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Santos seeks World Cup farewell gift for Greeks

Greece will create a little bit of history in Brazil in June and reach the World Cup knockout stages for the first time coach Fernando Santos has confidently predicted.

Greece makes it to Eurovision final on Saturday

Freaky Fortune and RiskyKidd are to represent Greece in this year's Eurovision song contest final in Copenhagen on Saturday after qualifying in Thursday's semi-final along with another nine entries.

Bulgarians Splash Out in Greece in May

Bulgarian tourists spent nearly 50 million euro in Greece over the holidays between May 1 and 6, estimates of tourist agencies show.

According to police data, 260,000 Bulgarians crossed the border to Greece over that period and at least 85,000 of them spent more than one night in Greece.

Nanjing Olympic Flame lit in Athens

By George Georgakopoulos

The Olympic Flame lit again on Wednesday in Athens for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to take place in Nanjing, China this August, as the weather at the Panathenaic Stadium was kind enough to ensure a glorious ceremony for the people attending, including several hundreds of schoolchildren.

Greece gunslinger Mitroglou ready to fire

By Karolos Grohmann

Greece will rely on Kostas Mitroglou to fire them into the knockout stage of the World Cup finals and after a slow start to his international career, and now at Fulham, the striker wants to show his true worth in Brazil.

Panathinaikos wins Greek Cup on a Berg hat trick


 Greens thrash PAOK 4-1 in the final in Athens

By George Georgakopoulos

Sweden’s Marcus Berg scored a hat trick as Panathinaikos beat PAOK 4-1 in the final of the Greek Cup to claim its first trophy since 2010 in a gripping game at the Olympic Stadium of Athens on Saturday.

Reds and Greens stay alive in Euroleague

By George Georgakopoulos

Easter – and home advantage – worked wonders for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos who stayed alive in the Euroleague play-offs beating CSKA and Real Madrid respectively on Monday in Greece.

Apollon is relegated, Xanthi to face survival play-off

By George Georgakopoulos

Apollon followed Aris to the second division and Xanthi will contest a relegation play-off, as the end of the regular season of the Super League on Sunday produced predictable results that also included defeats for PAOK and Panathinaikos.

Greek schoolchildren make biggest paper dove on record

Some 45,000 students from elementary, middle and high schools all over Greece made a 3,000-square meter white dove on a blue background out of 280,000 paper boats at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held, in central Athens on Friday.

Dimitrov Takes Davis Cup Lead for Bulgaria in Athens

Bulgaria took a 1:0 lead over Greece in Davis Cup tennis, after Grigor Dimitrov defeated Markos Kalovelonis 6:3, 6:3, 6:0.

The world number 15 Bulgarian took just over an hour and a half to beat his Greek opponent, ranked 690th, and take the lead for his country in Athens. Dimitrov did not lose a single service game along the way.

Angela Merkel to visit Athens on April 11

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to make a fresh visit to Greece on April 11, Kathimerini understands.

The German leader's visit follows the approval by eurozone officials on Tuesday of 8.3 billion euros in rescue loans to Greece.

Sending parcels from Greece just got cheaper

The Greek postal service, ELTA, on Tuesday announced substantial reductions to the cost of sending parcels.

It said that customers would now pay 1.50 euro to send a package weighing up to a kilo, and then 0.50 euro for each kilo above that.

Until now, the price started at 3.50 euros for up to a kilo, rising from there.

Grigor Dimitrov Reaches New Ranking High

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov has reached a record high 15th place in the tennis ATP world rankings.

The 22-year-old youngster from Haskovo moves one spot above his previous 16th place, following the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

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