NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Greek national team were in action on Saturday as part of the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge in China. Greece thrashed Jordan 92-65 in a game that took place ahead of the FIBA World Cup that kicks off in China next Saturday. Antetokounmpo scored 13 points, behind Giorgos Printezis with 17 points.
The Greek capital's wholesale market at Rendi near Piraeus is hosting a special event to celebrate the people that work there, shop there and live nearby. "I Love My Market" will include pop-up restaurants and street food trucks, concerts and DJ sets, clothing swaps, bazaars and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free of charge.
Just a few days before Ochi Day, which commemorates the rejection by Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas on October 28, 1940 of Mussolini's demand for access to Greek territory, propelling Greece into World War II, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris expressed his opposition to the traditional parade by schoolchildren held in Greek cities to mark the anniversary.
Greeks on Friday celebrated Ochi Day, which commemorates 28 October 1940, when Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas rejected Mussolini's ultimatum to allow Italy to invade Greece, propelling his nation into World War II.
Greek daily Kathimerini reports that one in three Greeks pays a fakelaki (“little envelope filled with undeclared money”) for treatment at state hospitals. Leandros Rakintzis revealed that these under-the-table payments may range from 200 eros for giving birth to over 5,000 euros for complicated surgeries.