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Roads at Syntagma Square in Athens closed to traffic on weekend for repairs

Karagiorgi Servias and Voulis Streets at Syntagma Square will be shut to traffic on the evenings of Saturday and Sunday, because or repairs in the electricity network, ANA reports. According to police, traffic to the two streets will be blocked from 18:00 to 23:00 on Saturday and from 19:00 to 21:00 on Sunday due to repairs by the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: A.Savin  Let's block ads! (Why?)

Tourist arrivals to Cyprus reach a historic high in April 2019

Tourist arrivals in April this year increased by 4.8% on an annual basis, recording a historic high for the month, data released by the Statistical Service, on Friday, show, according to CNA. Based on the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 329,308 in April 2019 compared to 314,143 in April 2018, recording an increase of 4.8%. “April 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month,” a Statistical Service press release published on its website notes. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: FromNicosia Let's block ads! (Why?)

Thessaloniki Street Food Festival kicks off

A gastronomy festival that celebrates flavours from all over the world begins on Friday in Thessaloniki, ANA reports. The visitors will have an opportunity to savor various gastronomical delicacies prepared by catering companies and local farmers, listen to music and have fun with artists and DJs at two music stages, participate in the food market and take part in the kitchen lab workshops and masterclasses taught by acclaimed professionals. The festival also has a special place set aside for  children in the "kids corner". The Thessaloniki Street Food Festival takes place on the premises of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) exhibition centre and will open its doors to public on Friday at 18:00. On Saturday and Sunday it will be open from noon until midnight while admission to the venue will be free of charge. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: foodfestival.thessaloniki.gr Let's block ads! (Why?)

Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

Originally built as a place of worship for the followers of Dionysus, this 4th century BC theatre was discovered as late as 1971 and is located at the Ancient Epidaurus port. Visitors have to pass by a beautiful, fragrant orange grove in order to enter the venue. The Little Theatre currently features performances by up-and-coming Greek and international artists with a more alternative take on ancient drama. English surtitles in all performances. Starting hours: 21:30 Getting there: The Little Theatre is 15 kms away from the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens. Buses going directly to the Little theatre are scheduled daily. For information on how to get there please visit greekfestival.gr. Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus - 2019 Programme  22 June 9TH ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock   28 & 29 June GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ALTERNATIVE STAGE Avant-garde musical theatre and ancient myths Works by Xenakis, Christou, Koumentakis   5 & 6 July Sofia Paschou – Patari Project Theogony, a Great Feast Inspired by Hesiod’s Theogony   12 & 13 July Griffón Dance Company Kaos   19 & 20 July Dimitris Bogdanos Daphnis + Chloe by Longus Un amore bucolicο   26 & 27 July Efi Theodorou Phèdre by Racine   2 & 3 August Natasha Triantafylli Le Dainaidi (The Danaids) by Andreas Kalvos For information on all Athens & Epidaurus Festival performances please visit greekfestival.gr   Tickets: Athens & Epidaurus Festival main box office: Panepistimiou 39 (inside Stoa Pesmazoglou) Mo to Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-15:00 Call centre: +30 210 8938112 (Monday to Sunday, 09:00-21:00) On line sales: greekfestival.gr & ticketmaster.gr   For groups (20+ persons): +30 2103222720 & [email protected] For persons with disabilities: +30 210 3221897 & [email protected] Other points of sale: Odeon of Herodes Atticus Monday to Sunday 10:00-14:00 (and 18:00-21:00 on performance days) Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus: Monday to Thursday 10:00-13:00 and Friday to Saturday, 10:30-21:30   Ticket prices: For most performances upper tier regular ticket at 10 – 15 € and lower tier at 20 – 100 € (all prices at greekfestival.gr) Let's block ads! (Why?)

Cyprus IT Forum to be organized in Cyprus on 20-21 May 2019

The second edition of Cyprus IT Forum (CITF) will take place at Parklane Hotel, Limassol on 20-21 May, 2019. Cyprus IT Forum’s mission is to develop the island’s progressive community and bring together like-minded people. To become the ground where the foreign IT community can network with the local business and grow together. For that CITF has approached all main local business associations to assist on this mission. 300+ IT businessmen, investors and government officials will discuss the micro and macro developments in the IT industry. This year’s speakers are the CEO’s of Cyprus’ largest international IT companies (Nexters Global, Servers.com, Haxus AI Incubator,) and world famous guest speakers (Google, Yandex, Bazelevs). The agenda reflects the main challenges in the industry: Ways of approaching international markets from Cyprus (personal hints from Nick Dvas, CEO, Servers.com - a Cyprus hosting provider with data centers in Holland and America, with large clients from Tokyo to Los Angeles). Investing in a tech company: instruction for an amateur tech investor not to lose time and money (Roman Ivanyuk, Managing Partner, GR Capital). Surviving in a world of big data: advice for SMEs on how to grow your business (Grigory Bakunov, Head of Technology, Yandex). CITF has already got the support of the: Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism CySec National Betting Authority Invest.Cyprus CIBA Google Yandex ECOMMPAY Nexters Global Cablenet Haxus Deloitte and many other local and international authorities.  More details on the Forum and the program can be found at https://cyprusitforum.com/en or by telephone at 97652589 (Maria Agathangelou). RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greek tennis stars Tsitsipas and Sakkari triumph in Italian Open (video)

Greek tennis is experiencing phenomenal success, as both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Italian Open in Rome after beating their opponents, Fabio. Foginni (6-4, 6-3), and Petra Kvitova (7-5, 5-7, 4-0-retired), respectively. Tsitsipas will paly against world no.3 Roger Federer, while Sakkari will meet Kristina Mladenovic. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greece’s unique guitar-shaped islet Agia Triada loved by the Beatles

Agia Triada (Saint Trinity) is a small islet just opposite Evia‘s town of Eretria, in central Greece, and its natural beauty, along with its history, make it one of Greece’s most intriguing places, according to greekreporter.com The islet is right off the coast of Eretria and it can be reached from there within minutes, while the Greek capital of Athens is no more than a one-hour drive away. Its peculiar shape, which resembles a guitar, similar to the shape of Cyprus, along with its ideal location and the breathtaking natural beauty which surrounds it, once made it a strong contender when the legendary music group The Beatles wanted to purchase an island. Reportedly, the Fab Four simply wished to enjoy some bohemian moments in privacy while simultaneously receive musical inspiration from its idyllic surroundings. The sales deal was never reached, nevertheless, and the islet of Agia Triada remains intact — and as stunning as ever. The islet’s unusual, elongated shape, which also reminds visitors of the Little Dipper constellation, provides seemingly endless stretches of pink-tinged sand to lucky sun worshippers and swimmers. Its pristine beaches, turquoise waters and lush natural vegetation make it an ideal destination for any tourist. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Public hospital staff on national strike in Greece on Thursday

Staff at public hospitals in Greece will go on a 24-hour strike on Thursday (May 16), to demand "more staff, medical equipment and infrastructure so the public doesn't have to pay out of pocket for any of it," they said in a statement, according to ANA. Members of the National Federation of Public Hospital Staff (POEDIN) will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Alexandra Hospital on Vassilissis Sofias Ave. and march to the Ministry of Health. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Guardian: Five Greek beaches among top-40 in Europe

Five beaches in Greece are included in a “Top 40” list compiled by Guardian’s editors, with Voidokilia, in the extreme southwest Messinia prefecture topping the specific sites in the east Mediterranean country, naftemporiki.gr reports. Voidokilia is the external shore of a saltwater lagoon facing the Ionian Sea, just north of the harbor town of Pylos port. The beach’s azure waters, a cave, the remnants of a medieval castle and the presence of numerous birds, including seasonal flamingos, are what attracted the Guardian to Voidokilia, which means “ox stomach”. Other beaches located in Greece are “Kaladi” on the southwest Aegean island of Kythira, Palaiochori on Milos, “Super Paradise” on upscale hub Mykonos, and Balos on the large island of Crete.   RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Grzontan Let's block ads! (Why?)

Temple of Nemesis discovered under remains of ancient Mytilini theatre

A temple of Nemesis was discovered under the ancient theatre of Mytilini, on the northeast island of Lesvos, according to a report on the local web page 'Sto Nisi', ANA notes. The remains of the temple were located in the south entry passage (parodos), under a series of large limestones. Latest dates show that the theatre had two construction phases, in the Hellenistic era (3rd century BC) and the Roman one (1st century AD). The temple itself dates to the 1st century AD and was identified by a stone altar for offerings and a series of dedicatory inscriptions by priests and prominent personalities. According to leading excavator and head of the Lesvos Ephorate Pavlos Triantafyllidis, the temple's location in southern parodos was not arbitrary, as an arena for gladiator duels was constructed in the orchestra during Roman times. "As their contests had to conclude with the serving of justice and the awarding of victory to the best gladiator, the existence of a temple to Nemesis was obligatory," Triantafyllidis said. Nemesis was the ancient Greek goddess of divine retribution and revenge, especially for hubris committed against the gods. The excavations in the area continue with the contribution of the University of Bari's school of civil engineering, in Italy. The dual phases of the theatre's construction were established by its professors Georgio Rocco and Monic Livadiotti. Diazoma, the organisation promoting ancient Greek theatres, quotes Plutarch who noted the theatre was so important in antiquity that Pompey copied its plans to build a theatre like it in Rome in 55 BC which became a model for subsequent buildings. In modern times, very little is preserved of the earlier phases, as the remains have suffered from soil erosion and from removal for use in the Mytilini castle during the middle Ages. The organisation said that entire theatre's diameter, close to 107 metres at its base, could accommodate an audience of nearly 10,000 people.  Photo Source: Greek Ministry of Culture/Lesvos Ephorate Let's block ads! (Why?)