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Ancient sanctuaries described by Pausanias emerging from underwater in Salamis (PHOTOS)

An underwater ruin that could be the remains of a public building situated near the port of Salamis in antiquity – possibly one seen and mentioned by the traveler and geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD – is gradually emerging following an archaeological investigation of Ambelakia bay near the island.

Sports Digest: Petrounias favorite for Worlds gold

GYMNASTICS: Olympian Lefteris Petrounias made it six out of six this year in the rings winning at the Challenge Cup in Paris with what he claimed was a performance equal to what gave him the gold medal at the  Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year. He has remained unbeaten since and is the favorite for gold in the upcoming World Championship.

Hellas Gold calls for issue of Skouries mine licenses

The deadline this Thursday that Eldorado Gold has set the Greek state - threatening to suspend its investment program in Greece - is fast approaching, and the Canadian company's local subsidiary Hellas Gold has returned to the issue of the pending licenses for the Skouries gold mine in Halkidiki, separating them from the arbitration process.

Greece EU laggard in e-payments despite big acceleration in 2016

Electronic payments rose faster in Greece last year than in any other European Union member-state, amounting to 108.8 percent year-on-year, as recorded by the European Central Bank. The trend has continued this year, due in large part to a law linking e-spending with an income tax discount as well as the compulsory installation of card terminals by all tradesmen and professionals.

Tsipras calls on ministers to speed up reforms

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his cabinet on Monday that they are in a race against time to complete the bulk of the pending reforms agreed with the country's creditors by November so that Greece can wrap up the third review of its bailout and stay on course to exit the program in 2018.

Turkish convicts on loose after escaping Halkidiki jail

Two Turkish nationals serving life sentences who escaped from a prison in Kasandra, Halkidiki, in northern Greece, on Thursday remain at large, police said on Monday.

The two men, 24 and 33, were convicted for trafficking refugees.

According to reports, they were in the prison vegetable garden when they slipped away.

PAO Niklas Hult’s WAG enjoys Greek sun (photos)

Her hubby might not be having the best moments in his career since he moved to Greece, as Panathinaikos are in a bit of trouble, but Swedish full back, Nikals Hult’s partner Rebecca Thell is still enjoying the long Greek summer, as she never misses a chance to soak up some Mediterranean sun. The blonde babe is absolutely stunning in her swimsuit.

 

Without law, there is no democracy, says Spain's Felipe Gonzalez

It's not every day you get to sit down with a living legend of European politics. Felipe Gonzalez, prime minister of Spain for four consecutive terms (1982-96), was in the Greek capital last week to receive the City of Athens Democracy Award in the context of the annual Athens Democracy Forum. Before the ceremony, Kathimerini had the opportunity to interview him on a wide range of topics.

New chief appointed to Supreme Court

Greece's cabinet on Monday appointed a new president to the country's Supreme Court, filling the top judicial post after the summer recess, following the retirement in June of Vassiliki Thanou.

The cabinet made its choice from the lower echelons of the court's judicial hierarchy, naming Vassilis Peppas as the new chief of the body after bypassing several vice presidents.

“Greek Freak” expresses love for GF on her birthday with video (video)

NBA super star Giannis Antetokounmpo has never hidden his deep affection towards his better half Mariah Danae, who he has been dating since the summer opf 2016. The Greek Freak’s girl is a former volleyball player, works for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. The couple have visited Greece on more than one occasion.

Bulgaria Continues with 'Struma' Motorway

Bulgaria has started work on a 12.6km section of ''Struma'' motorway between the southwestern towns of Blagoevgrad and Krupnik.

A consortium led by Bulgarian construction company Agromah is building the section under a contract worth just over EUR 71 million, according to the regional development ministry.

Work is scheduled to end in August 2019.

Ouzo: The uplifting Greek Drink!

Ouzo drink with its strong anise flavour and with a little hint of Greece is a clear drink which gets milky-like when water is poured into it and aromas emerge and demonstrate its other qualities. Ouzo is so much more than just a drink. It is a way of life in Greece as it makes people loosen-up, brings them together especially when it is served with mouthwatering mezedakia (tidbits).

PM tells minister must complete most pending bailout reforms by November

Greece must complete most of the pending reforms agreed with its official creditors by November in order to speed up the conclusion of a key progress review and exit the bailout in time, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his cabinet on Monday.

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