Singer-songwriter Giannis Haroulis, known for infusing the traditional music of Crete with modern folk and rock elements, is performing at the open-air Gis Theater as part of the summer festival organized every year by the National Theater of Northern Greece. The show on Monday, June 18, starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost 13 euros.
Dozens of migrant farm workers in Nea Manolada in the northwestern Peloponnese saw their scant belongings go up in smoke on Thursday morning after a fire burned through a camp of makeshift shelters.
There were no injuries reported during the incident, though the workers, who are mostly Bangladeshi migrants, lamented the loss of hard-earned cash and important papers like passports.
US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt (center) poses at the inauguration of the new wing of the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA), Monday. Library director Maria Georgopoulou is to his right and ASCSA director Jenifer Neils and benefactor Deno Macricostas to his left.
Four males, aged between 17 and 36, punching and kicking a 75-year-old man, who is a top city official and of fragile health (Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris recently had heart surgery). It was a despicable spectacle that played out on TV and computer screens around the world. The nationalist thugs who carried out the attack should be ashamed of themselves.
Six new members of the cabinet were sworn in at the Presidential Mansion on Thursday after a mini-reshuffle that was prompted by the resignation of two ministers earlier this week.
Ioannis Dragasakis, formerly the deputy prime minister, was sworn in as economy minister, taking over from Dimitris Papadimitriou, who resigned on Tuesday.
The journalist Costas Vaxevanis was arrested on Monday following a legal suit lodged against him by former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras for defamation.
Vaxevanis had been at the Athens appeals court for the hearing of another legal suit against him brought by Lina Nikolopoulou, the wife of Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.
Greek MPs were poised to vote in the early hours of Thursday morning to vote on whether 10 Greek politicians alleged to have accepted bribes from Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis should face investigation by a House committee.
The voting followed several hours of vehement debate involving the politicians named in the contentious prosecutors' report as well as party leaders.