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    :: Mystery death of 20yr old British Girl in Laganas » :: 2008-09-16
    Last night a 20yr old british girl was in a bar with friends when she started to complain of stomach pains.

    :: Teenager fights for life after holiday quad-bike crash in Laganas- Zante » :: 2008-07-15
    Teenager Sean Dutton is fighting for his life after a quad-bike crash on the Greek island of Zakynthos during a holiday with friends.

    :: Zakynthos sex contest participants charged » :: 2008-07-15
    Nine women have been detained on prostitution charges after allegedly taking part in oral sex competitions on the Ionian island of Zakynthos over the weekend, police said yesterday.

    :: Brit faces extradition over ZAKYNTHOS death » :: 2008-07-02
    A teenager accused of killing a young sportsman faces being sent back to Greece to stand trial.

    :: Queen Sofia visits Zakynthos » :: 2008-05-16
    Yesterday morning Queen Sofia of Spain visited the island to take part in the inauguration of the Turtle Odyssey program.

    :: Greece grinds to a halt over pensions plans » :: 2008-03-21
    Last wednesdays nationwide General Strike was played down by government officals over proposed Pension reforms.

    :: New Design of Euro Coin Won by Greek Man » :: 2008-02-29
    Greek man George Stamatopoulos has won an online poll for a new design of the 2 euro coin to mark the 10th anniversary of the currency next year.

    A reader is off on her hols with a little help from a newspaper. Margaret Tinning's trip to Zante was put in jeopardy when Direct Holidays cancelled her flight from Newcastle. An alternative from Manchester was not suitable and she was given just 21 days to make up her mind up.

    :: New Leader Named for Greek Orthodox Church » :: 2008-02-08
    Greece?s top Orthodox clerics on Thursday elected Metropolitan Ieronymos of Thebes, a seasoned cleric who has avoided conflict, to be the new leader of the Greek Orthodox Church. He succeeds Archbishop Christodoulos, a charismatic leader whose strong views sometimes brought criticism and who died last month at age 69.

    :: Doctors on trial over death in Greece » :: 2008-02-05
    The family of a holidaymaker who died after falling from a hotel balcony have flown out to a Greek island in a new bid for justice. Christopher Rochester, of Chester-le-Street, fell 40ft while on holiday in Faliraki, Rhodes, in 2000 and died of internal bleeding after being left unattended for three hours on a hospital trolley.

    :: Greek Archbishop Christodoulos dies » :: 2008-01-28
    Greek Orthodox Archbishop Christodoulos, head of the powerful church in the country, died this morning at the age of 69. Christodoulos had suffered from cancer for the past seven months. He died at home. He brought the church closer to society, closer to modern problems and to young people, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said in a statement.

    :: BBribes Rife in Greece » :: 2008-01-18
    One in five Greeks have paid an estimated total of 613 million Euros in bribes to public and private sector officials last year, according to the results of a survey made public last week.

    :: Airport troubles continue » :: 2008-01-18
    Zakynthos new airport continues to have problems which has been ongoing for some time now.

    :: Island FM joins smooth radio » :: 2008-01-17
    Zakynthos English Radio station, Island FM joins the north west radio station Smooth Radio in England along with other English speaking stations from around Europe for a holiday promotion.

    :: Archbishop Christodoulos refuses hospital treatment » :: 2008-01-14
    Archbishop Christodoulos has declined hospital treatment, telling aides he wants to be treated at his home in Athens, it was revealed yesterday.

    :: Tourist area mayors against hooligans » :: 2007-11-23
    Several mayors met to discuss the problem of bristish hooligans that visit the island in the summer months

    :: Lagana advertising in London » :: 2007-11-09
    Lagana together with the international tourist report World Travel Market is preparing to set up its own stand on the London underground.

    :: Police seize explosives and drugs in lawless Greek village » :: 2007-11-09
    Police found dynamite and cash machines that had been ripped out of bank walls in a raid on a mountain village on the island of Crete, notorious for its gun culture and blood feuds.

    :: Refuse collectors continue to strike » :: 2007-10-26
    After a summer of continual strike action by the refuse collectors, stopped only by promises of payment which has not occurred, residents are saying the collectors have every right to strike. they can only be lied to for so long......

    :: Archbishop Christodoulos in Greece on Fri. » :: 2007-10-25
    Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece will return to Greece on Friday, Oct. 26, the feast day of Aghios (St.) Demetrius, after months of treatment at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

    :: Madrid battle back to save Greek tragedy » :: 2007-10-25
    Real Madrid came from behind to avoid being embarrassed at home by ten-man Olympiacos as they eventually made their numerical advantage count.

    :: Ex-mayor launches appeal » :: 2007-09-21
    Ex-mayor Akis Tsagaropulos launched his appeal against his detention awaiting trial via his legal representative.

    :: Zakynthos mayor steps down in wake of financial scandal allegations » :: 2007-09-19
    The mayor of Zakynthos, Akis Tsagaropoulos, handed in his resignation after being charged earlier this week with setting fire to the municipality?s offices.

    :: Zante mayor involved in scandal » :: 2007-09-14
    A sensational political scandal centering on the Mayor Mr Akis Tsagaropoulos has gripped local society during the past week.

    :: Zakynthos Mayor remanded in custody » :: 2007-09-14
    The Mayor of Zakynthos has been remanded in custody until his trial on charges of attempted arson, alleged fraud, alleged involvement in a criminal organisation.

    :: Zante Mayor passes blame for fire » :: 2007-09-13
    Zakynthos Mayor Dionysis Tsagaropoulos, who has been charged with setting fire to the municipality?s accounts department, has blamed the head of financial services for the blaze.

    :: Zakynthos mayor remanded in custody » :: 2007-09-12
    Zakynthos Mayor Akis Tsagaropoulos was arrested on Sunday and charged with attempting to set fire to the municipality?s financial records department.

    :: U.S. nominates Greece to join program for visa-free travel » :: 2007-09-11
    Greece took a step on Monday toward becoming the first country to benefit from a new U.S. law that would expand a program for visa-free travel to the United States.

    :: Ancient Olympia restoration » :: 2007-09-07
    Work is under way to restore the site after damage caused by wildfire

    :: Zakynthos helps fire stricken Peloponnesians » :: 2007-09-07
    Significant amounts of supplies to cover the basic needs of fire-stricken Peloponnesians left Zakynthos on Thursday.

    :: Six thousand more arrivals at zante port » :: 2007-09-07
    Six thousand more arrivals at zante port in the month of August

    :: Death toll from Greek fires climbs to 66 » :: 2007-09-06
    A fire that raged in Greece for nearly a fortnight before being extinguished this week claimed a 66th life on Wednesday after a burns victim died in hospital, the fire department said.

    :: Greek forest fires continue to burn » :: 2007-09-04
    Forest fires continued to burn in parts of southern Greece while the other main fronts of a series of massive fires have been extinguished, Greece's fire service said.

    :: Choppers Rescue Greeks From Fires » :: 2007-08-28
    Half the country is on fire and the death toll has reached 63 devastating large parts of the country. Greek authorities are enforcing anti-terror laws in their effort to find the suspected arsonists who started the forest fires. Blazes continue to rage from the southern Peloponnese to Athens and the town of Ioannina in the north.

    :: Greek forest fires reward offered » :: 2007-08-27
    A 1m euro (678,000) reward has been offered to help catch the arsonists suspected of being behind Greek forest fires which have killed at least 60.

    :: Foreign help for raging forest fires in Greece » :: 2007-08-27
    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has declared a nationwide state of emergency and said the country had to "mobilise all means and forces to face this disaster".

    :: 20-year-old's miracle recovery after holiday hit-and-run » :: 2007-08-22
    A YOUNG woman has made a miraculous recovery after she was knocked down by a hit and run driver while on holiday abroad.

    :: Greece amends school history book » :: 2007-08-03
    Greece's Education Ministry announced changes Thursday to a sixth-grade history book following complaints by Greece's Orthodox Church and academics regarding Greece's historic rivalry with Turkey.

    :: Greece once again gripped by heatwave » :: 2007-07-24
    Greek authorities are preparing to deal with the repercussions of yet another major heatwave that is sweeping the country, with temperatures in some areas expected to reach up to 45C.

    :: Tragic accident in Laganas » :: 2007-07-24
    17 year old girl dies in tragic accident

    :: British weather boosts bookings to Greece » :: 2007-07-19
    The British weather has helped boost an otherwise weak year for Greece, with a last minute rush to book hotels and packages for tourists to lap up the sun and sea in the southern Mediterranean.

    :: UK soldier killed in Greek crash » :: 2007-07-16
    A British soldier serving in Kosovo has been killed in a road crash while on holiday in Greece.

    :: Forest Fire Kills Three Firemen On Greek Island » :: 2007-07-12
    Three Greek firemen were killed and one seriously injured when they were trapped in an unchecked forest fire on island of Crete.

    :: Greece condemns selection of 'new' seven wonders » :: 2007-07-10
    Greece condemned Monday the selection of the "new" seven wonders of the world after neither its ancient Acropolis nor France's Eiffel Tower made the final list. "Monuments do not have to parade on a podium like in a beauty contest," said Greek Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis.

    :: Heatwave fuels Greek forest fires » :: 2007-06-29
    The hot weather has created dry conditions, fuelling the fires Dozens of forest fires have broken out across Greece, killing two men who were helping fight the fires in the centre of the country, officials have said.

    :: Wildfires add to misery of heat wave in Greece » :: 2007-06-29
    Wildfires swept through parts of Greece yesterday, killing two people and destroying homes after days of record temperatures of more than 100 degrees that led to at least nine heatstroke deaths and widespread power cuts.

    :: Heat wave kills two in Greece - temperatures reach 46 C » :: 2007-06-26
    Heat wave pushed temperatures up to 46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) in parts of Greece on Monday and contributed to the deaths of two elderly people, the Health Ministry said.

    :: Car falls into town port » :: 2007-06-22
    The driver of a passenger car that fell into Zakynthos Town port emerged unscathed as he managed to escape before the car plunged to the bottom of the port.

    :: Proposals for development of Alykes » :: 2007-06-22
    The development association of Alykes, Zakynthos has put forward specific proposals regarding exploitation of sites around Alykes.

    :: Heat Wave strains Greek electricity grid » :: 2007-06-21
    Fears of power cuts rose as the summer's first heat wave was set to push demand for electricity to record levels, officials said Wednesday.

    :: Greece bans pin-up billboards to stop distracted drivers crashing » :: 2006-06-18
    Greece is mounting a nationwide effort to remove "eye candy" billboards from roadsides, amid growing evidence that images of women wearing not very much contribute to Europe's worst road accident figures.

    :: Stolen Greek statue goes back home » :: 2007-06-15
    A 1,900 year-old Greek marble statue stolen 16 years ago was back on display in Athens Thursday after being returned by the Swiss government.

    :: Briton arrested as police raid cocaine lab in Greece » :: 2007-06-14
    Police have arrested five suspects - including a Briton - after raiding a cocaine lab near Athens.

    :: Greece to turn last royal palace into museum » :: 2007-06-13
    Greece said it plans to turn the long abandoned summer palace of its disenfranchised monarchy into a museum.

    :: Head of Greek church hospitalised » :: 2007-06-12
    Archbishop Christodoulos, the head of the Church of Greece, has been hospitalized in Athens with symptoms of gastroenteritis.

    :: Support over ban of 'bar crawls' in Laganas » :: 2007-06-11
    The mayor of Laganas backed by local businesses in Laganas have banned bar crawls in an attempt to stop the negative media attention aimed at Zakynthos

    :: Greek couple are a big hit on YouTube » :: 2007-06-07
    A Greek couple living in London have become stars on the internet showing people how to cook Greek food.

    :: Greece beats Hungary » :: 2007-06-04
    Greece beats Hungary in Euro Qualifier

    :: Reds invade Greece » :: 2007-05-23
    It?s d-day for Liverpool and AC Milan in the Champions League final in Athens tonight. Thousands of Reds fans are in the Greek capital, with thousands more on flights from Liverpool?s John Lennon Airport and other airports around the country - and the world.

    :: Experts monitoring tremors » :: 2007-05-09
    Seismologists are researching the cause of the earthquake during the early hours of Monday morning.

    :: Family pay 4,000 pounds to save zante dog » :: 2007-04-18
    The Evans family fell head over heels for a stray dog they bumped into on the Greek island of Zakynthos it turned out to be one holiday love story with a happy ending.

    :: Greece suspends team sports » :: 2007-04-02
    Government takes measure to avoid further fan violence after death of supporter on Thursday

    :: Greek PM talking tough on return of Parthenon marbles » :: 2007-04-02
    Costas Karamanlis says the UK has run out of 'feeble excuses' over the return of the sculptures, which were taken by Lord Elgin in 1801

    :: Greece Taken To Court Over Animal Welfare » :: 2007-03-22
    BRUSSELS, March 21: The European Commission took Greece to court today, saying animal welfare standards in the country were still marked by persistent shortcomings.

    :: Airport ready for inspection » :: 2007-03-19
    Representatives from the Ministry of Public Works and Development are due to visit Zakynthos next week in order to inspect the new airport building.

    :: Greek Soldiers Chanting Anti-Albanian Songs Sparks Protest » :: 2007-03-07
    A video showing Greek soldiers chanting anti- Albanian songs has sparked a diplomatic row between Athens and Tirana, reports said.

    :: Airport due to be completed in March » :: 2007-03-01
    The long awaited new departures lounge at Zakynthos Airport is due to be completed by the end of March.

    :: Sprider store » :: 2007-02-26
    Sprider store franchise discussed at Municipal Meeting

    :: Memorial of Dionisios Solomos » :: 2007-02-21
    Today marked 150 years since the death of Dionysios Solomos

    :: Young travellers head online for info » :: 2007-02-12
    An online community for students and youth travellers has been launched by STA Travel.

    :: Greece launches tourism map for 2007 » :: 2007-02-08
    The first Greek Forum titled ?Tourism Map 2007? has been declared by the Greek Minister of Tourism Development Ms. Fani Petralia, with the presence of the Greek Prime Minister Mr. Kostas Karamanlis.

    :: Airport to open end of February » :: 2007-02-07
    It was announced today that Zakynthos long awaited new airport is to be ready at the end of February

    :: New Greek wedding packages launched » :: 2007-02-05
    For the 2007-08 season, tour operator Libra Holidays has added several new wedding venues including Zakynthos

    :: 5.8 magnitude quake jolts southern Greece » :: 2007-02-05
    ATHENS, Greece: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled southern Greece on Saturday, the Athens Geodynamic Institute reported. No damage or injuries were reported.

    :: Zakynthos Airport » :: 2007-01-25
    Airport to be completed for summer season

    :: Turkey to start selling electricity to Greece » :: 2007-02-05
    The committees of the countries have met. Greece wants to import 1 billion kilowatt-hour electricity from Turkey.

    :: Greece: Teachers make up for lost time » :: 2006-10-31
    After staying away from work for six weeks, primary and preschool teachers returned to their classrooms yesterday as ministry officials weighed up options on how to make up for lost time caused by their strike action.

    :: Rugby League comes to Greece. » :: 2006-10-27
    The first international Rugby League game to be played in Greece, will take place in Athens tomorrow between Greece and Serbia.

    :: Greece: Ouzo officially recognised as Greek product. » :: 2006-10-26
    The European Union has decreed that Ouzo and Tsipouro are to be recognised as Greek products and are drinks that can now only be produced in Greece.

    :: Greece teacher strike talks fail » :: 2006-10-25
    Talks between Greece's prime minister and leaders of the country's teachers' unions have failed to end a six-week strike over pay rises.

    :: Greece joins ESA Solar Orbiter project » :: 2006-10-24
    Greece has contributed around 8m euros to a project aimed at launching a satellite to explore the innermost parts of the solar system.

    :: Greece: Good health linked to income » :: 2006-10-23
    People's state of health appears to be directly related to their income level, according to a study which shows that better educated individuals are more aware of precautionary measures and have better access to specialized medical services.

    :: Zante: EU looks over turtle measures » :: 2006-10-20
    European Commission officials will be keeping a close eye on the Ionian island of Zakynthos until the end of November to determine whether Greece is breaching EU rules by not taking care of the island's endangered sea turtles.

    :: Italy, Croatia and Greece rise in rankings » :: 2006-10-19
    Italy are a close second to Brazil in the latest FIFA rankings while Croatia and Greece also leaped up the table after big wins.

    :: Greece set for liftoff to space » :: 2006-10-18
    Greek scientists are joining other European experts in preparing the European Space Agency's (ESA) planned launch in 2015 of a satellite expected to probe the innermost regions of the solar system, it was revealed yesterday.

    :: Greece: First new mammal discovery in decades » :: 2006-10-13
    Scientists have discovered a new terrestrial mammal in Europe, a type of mouse, the first new species to be classified in decades.

    :: Greece 4: Bosnia-Herzegonvina 0 » :: 2006-10-12
    Last night Greece, the defending European football champions maintained a perfect start to their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign with a decisive win over Bosnia Herzegovina.

    :: Greece joins in blasting North Korea for conducting underground explosion » :: 2006-10-11
    Greece joined other members of the international community yesterday in condemning North Korea's apparent underground nuclear test.

    :: Foreign banks are after your mortgage » :: 2006-10-10
    French and Greek banks have opened branches in London to provide loans for Britons who want to buy homes away from home

    :: Greece: beats Norway in Euro 2008 qualifier » :: 2006-10-09
    Greece beat Norway 1-0 in a European qualifier match, played at home.

    :: Greece: Changes in traffic laws » :: 2006-10-06
    The Greek government will introduce stricter fines for traffic infringements, which has lead to the Police having extra lessons to learn the details of the new penalties.

    :: Greek wine desired by Russians. » :: 2006-10-05
    Russia will start importing Greek wines as there have been several changes recently to the countries alcohol market.

    :: Greece: Civil servants to join teachers' strike tomorrow. » :: 2006-10-04
    On Thursday 5th of October, Greek civil servants will hold a 24 hours strike and join in a planned march with striking school teachers.

    :: Greece: Zagorakis to captain the Greek team for European Championship qualifiers. » :: 2006-10-03
    Theo Zagorakis, the 34 year old football player who is seeking to retire from being the Greek football captain, will lead his team against Norway on the 7th of October and Bosnia on the 11th of October when Greece plays these countries for a place in the 2008 European Championships.

    :: Special Olympics: Greece bids for 2012 Games » :: 2006-10-02
    The 2006 Special Olympics World Games officially commenced on Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, as the Olympic Flame reached the Italian capital from the Greek western port city of Patras.

    :: Greece renews demand for Elgin Marbles » :: 2006-09-29
    GREECE'S president, Karolos Papoulias, used a visit to restoration work on the Acropolis in Athens yesterday to call for the return of the Elgin Marbles.

    :: Greece: Greek teachers consider striking for third week. » :: 2006-09-28
    Greek primary school teachers have been on strike since the 18th of September and are contemplating continuing their strike through next week.

    :: Zakynthos seeks to douse fires » :: 2006-09-27
    Officers from the fire service's arson squad went to Zakynthos yesterday to aid authorities in tracking down suspected arsonists and to help locals protect against forest fires after a series of blazes on the Ionian island.

    :: Greece: Celebrates World Tourism day » :: 2006-09-26
    Greece will celebrate World Tourism Day by offering free entrance to museums & sites today.

    :: Greece: Acropolis to be the back drop for new movie » :: 2006-09-26
    Greece authorities have granted permission for a film to be shot on location at the Acropolis and other well known Greek sites.

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