Day: January 6, 2017

Greek PM will not meet Erdogan before Geneva conference

A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will not be held, as the Foreign Ministers of the two countries will meet in New York ahead of Geneva talks on the Cyprus issue, Sigma’s correspondent in Athens has learnt on Thursday. At the meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias […]

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Very low temperatures and snowfall over the next days

Weather conditions will deteriorate as of Thursday evening with heavy snowfall expected even in lowland areas. Northerly winds will reach 8 to 9 in the Beaufort scale in the Aegean and the temperatures will post significant drop. Snow will fall on the mountainous and semi mountainous areas and gradually on lower areas of the country […]

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Epiphany Day in Greece. Traditional customs of Crete

Epiphany in Greece is known as Theofania or Fota. The first sanctification of the Epiphany (The Enlightenment) takes place in church on the eve of the holiday. Afterwards, the priest goes from house to house holding a cross and a basil branch. As he walks through each house, he uses the basil to sprinkle (bless) […]

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