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    Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:49

    It was fifty years ago when a Greek immigrant, the late Dr. Van Vlahakis, started a natural cleaning products company out of his garage in Chicago, IL. Today, Earth Friendly Products operates four plants in the US and is sold in over 60 countries around the world, while it has also created a Greek subsidiary, Earth Friendly Products Hellas.

    Monday, 03 July 2017 21:55

    The Greek and Cypriot telecommunications satellite Hellas Sat 3 was launched into orbit late Wednesday night from French Guiana, according to the digital policy ministry.

    Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information Minister Nikos Pappas, who watched the launch from the Arianespace station in French Guiana, spoke to the Athens Macedonia News Agency saying that Greece is “turning a page” with regard to its policy to make the most of space and space applications.

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:59

    The Greek homes market has the lowest rates among 18 European countries according to an international survey by the RE/MAX Europe network of estate agents.

    In 2016 a 100-square meter apartment in a Greek city cost 92,200 euros on average, or 922 euros/sq.m., while outside urban areas the average price of a house of the same size stood at 67,000 euros (670 euros/sq.m.).

    Monday, 03 July 2017 22:05

    Real estate prices in the general Athens area have plunged so low that in some cases houses are sold at one tenth of their market price, according to data posted in the General Secretariat of Information Systems.

    In the first quarter of 2017, there were houses in certain areas of Athens that were sold at 100 euros per square meter while the zone price was 1,250 euros per sq.m..

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:56

    Alexis Tsipras’s government gets caught in a fight between Germany and the IMF

     

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:48

    On the eve of the Conference on Cyprus, we feel compelled to express our views on the Cyprus negotiations on behalf of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO), the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), the American Hellenic Council (AHC), the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey, and the Coordinated Effort of Hellenes (CEH). Our community has worked with successive US Administrations on behalf of a workable and lasting solution on Cyprus. In 2004, when we warned that the flawed Annan Plan was headed in the wrong direction, some officials defamed us as “rejectionists,” “hard liners,” or as “not having a bottom line.” Yet history proved us right and the officials predicting a landslide victory in 2004 wrong. At this key moment in Cyprus’ history, we have decided that it is time for us to speak out, warn against false steps, and describe an agreement that we may be able to support.

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:53

    Greek telecommunication companies offer internet users only 1/3 of the nominal speeds they advertise, according to a National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) report.

    In the most popular ADSL connections that provide speeds of up to 24 Mbps, EETT reports that the actual download speed of information corresponds to 32.26% of the nominal speed. The average of all connections operating in Greece provides the user with a down stream of information corresponding to 40% of the nominal value.

    Monday, 03 July 2017 22:10

    Almost 200 victims of the strong earthquake that jolted the Greek island of Lesvos on June 12, were forced to evacuate their temporary shelters.

    People whose homes were damaged had to take refuge inside their cars, in churches and even in the open as the agreement between the authorities and local hoteliers expired on June 30.

    Friday, 19 May 2017 13:47

    The Athens Coastal Tram goes from Syntagma Square to the Beaches of Glyfada and Voula with stops in Nea Smyrni and all along the coast. It may not be the fastest but it is the best way to get to the sea by public transportation.

    Monday, 03 July 2017 22:16

    Greece’s National Women’s Basketball Team fought for the bronze medal against Belgium in Prague today but was defeated 78-45 at the 2017 Eurobasket.

    Kostas Keramidas’s players made an enthusiastic effort to clinch third place in the basketball playoffs but were not able to prevail.

    Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:59

    Greece has a long history with sports, in fact, Greece was home to the first Olympic Games. Today, Greek athletes excel in a range of sports including athletics, basketball, water polo, swimming and the most popular sport - football(soccer).

    Monday, 03 July 2017 22:12

    The ancestral home of opera singer Maria Callas in Neochori, Messinia, Greece, will host a unique night of opera on the night of July 8, in honor of the diva and the new museum dedicated to her life and work created there by the Oichalia municipality.

    The house once owned by Callas’ family was recently acquired by the local authority, which decided to repair and rebuild it using the original building material strewn around the site and turn it into a visitable Callas museum and research centre.

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:52

    IF YOU consult “The Orthodox Church”, a standard introduction for English-speakers penned by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, you will learn the following:

    Because Orthodox are convinced that the body is sanctified and transfigured together with the soul, they have an immense reverence for the relics of the saints. Like Roman Catholics, they believe that the grace of God present in the saints’ bodies during life remains active in their relics…and God uses these relics as a channel of divine power and an instrument of healing.

    Sunday, 14 May 2017 11:36

    The street art in Athens is said to be the biggest in the world. You can’t help but notice the excessive amount of graffiti that coats every available surface throughout city, where every available wall, shop front, brick wall or obscure alley is a canvas waiting to be filled with artistic optimism, political reference or social satire.

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:47

    The Davelis Cave, not far from Athens, in Greece, is one of the most mysterious places, surrounded by superstition. The sinister reputation of the cave, which used to serve as a hideout for thieves, hermits, monks and a shrine of the Greek goat-footed god Pan, has increased rather than faded over the centuries.

    Friday, 12 May 2017 10:20

    Greece, officially known as The Hellenic Republic, is one of the world’s most popular destinations with ancient and modern attractions such as museums of the ancient and Byzantine eras and archaeological sites and cities, all of them historical monuments which have inspired modern education and culture around the world.

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