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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic [Video]

Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic

Thousands of people flocked to Greece and Croatia as the countries reopened to tourists.View on euronews

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PM’s father defends visit to Greece during lockdown [Video]

PM’s father defends visit to Greece during lockdown

The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has defended his decision to travel to Greece – and making social media posts regarding the journey.The comments came after Boris Johnson’s father..

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Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched [Video]

Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched

With unemployment at more than 14 percent, Greeks welcome the news but wonder if they will be the ones to benefit.

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Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row [Video]

Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, who travelled to Greece despite the barring of direct entry from the UK. Mr Shapps said that Mr..

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Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad [Video]

Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad

Foreign holidays have been given the green light after ministers confirmed the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK will be scrapped for a slew of popular destinations.Trips..

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Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

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Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive [Video]

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

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Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars [Video]

Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated Greece's plans to offer tourists a grand tour one step at a time.

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Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens [Video]

Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens

Greece has officially opened its doors to international visitors after three months of lockdown.

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Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness [Video]

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

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Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival [Video]

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

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Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again [Video]

Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again

Spain will relax its border controls on July 1st and Greece is getting ready to do the same, a long-awaited moment for two of Europe's biggest vacation spots. Emer McCarthy reports.

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The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown [Video]

The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown

Greek archaeological sites including the Acropolis re-opened on Monday after two months of lockdown due to the measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown

In Greece, most shops can now reopen and retailers are eager to welcome customers after nearly two months of lockdown. But there's a warning: if there is a second lockdown, many businesses would never..

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Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints [Video]

Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints

Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine are also lifting some restrictions from Monday - but constraints remain in the UK for now. View on euronews

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Coronavirus: England’s quarantine-free list of countries published

Greece, Belgium and Spain are among the countries on the list but Portugal is not.
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'Raise it with him': Boris Johnson refuses to comment on father breaking lockdown travel restrictions to fly to Greece

PM says he will not get into the detail of family conversations
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UK PM's father criticised for lockdown trip to Greece

Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.
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Boris Johnson's father Stanley flies to Greece despite travel restrictions and says trip 'essential' to ready second home as holiday let

Stanley Johnson also urges PM to get air bridges between counties up 'as soon as possible'
Independent - Published

Many European countries set to be exempt from quarantine

The UK looks set to exempt France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and several other European countries.
BBC News - Published

Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown

Hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia waited in long queues at the border with Greece on Wednesday after Athens eased coronavirus restrictions to try to salvage the summer..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.
Reuters - Published

EU borders reopening as Greece and Belgium prepare to welcome tourists

European Commission launches website to navigate a patchwork of reopenings across Schengen area
Independent - Published

Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Island isolation over as Greece lets tourists back

The idyllic islands of Mykonos and Santorini reopen for tourists, but not everyone is happy.
BBC News - Published

Greece ready to open to tourists, PM says safety is top priority

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a 'huge victory' for Greece: minister

Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities.
Reuters - Published

Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving longstanding issues over fishing rights in the..
Reuters - Published

Greece, Italy to sign deal on maritime zones: foreign affairs ministry

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime zones on Tuesday, the country's foreign affairs ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Greek hotels reopen to an uncertain future

Greece allowed year-round hotels to open on Monday, restarting its vital tourism sector hobbled by weeks of lockdown, although business remained quiet with international flights from its main airports..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK

Tourists from 29 countries will be able to visit Greece from 15 June, but not travellers from the UK.
BBC News - Published

Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in three-four months

Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister..
Reuters - Published

Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins.
Reuters - Published

Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
Reuters - Published

Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight as Tory MPs turn on Cummings and schools to reopen despite serious concern

UK focuses on prime minister's senior aide, while Japan and Greece announce easing of some lockdown measures
Independent - Published

Coronavirus travel: Airport tests and hotel quarantine for Greece arrivals

Greece's tourist season begins in June - but how easy will it be for travellers to get into the country?
BBC News - Published

Andre Bent murder trial: Vasilios Ofogeli jailed for murder

"Remorseless" Vasilios Ofogeli, then aged 16, fled to Greece within hours of the murder.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says his country has shown that it is a "passport of safety".
BBC News - Published

Cafes and churches open in Italy and Greece; Spain eyes summer reboot

Italian shops, restaurants and churches reopened their doors to spring sunshine on Monday, Greece welcomed visitors back to the Acropolis - and Spain hoped for tourists to return in summer in cautious..
Reuters - Published

Acropolis sparkles in the sun as Greek tourist spots reopen

Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Two more migrants quarantined on Lesbos test positive for COVID-19

Two asylum seekers recently arrived on Greece's Lesbos island, the site of the country's biggest migrant camp, have tested positive for the coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Migrants stranded in Greece by COVID-19 fly to UK

A group of 50 refugees and asylum seekers flew from Greece to Britain on Monday to reunite with relatives in a transfer that had been held up by the coronavirus lockdown.
Reuters - Published

With plexiglass barriers, Greece's Santorini island wants visitors to return

There is a new addition at a bar on Santorini. The beach lounge chairs are surrounded by plexiglass screens, a precaution against coronavirus once the island starts getting visitors again.
Reuters - Published

Greece to reopen ancient monuments this month as it eases coronavirus ban

After standing empty for two months, Greece's ancient sites, including the Acropolis hill towering over Athens, will reopen to visitors on May 18, authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Israel signs deal to lease drones to Greece for border defence

Israel said it will lease drones to Greece to defend its borders, in the first military deal between the two countries which includes an option to buy the system.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Greece and Croatia acted fast, now need to save summer

Greece and Croatia reacted fast to coronavirus, but now it threatens their tourism industries.
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Greece to ship hundreds of migrants to mainland from camp on Lesbos

Greece will move hundreds of migrants from a camp on the island of Lesbos to mainland facilities on Sunday as part of efforts to ease overcrowding, police and government officials said.
Reuters - Published

Strong earthquake strikes south of Crete, no word on damage

A strong earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296 ,..
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Crete, Greece: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296.
Reuters - Published

Using plastic markers, Greek workers defy ban to mark Labour Day

Greek workers and students wearing masks and gloves lined up outside parliament to commemorate May Day, defying a government ban on movement imposed to fight the coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Canadian military helicopter crashes in sea off Greece; 1 dead, 5 missing

One body has been recovered and five people are missing after a Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on..
Reuters - Published

Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean: NATO

A Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, prompting a search and rescue mission, NATO said in a statement on Thursday, after Canada had confirmed..
Reuters - Published

Canadian helicopter engaged in NATO exercises missing off Greek coast

A Canadian helicopter engaged in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises off the coast of Greece disappeared and search-and-rescue efforts were under way, the Canadian Armed Forces said on..
Reuters - Published

Nato helicopter missing off Greece

The aircraft had reportedly taken off from a Canadian ship when it disappeared over the Ionian Sea.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Greeks ponder ban on fax machines in state offices

The coronavirus has forced Greece to digitise the state and rapidly move public services online.
BBC News - Published

Greece opening to tourists in July but hoteliers fear empty beaches

Greece hopes to welcome back tourists from July, but hoteliers expect a bleak season, fearing the coronavirus pandemic will keep visitors away and beaches empty.
Reuters - Published

Greece plans gradual relaxation of lockdown measures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday restrictions on citizens' movements would be lifted and more shops allowed to reopen from May 4 in a gradual easing of a lockdown imposed to..
Reuters - Published

Greece unveils plan to ease lockdown, hopes for tourism revival

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled on Tuesday the country's plan to ease a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week to May 4

Greece on Thursday extended its general coronavirus lockdown by a week to May 4, saying any relaxation would be staggered over May and June.
Reuters - Published

Albanian seasonal workers could go to Greece in May, PM says

Albania and Greece, whose borders are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, agreed to work on paving the way to allow Albanian seasonal agriculture workers to go to Greece by mid-May, Albania's..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus hits migrant hostel as Greece plans to ease lockdown

Dozens of migrants in a hostel in southern Greece tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday as the government set a date to start a gradual easing of a lockdown.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus handling shows Greece no longer "black sheep" of Europe: PM

Greece is no longer the black sheep of Europe, having shown discipline and resilience in its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
Reuters - Published


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