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Archive - Aug 2014

August 20th

From the monasteries of Epirus to the galleries of London

20 August 2014 / 12:08:11  
The events related to the breakup of the criminal group of thieves who have emptied the monasteries and chapels in Epirus of icons and other sacred relics in recent years are developing at a rapid pace.

August 19th

There are no radioactive materials among the destroyed Syrian weapons

19 August 2014 / 18:08:11  
The chemical weapons were destroyed in international waters in the Mediterranean basin on board the American warship USS Cape Ray that is specially equipped for this purpose.

Blow to the Cretan mafia

19 August 2014 / 14:08:10  
10,000 pages already comprise the voluminous case file on the activities of the two large criminal groups that the police in Crete have broken up after long months of telephone tapping.

The archaeologist about whom the whole world is talking

19 August 2014 / 12:08:22  
In 2009 Catherine Peristeri became the head of the group that began to work intensively to uncover the tomb in Amphipolis. She is an archaeologist with rich knowledge, experience and motivation to reveal the identity of the deceased person who was laid in the tomb.

Open-air cinema overlooking the sea

19 August 2014 / 10:08:14  
Open-air cinemas are some of the most typical summer attractions of Athens. The newest of them is "Votsalakia" and it is literally located about twenty metres away from the beach in Piraeus.

August 18th

It takes 5 seconds and 5 centimetres of water for a child to drown

18 August 2014 / 17:08:56  
With 15 cases of drowning since the beginning of summer Greece comes first in the European ranking in terms of this indicator and second in the world after Japan, as stated by Spiros Mitritsakis, instructor at the Lifeguard Hellas Training Centre.

Handcuffs for the whole family

18 August 2014 / 16:08:33  
The parents and three other relatives of the murdered 39-year-old man who was found in a burnt car were arrested. The father was charged with murder, arson, false bearing of, and violation of the law on, weapons, and the rest were arrested for complicity.