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Seamen’s Strike

The Greek seamen’s union, the PNO, called a 24hr strike of its dockworkers for Wednesday, April 18, from 06:00 on Wednesday to 06:00 on Thursday. However, the union has decided to extend their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country’s mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning. We are pleased to […]

Sperm Whale Washed Ashore on Santorini

Sadly, a 9m (30 feet) male sperm whale was found washed ashore on Monday April 9, in an inaccessible area of Akrotiri, on the south coast of the island. The dead mammal, discovered by a diver, was in an advanced stage of decomposition. Following the discovery, the Municipality of Santorini, with the cooperation of the […]

Severe Winter Weather affecting Greece

The storms and snow forecast by the Greek National Meteorological Service are affecting many parts of Greece, with the north and centre of the country being especially hard hit. The island of Thassos experienced very heavy snow falls on Monday, with most of the villages at higher altitude cut-off and with difficult driving conditions at […]

Carnivals on Rhodes

It’s carnival time in Greece and on Rhodes there are a number of carnivals taking place over the holiday period. On Sunday, February 18, there are carnivals in Kalithia, Soroni, Kremasti, Ialysos and Paradisio. All these events start between 14:00 and 15:00. On Monday, a carnival will be held in Pefkakia, Rhodes Old Town, starting […]

Carnivals on Thassos

The carnivals on Thassos are a long-established tradition that are celebrated in all the villages of the island, but especially in Potamia, Panagia and Limenaria. The first day of Lent, which is called Clean Monday in Greece, marks the culmination of the carnival season, when there is plenty of feasting, dancing and revelry. The first […]

Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend

This weekend, the annual Orionid meteor shower will see around 20 meteors passing across the night sky every hour. The shower is caused by debris left behind by Halley’s Comet. When Halley’s Comet passes through the solar system, the sun heats it, ‘burning off’ particles that create the comet’s tail and debris field. As the […]

Monarch Airlines Fails

Monarch Airlines, which was the UK’s fifth largest airline, has ceased trading after failing to gain a renewal of its licence from the Civil Aviation Authority. The company announced it had appointed KPMG as liquidators. Around 110,000 customers are currently overseas and the government has asked the CAA to charter more than 30 aircraft to facilitate […]

Santorini Experience

One of the top sports tourism events in Greece, the third annual ‘Santorini Experience’ for professional and amateur runners and swimmers, will take place from October 6 to the 8th. This year’s event will start on Friday, October 6 with a focus on children. The 1km kids race will be held indoors at DAPPOS Hall […]

Traditional Evening, Rhodes

In the evening of Wednesday, October 4, the Melina Mercouri Theatre, located in the moat, Rhodes Town, will host a celebration of the traditional song and dance cultures of both Crete and the Pontics. The event starts at 20:00 – 23:30. Admission is free. The Pontic Greeks, also known as Pontian Greeks, are an ethnically Greek […]

Music Evening, Rhodes

A music evening in celebration of the ‘World Day of Tourism’, will take place on Wednesday, September 27, in Rhodes Old Town. The group ‘White Noise’ will play International hits from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. The event will be held in Hippocrates Square (Fountain Square) and will start at 19:30 until 22:00. Free to attend. […]