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Athens vies for best destination

Athens is among the 20 nominees for Europe’s best destination in 2020, being voted on by users of the website European Best Destinations in association with the continent’s largest travel agencies.

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Navy records historic shipwrecks in diving expedition

The Greek Navy completed the first phase of a diving exhibition to examine and record the current state of historic shipwrecks in the seas of Skaramanga, Saronic Gulf and Lakki, Leros, the Hellenic Navy General Staff (HNGS) said in a statement Wednesday.

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Family movies with a view

The Athens Open-Air Film Festival is launching its Xmas edition this year as part of the Christmas in Athens program coordinated by the Greek capital’s municipal authority.

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Traditional music and dances at Athens airport

The Fly Me to the Moon cultural events team will be regaling travelers at Athens International Airport with traditional music and dances from Alexandroupoli, the northern Greek city that is being honored at this year’s holiday series.



Tsitsipas in quest for glory on the big stage


Next Gen star Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece takes part in an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, ahead of his first-round clash with Salvatore Caruso Monday. The 21-year-old reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park last year after stunning Roger Federer in the fourth round. “[I am] really looking forward to this new challenge that I have in front of me, to show something,” Tsitsipas told ATP Tour ahead of the match, among reports he was struggling with a lung issue after practicing in smoky conditions caused by Australia’s fires last week. [EPA]