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The good news about Greece you won't hear in the media

Chocolate Factory Museum in Athens

Choco Factory Museum is a new..chocolate park in Athens! It has been built to remind us of Roald Dahl’s wildest dreams expressed in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” enhanced by actual new technologies and designs. Continue reading “Chocolate Factory Museum in Athens”

Bloode – Online Volunteer Platform for Blood Donations

Bloode is a digital volunteering community. It’s a platform hosted by , where anyone can volunteer to give blood, and can directly respond to requests by those who need it.

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Athens Metro in the World’s 10 Best Subways

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In Athens, citizens may take it for granted and walk through it quickly during their commute, but for a visitor, Athens’ subway is one of the things worth seeing in the capital. Recently, the American travel guide Frommer’s classed Athens’ subway amongst the 10 best worldwide, mainly praising the combination of some stations with archaeological findings.

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Workable – Greek Startup goes Global

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In the spring of 2012, 35-year-old Imperial College graduate Nikos Moraitakis was an Upstream executive in Dubai, far away from the noise of crisis-stricken Greece, but when a new round of elections was announced back home in May that year – a situation which would lead the country to the brink of Grexit – he decided to return and set up his own company Continue reading “Workable – Greek Startup goes Global”

An Incredibly Nutritious Cake to Solve Hunger or Nutrition Issues

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Success stories from Greek academia are few and far between at the best of times, and more so in the midst of the crisis, which has taken a heavy toll on university research and innovation programs. Dimitris Kouretas, a professor of biochemistry and biotechnology at the University of Thessaly, is one of these few shining examples and was among 12 eminent researchers from 10 European Union countries that presented their findings at an event organized by the European Commission in Brussels Continue reading “An Incredibly Nutritious Cake to Solve Hunger or Nutrition Issues”

Purple Games – Greek Startup Delivering Board Games Worldwide

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Two young ladies from Thessaloniki fabricate and sell board games around the world. Evi always preferred the red pieces, Maria-Olga always the blue; the combination of the two created the name of the company “Purple Games”. An innovative venture with board games that started in Thessaloniki and now receives orders from around the world.

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Clumsies Bar in Athens voted 22nd Best Worldwide

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The Clumsies bar, which only opened a few months ago in Athens, was voted as the 22nd best bar in the world in the yearly competition. Artesian, a bar in London, won the top prize (once again).

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Feeding 5.000 – An Event in Athens with Free Food, to Raise Awaremess around Eliminating Food Waste

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On Sunday October 11th from 12pm to 5pm, at Kotzia Square in Athens, the organisation Feeding the 5.000 will offer delicious free meals to more than 5.000 citizens. This event is part of the organisation’s global campaign against food waste. Continue reading “Feeding 5.000 – An Event in Athens with Free Food, to Raise Awaremess around Eliminating Food Waste”

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece – in The World’s most Spectacular Theatre

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Situated on the southwest slope of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus was completed in 174AD. The Telegraph, in its book around the world’s most brautiful theatres, chose the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as one of them. Continue reading “The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece – in The World’s most Spectacular Theatre”

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