When I lived in Thessaloniki , I gained an immediate familiarity with two vocabularies. The first was the swear words; I've been to enough soccer games now that I can hurl obscenities like the saltiest malaka. Then there was my coffee order: Ena.
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Revered by classicists as the fount of European civilization, Greece is an easy country to fall in love with. When you're not cruising around its many islands in the Aegean Sea, or counting columns at the Acropolis, it's the people who make this place.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Hundreds of striking Greek sanitation workers protested in Athens on Thursday over jobs as steaming mountains of garbage piled up across the country as a 10-day strike dragged on. Heaps of rotting rubbish have been steadily growing .
Now I know Mykonos and Santorini are amongst almost everyone's favourite Greek islands, due to the unbeatable beaches and breathtaking views respectively (plus, you can fly directly there from many countries) but for those willing to make the extra.
Greece's Culture Ministry says that all Greek archaeological sites, including Athens ' internationally famed Acropolis, will shut during the hottest hours of the day due to a predicted heat wave. The ministry ... Greece expects an increase in tourist.
A high-end vacation in Greece is within reach even if you don't have a big budget, says Christos Stergiou, the founder and owner of TrueGreece, an Athens -based travel company selling luxury trips to Greece. “Compared to many other European ... Here, Mr.
Suggest northern Greece as a holiday destination and a fog of bafflement will descend across the furrowed brow of many a British traveller. Somewhat like iced tea and vegetarian sausages, northern Greece is clearly a contradiction in terms – a.
I started where everyone does, in the mythic Athens , the tourist Athens . .... In Petralona, I visited a foodie co-op café, To Perivolaki, which serves delicious meze, house-made lemonade, and unpasteurized beer from the Ali microbrewery in Thessaloniki.
Taking the car across Greece, i.e. travelling from Thessaloniki to Athens, even caused ... “Don’t get me wrong”, our guide at Visit Meteora muses, “but it really is you posting all these pictures that have people travel here from all over.
Three killed in Greece after train crashes into house BT.com.
The main gateways, Athens and Thessaloniki , each merit attention, from Athens ' vaunted Acropolis and down-to-earth nightlife to Thessaloniki's more laid-back seafront vibe. Then it's essential to head for the hills: whether it's the Pindos range, near.
A pledge by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to reopen the Athens Guide School was met via a Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued by the tourism and education ministries on Wednesday, which ordered that the school reopen after seven years.
The train, which was travelling from Athens to the second biggest city Thessaloniki , derailed near the town of Adendro. Its engine was propelled into a nearby house but the cause of the accident was not yet known. 70 passengers were on board the train.