Turkish fighter jets embarked on a barrage of airspace violations in the Aegean on Monday, in what was seen by Athens as a response to remarks on Friday by US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, who hailed Greece as a "fantastic ally" in the region and backed Cyprus's gas exploration rights.
If the customary holiday meal and TV countdown is not your cup of tea, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will be ringing in the New Year with its annual Fun Run, starting at 4 minutes past midnight on the morning of Tuesday, January 1. The 4K run takes place on the grounds of the SNFCC, which have been dolled up for the holidays with fairy lights and other decorations.
Monday's bomb attack on the offices of Skai and Kathimerini are a "abhorrent act of violence and attempt to muzzle journalism," former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras said.
He added that those who have been targeting Greek media and journalists should finally consider their responsibilities.