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Lockdown in Greece extended to January 7

The second lockdown in Greece was initially meant to last until November 30. An extension upto December 7 followed. The Greek Government has now taken the decision to extend lockdown measures until (and including) January 7.  The cases in Greece have been galloping since late October, necessitating these stringent measures. In practical terms it...

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Rebetiko: Music of the Outlaws

Everyone knows bouzouki music: it’s the sound of cliched touristic Greek entertainment, heard on debauched, ouzo-soaked nights in tavernas across the world. Few, however, know about this music’s ancestor. Its name is rebetiko: a hairy, uncouth, underground sound that arose from the hash dens, cabarets, brothels and prisons of fin-de-siècl...

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Bouzouki: The sound of Greek music

The tempo that builds in the bouzouki gives a real sense of the underlying raw emotion, of ‘rebetiko’s’ illegal past and its gentrification by the greats of modern Greek music, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hadzidakis and Mikis Theodorakis.The bouzouki is Greece’s siren call. To hear but a few bars is to instantly conjure raki-fueled nights a...

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What you need to know to fly in and out of Greece in November 2020

New guidelines in place from Monday, November 9. This is what you need to know: Domestic Flights: According to the new regulations, as of Monday, November 9, travelling to domestic destinations and outside the boundaries of each prefecture is allowed to passengers for business purposes, for imperative family reasons, in order to return to permane...

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