Stolen Parthenon Marbles Could “Borrow Greece” Says New British Museum Director

On Saturday, the new director of the British Museum offered to return the stolen Parthenon marble sculptures to Greece only as a short-term loan. In an article in The Times, director George Osborne, a former Treasury secretary under the conservative Cameron, wrote primarily convinced that the marble statues had not been stolen. “We are open […]

Greece improves access to tourism destinations for people with disabilities

The “Accessible Destinations” sign will be introduced soon, Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias said in a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. In particular, he stated the following: “At the Ministry of Tourism, we work tirelessly to ensure that our destinations are accessible to all citizens, including […]

Festive Christmas timetable for shops

Christmas is approaching and retail stores are starting to work on extended hours for the convenience of citizens, including on Sundays. During the Christmas 2021 holiday season, the Athens Trade Association offers the following opening hours for commercial stores: Sunday 12.12.2021 11.00-18.00 Monday 13.12.2021 10.00-21.00 Tuesday 14.12.2021 10.00-21.00 Wednesday 15.12.2021 10.00-21.00 Thursday 16.12.2021 10.00-21.00 Friday […]

Symptoms of the disease when infected with Omicron and differences from the Delta strain

Patients with the Omicron mutation exhibit different symptoms than those with the Delta mutation. Despite the fact that the Omicron mutation has a 2.4 times higher risk of re-infection than previous mutations and a higher overall transmission, the disease has different and milder symptoms, experts say. The new strain is associated with much higher re-infection […]

Thessaloniki: 17-year-old criminals held hostage, demanding ransom for him

The case of the abduction of a 33-year-old foreigner involving two minors was investigated by the police in Thessaloniki. Two 17-year-olds and a 31-year-old man were arrested on charges of kidnapping a foreigner, transporting him to Perea (Thessaloniki) and demanding 2,000 euros from relatives for his release. According to the police, the man illegally entered […]

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