourism destination all year round!», notes George Patoulis

CULTURE

Prague Symphony Orchestra at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall

In a tribute to Czech composers Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák, the Prague Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Petr Altrichter present the symphonic poem The Moldau, a musical rendering of the river’s course through the land of Bohemia, and...

George Condo at Cycladic

Within its contemporary art program the Museum of Cycladic Art will hold the exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic”. This will be the first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece. The exhibition will include...

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Summer Nostos Festival to be held at SNFCC

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) will be held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) June 17-24, in a week of free events

An evening tour at the Acropolis Museum

The Museum of School Life and Education and the Greek Cultural Institute, propose an evening tour at the New Acropolis Museum on Friday, May 4, at 7pm.

The Youth of Mantineia at the Greek National Museum

A rotating-object programme called "The Unseen Museum" allows culture addicts and the Greek National Museum's visitors to enjoy a different object every month that is put in public view and belongs to the museum's collection but is kept in storage

Free admission to museums and archeaological site for International Day for Monuments and Sites

On occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Greek Ministry for Culture has decided to allow specific groups free admission to all state-run museums and archaeological sites in Greece for today, Wednesday, April 18

Remains of rare Greco-Roman temple unearthed in Egypt

The exciting discovery includes a sculpture of a man's head, two limestone lion statues, and coins

Thanks to animation you can see the Parthenon as the ancients once did

Travel site Expedia has teamed up with NeoMam and This is Render to show what seven ancient monuments looked like in their heyday through animation. Through the animated GIFs, the creators have managed to restore missing parts of the relics, restoring facades and marble, and so erasing years of decay

AROMA OF GREECE

Holy Cave of the Apocalypse

Located on the hill between Skala and Chora, the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse is a point of reference not only of Patmos, but of Christianity worldwide

St.George church at Lycabettus Hill

At the top of Lycabettus is the church of Saint Georgios- A stunning whitewashed church which dates back to 1782

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Easter festivities around the Greece

Easter, the most important religious and social festival in Greece, has much to offer locals and visitors alike

The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

It is celebrated on the 25th of March and in Greece it has special importance since it coincides with the anniversary of the declaration of the Greek Revolution in 1821, the liberation that is of the enslaved Greeks from the Ottoman occupation

Pantanasssa Monastery in Mystras

The Pantanassa Monastery is located in Mystras, an archaeological site close to Sparti, in the region of Laconia. The Castle Town of Mystras was very powerful in the Byzantine era and in the last decades of the Byzantine period this was said to be the second most important town after Constantinople

''Be Your Best Self'': The motto of Rethymno...

The famous Rethymno Carnival that kicked off on January 27 to culminate on Sunday February 18 is going strong for another year with thousands of visitors coming from all over Greece

Built in a cave, Panagia Tripiti impresses the...

Built in a cave, Panagia Tripiti impresses with its location, architecture and its elaborate gardens

Patras Carnival

The Patras Carnival has kicked off in the port city on Greece’s western coast, with people turning out in droves to attend the first fun-filled events that launched the carnival season in the city’s Georgiou Square

The Thracian Folk Festival - Carnival of Xanthi

The Thracian Folk Festival – Carnival of Xanthi takes place for the 53rd year and promises to offer residents and visitors of the beautiful town of Xanthi, numerous moments of entertainment from February 03, 2018 to February 19, 2018

A historical church on Vouliagmeni Avenue

One of the oldest parishes of Athens is the church of Saint John the Baptist on Vouliagmenis Avenue

Ragoutsaria: The Carnival of Kastoria

The “Ragoutsaria” celebration last three days in the city of Kastoria, during which locals donning costumes and dancing in the streets

The blessing of the Oranges custom in Argos

An old custom of Argos, a prominent orange production region

Magical Christmas at Kifisia

Magical is the neighborhood of Athens, Kifissia at Christmas days

Fairytale holidays at Trikala in Corinthia

The song "Let it snow" could be the soundtrack of your Christmas holidays at Trikala, in Corinthia. Snowy fir trees, stone-built mansions and churches give a magic touch to these days

Pelion by Instagram

The snowy roofs, the smoking chimneys, the cobblestone streets, the squares with centenarians plane trees, the springs with crystal water, cozy cafe and restaurants are some of the images that composes the magical landscapes of Pelion

The Monastery of Saint Porphyrios at Oropos

The "house" of the Saint, whose memory is celebrated on 2 December

Walking Pagrati

At first sight it may not impress you, but those who love the center of Athens do not change Pagrati!

Taxiarchis in Mantamados, Lesvos

Thousands of believers arrive at the island of Lesbos, to worship the sacred and world's only sculptured picture of Archangel Michael

The Plaka by Instagram

If there is a neighborhood which remains unchanged at the time, it’s Plaka. The pavement, picturesque taverns and shops, under the shadow of Acropolis, are turning us back in time. Every corner of the historic neighborhood of Athens looks like a postcard. See how the beauty of Plaka has been captured by Instagram users.

FASHION AND SHOPPING

Fashion Show of Vassilios Kostetsos will be Held at Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (CAC) gave permission to designer Vassilios Kostetsos to stage a fashion show at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus entrance square on March 31st

The fashion show of Cilia Kritharioti at Paris

The new Collection pays homage to romanticism: it is an ode to craftsmanship and the art of Couture, which celebrates the exceptional skills of seamstresses, embroiderers, feathermakers and bootmakers

A black dress with a Greek signature shined on the red carpet of Golden Globes

Golden Globe nominee Alison Brie wore a dress designed by Vasilis Zoulias at the politically and emotionally charged 2018 awards show

CAC approves use of Herodes Atticus courtyard for Greek fashion show

The Central Archaeological Council (CAC) approved a request by “Zeus + Dione“, a Greek clothes designing company with international sales, to present its collection at the courtyard and stairs at the entrance of the Herodes Atticus theatre on April 2.

The Greek designer of furniture that reached the top of European Design

The designer and businessman, Ioannis Solomos, was awarded by ‘’German Design Awards’’ for the series of furniture, ‘’Jungle’’

Christmas gifts at the Acropolis Museum Shops

Donate unique gifts for Christmas which are designed by talented Greek and foreign artists and are inspired by the exhibits of the Acropolis Museum

A TASTE OF GREECE

Mount Athos chickpeas balls

Not at all meat throughout the year, many vegetables and fruits. It's a simple, healthy food without fat. This is the secret which protects Mount Athos monks from cancer and other diseases and offer longevity, says the monk of the Monastery Koutloumousiou of Mount Athos, Father Moses
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The best sweets for Christmas

Greeksnet discovered the best patisseries in Greece that daily refresh their showcases with delicious sweets!
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Extravaganza: Modern dishes in the center of Thessaloniki

Modern Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at Extravaganza’s heavy wooden tables and became a ‘’tasty addiction’’ for Thessalonians
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The orange pie of Evanthia

Α homemade recipe that comes from Nea Mesimvria, in Thessaloniki

Tahini pies with olives and orange

Delicious pies with tahini, olives from Kalamata and orange

Chickpea soup from Sifnos island

An authentic recipe for chickpea soup from Sifnos

Traditional Kastorian bean soup

Find out how to make the bean soup in the traditional Greek way!

Apple, tahini halva, raisins and chocolate tart

A treat that will satisfy everybody’s sweet tooth! Serve it with coffee or tea!

Valentine's Day at Hilton Athens

The Valentine's Day is a romantic experience at the Hilton Athens Hotel

The benefits of fasting during Lent

The Lent is a good occasion to renew our eating habits

Where are we going to celebrate Tsiknopempti?

Author: Georgia Papadimitriou Greeksnet. com searched and found the best taverns of Athens

Tsiknopempti at the restaurant of Acropolis Museum

Α rich buffet will be set up with delicious appetizers, fresh salads, meat varieties and home-made sweets

"Greek taste beyond borders": Τhe 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference

With the motto "Greek taste beyond borders", the 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference 2018 unites for the first time Greek entrepreneurship in the field of gastronomy and tourism through a modern forum of international character

Breakfast at Tiffany's is finally a reality

You can finally get croissants and coffee like Holly Golightly. People have been waiting for hours to get into the Blue Box Café. Located in its 5th Ave store at New York. Here's what it's like inside.

Brioche: The fluffy French bread is delicious!

The classic French bread that's rich and golden with butter and eggs, can be served during all the day

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