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Greece seeks clarity from UK on travel traffic light system
Tour operators ‘very opposed’ to proposals for the lifting of travel restrictions in May, Athens says

Helena Smith, Oliver Holmes and Aubrey Allegretti

09, Apr, 2021 @5:47 PM

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The first modern Olympics begin in Athens – archive, April 1896
On 6 April 1896, the inaugural Games opened in the Greek capital. Over the next nine days, male athletes from 12 countries competed in sports ranging from running to rope-climbing. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

07, Apr, 2021 @9:05 AM

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Aegean islands aim to become first fully vaccinated areas of Greece
Authorities vow islands hoping for influx of tourists will be fully inoculated by the end of April

Helena Smith in Athens

06, Apr, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Record label Young Turks changes name to avoid connotations of genocide
Young, which releases music by the xx, FKA twigs and more, acknowledges ‘hurt and confusion’ caused by previous name

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Apr, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divides
A Greek bakery founded by Christians and now run by Muslims keeps the seasonal spirit alive

Bethan McKernan and Beril Eski in Istanbul

04, Apr, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Curfews and quarantines: Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictions
From France to Spain, Germany to Greece, tight rules are in place to contain the spread of coronavirus

Sam Jones in Madrid, Kim Willsher in Paris, Daniel Boffey in Brussels, Angela Giuffrida in Rome, Rory Carroll in Dublin, Helena Smith in Athens and agencies

02, Apr, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Tourists in Greece and Spain but most of Covid-hit Europe plans Easter at home
Several thousand Germans head to Crete and Balearic islands as pandemic third wave spreads across EU

Jon Henley in Paris, Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

30, Mar, 2021 @4:32 PM

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EU announces funding for five new refugee camps on Greek islands
Ylva Johansson’s visit Lesbos and Samos met with demonstrations from locals, as charities warn camps are ‘recipe for catastrophe’

Katy Fallon in Lesbos

29, Mar, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Prince Charles hails 'fortitude' at 200th anniversary of Greek independence
The Prince of Wales jokes about his ‘Greek blood’ and accepts medal of valour at celebrations in Athens

Helena Smith in Athens

25, Mar, 2021 @8:42 PM

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Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems
Original account of discovery is retracted by editors of the scholarly book in which it was published

Charlotte Higgins Chief culture writer

25, Mar, 2021 @7:56 PM

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Greece and Spain to ease restrictions on flights from UK
Test-run flights from UK to Greece will be allowed from next month while Spain says restrictions will be lifted on 30 March

Helena Smith in Athens and Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Mar, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Lockdowns return or are extended as third wave of Covid sweeps Europe
Plans to ease restrictions have been rolled back in several countries owing to new variants taking hold

Jon Henley

22, Mar, 2021 @6:09 PM

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