It is cheap, tasty, and practical to hold and eat: the souvlaki sandwich is a complete, nutritious meal but it practically goes unnoticed in recipe books and food blogs. For some people however, the humble souvlaki is a hidden gem. Megas Gyros (Greek for "Giant gyros meat") is a company determined to deliver souvlaki to the world.

With a daily production set at 45 tons of processed meat, this production unit aspires to match the size of Greek yogurt exports. "We see a huge potential in this business," the founders insist. With gross profits accounting for €1 billion, the Greek gyros market is
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said yesterday (April 2) that the government will boost public health care in Greece by hiring 4,500 specialized staff – 700 of whom will be posted to islands and other parts of the country in need of doctors and nurses – and will abolish the compulsory €5-euro public hospital visit fee. Speaking at the Health Ministry, the premier also said that the government plans to make improvements to intensive-care units and ambulance services. 

"We want to turn the health sector … into a fundamental right for every resident of this country and we commit to do so at any
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MikroBiokosmos, Greece’s scientific society for the exploration and commercial exploitation of the country’s microbial resources will hold from April 3 to 5 its sixth annual conference, focusing on the study and development of microorganisms in a wide range of fields starting from agriculture, energy and food to biotechnology and bioinformatics.

The society’s mission is to create a National Network of Microbial Diversity, Genomics, and Biotechnology, as well as to serve the interdisciplinary study of the microbial world in unique environments across the country, through the National Center
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In late 2009, Greece found itself in the global spotlight as the country was stunned by the worst economic crisis in its modern history. The Greek debt crisis became the subject of world summits, media headlines and it rocked markets. In the following years, in order to meet the demands of fellow EU countries that had reluctantly agreed on a rescue package, the Greek government implemented a series of radical austerity measures, as it received bailouts and loans of unprecedented scale. 

A new publication by the Convenors of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies
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The British Fashion Council has selected the Greek-born and London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou to be the recipient of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Katrantzou will be awarded €275,000 as a financial booster to develop her fashion business and pursue her ambitions. Together with Katrantzou, the Council has decided to fund five more business plans.

Born in Athens in 1983, Katrantzou studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design before focusing on fashion and textile design.

The Council acknowledged the designer’s "distinctive visual language, digital
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The memorial plaque inside the medieval castle of Chlemoutsi - one of Greece’s best preserved- reads: "Anna Komnene, third and last spouse of William (Guillaume) II of Villehardouin, 4 January 1286."

William was a mighty Ruler of the principality of Achaea in the Peloponnese, a stronghold of Frankish Rule in Greece. His father was rewarded with the privilege of lordship for his contribution to the Latin Empire’s fight against the Byzantines. Anna was William’s wife and daughter of the Ruler of one of the successor Byzantine states emerging after the Fourth Crusade in 1204.

The Castle was
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The Greek government denied on Wednesday (April 1) it would delay a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on April 9. "There is no chance that Greece will not meet its obligations to the IMF on April 9," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told Reuters. Sakellaridis said talks with lenders had covered common ground and that the government expected a "positive outcome" at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers.

  • EIB Reaffirms Commitment to Greece
The European Investment Bank, in a statementissued on April 1, reaffirmed “its full commitment to supporting public and private
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The entrepreneurship hub InnovAthens is an entity fostering innovation and is supported by the City of Athens. Its latest event is called Techsign: Where design meets Technology and runs April 1 – 19, at the Technopolis of the City of Athens, inviting graphic, architectural, industrial and fashion designers to submit their ideas, mission and work. Eight designers were selected to present their projects and secure investment. Techsign is also suppported by the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications.


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Greek companies can now use Twitter ad products to amplify their reach, as Twitter has announced the extension of its Twitter Ads to five more countries, including Greece. Greek brands and marketing agencies can now work closely with a local team of Httpool partners, Twitter’s ad sales partner, to promote Greek products and services, to engage with existing customers and reach new audiences.

“Companies in these countries are already using Twitter to listen to their customers and market themselves organically, so we are excited to partner with Httpool to help them use Twitter advertising to amplify
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On the occasion of Catholic and Protestant Easter (April 5), Trivago conducted a poll concerning favourite tourist destinations around Europe. In relation to Greece, Athens and Chania in Crete top travellers’s list, and more specifically, the Germans opt for Athens and Thessaloniki, the Danes head to Crete, the Spaniards will go to Mykonos, the Italians prefer a stroll around Athens before heading to Kosand the Swedes will travel to Rhodes.

Moreover, the students of the Athens Vocational School for Tourism asked foreign tourists in Athens for their opinion on Greek gastronomy; almost all who
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