News archive of August 2018
It starts like all classical tales - mystical and ethereal. The crystal-clear river pool is the site of the Sanctuary of Pamisos, an underwater temple in the Peloponnese. It is a cool and tranquil haven in summer. With reeds waving under the surface like nymphs' tendrils, it is easy to imagine it as a place of healing in ancient times.
The so-called Paraskevopoulos law (introduced in 2015 by the justice minister at the time, Nikos Paraskevopoulos) and other measures introduced by the leftist-led administration have undermined security by leading to the release from prison of major organized crime players, as well as dangerous criminals.
Residents in the central Athens suburb of Metz are reportedly demanding the removal of the weekly open-air "laiki" market due to fire safety concerns.
Residents claim that the market's operation on Archimidous Street every Friday blocks fire truck access to the pine-clad Ardittos Hill surrounding the historic Panathenaic Stadium.
Composer and violinist Edvin Marton of Hungary is promising a spectacular act on Saturday as he goes onstage at the Cerbul de Aur - Golden Stag International Competitive Music Festival with his famous Stradivarius that dates back to 1699.
Marton is also part of the jury who will decide the winners of this year's Golden Stag Trophy.