Cobalt Air COLLAPSES disrupting thousands of holidaymakers’ flights to Cyprus and Greece

Cobalt Air ceased operation from late last night and has announced all flights and services provided by the Cypriot airline will be cancelled. Cobalt informed the Cyprus Ministry of Transport at 9pm on Wednesday night it would be closing down shortly after midnight on Thursday. The carrier’s website is now down and simply displays a […]

Tear gas as protesters clash with police in Thessaloniki chanting ‘Macedonia is Greece’ (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 8 Sep, 2018 16:51 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2018 17:11 Riot police have fired volleys of tear gas at nationalist protesters in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, angry at Athens’ rapprochement with Macedonia. Flag-waving demonstrators responded with rocks, projectiles, and insults. Footage of the clashes shows police attempting to push back the protesters, […]

Greece holidays: Thousands of tourists stranded on Greek islands due to ferry strike

Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini and Crete will be affected by the strike, destinations popular with British tourists. Crew union PNO confirmed ferries would not leave the port until 6am on Wednesday, according to Associated Press. The protest could be extended if an agreement is not made over pay increases of five per cent […]

Greece Brain Drain Hampers Recovery From Economic Crisis

Angeliki Tziaka moved to the U.K. soon after the Greek government began cutting pensions and public sector wages in the first bailout program agreed upon with international creditors in 2010. She felt the choice was clear: work abroad or risk a long spell of unemployment at home. “I’d recently graduated in medicine and I wanted […]

Greece exits its bail-out programme, but its marathon has further to go

“NO ONE buys furniture in a crisis,” laments Konstantinos Vourvoulakis. He and his father used to sell handmade furniture, but as customers became strapped for cash, they shut up shop in 2014. A chatty man with a sunny disposition, he started driving a taxi instead, ferrying tourists around Athens and offering travel tips. But he […]

At least 20 killed by wildfires in Greece

At least 20 people have been killed by raging wildfires in Greece, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said, as cited by AP. He added at least 69 people have been taken to the hospital with injuries, many of them in serious condition. Two separate wildfires are reported near the capital Athens. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras earlier […]

There’s a Lava Cave in Greece That Will Make You Feel Like a Greek Goddess

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‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if […]