Category: other articles

Maris Hotels at the forefront of the “Clean up the MED” campaign

Cleaning of two beaches in Crete and one in Santorini! On Saturday 26th of May, 70 volunteers – employees of Maris Hotels, along with volunteers-guests of the Group’s hotels, proceeded to clean the beaches located in front of the three hotels, thus implementing the Group’s vision for the provision of authentic hospitality and high environmental […]

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VIDEO: World’s 1st cretan lyra playing robot!

The robot is capable of playing songs by feeding it with the tempo, the notes and the duration of every note (written in a file). In this video it plays 6 well known traditional songs from Crete, Greece Cretan Lyra is the most well known traditional instrument of Crete and every visitor of the island […]

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Fewer Greeks smoking but health experts warn still much to be done

The number of people quitting smoking in Greece in recent years is encouraging, particularly among younger Greeks. According to figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the number of smokers among 16 to 24 year olds fell 33.3 percent between 2009-2014, while the number of cigarettes consumed annually between 2007 to 2017 fell 57 percent. The […]

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Cretan scientist sheds light on causes of aggressive behaviour

A new scientific study headed by a Greek scientist has shed light on the mechanisms in the brain that are responsible for aggressive behaviour. Aggression is a behaviour that occurs throughout the animal kingdom and is present in human beings from the earliest years of their life. Like all behaviours, aggression stems from the brain. […]

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MIT prof Daskalakis: Know your algorithms, shape the future

Greeks must become technologically literate and become familiar with algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to help shape the coming future, Constantinos Daskalakis, MIT Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, said at Microsoft Summit conference in Athens on Tuesday. At the Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Daskalakis, who became internationally known for proving […]

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