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August 15 Holiday: Tips on What to do in Athens While Greece Celebrates

Mid-August is a great time for residents and visitors to be in Athens city center as it is less crowded, there are no traffic jams and it is more quiet than usual. This may just be the best time to go out and really explore Athens center and Attica!

“Norovirus” Stomach Bug Said To Have Sickened Tourists On Rhodes, Greece

The hundreds of foreign tourists that fell ill recently in Greece, while residing at a hotel on the island of Rhodes, are suspected to have had contracted the Norovirus stomach bug, an announcement by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (HCDCP) said.

The GNTO Investigates Reports Of Mass Food Poisoning Of Tourists At Resort On Rhodes

Inspectors from the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) were sent to Rhodes on 21 August to investigate reports that a large number of tourists suffered food poisoning at a luxury hotel on the island.

15 August: A Day Of Celebration In Greece

The 15th of August is one of the biggest religious celebrations in Greece after Easter and Christmas, a national holiday that is observed by the public and private sector.

What To Do In Athens During The 15 August Holiday In Greece – Tips

Athens becomes a bit deserted in August, especially during the week of the 15th, which is a public holiday period. This may just be the best time for residents and visitors to go out and really explore Athens center and Attica.

15 August Holiday In Greece: Where Are The Greeks Going This Year?

With the 15 August public holiday in Greece approaching, more and more Greeks are heading to destinations in the country that are easy to reach by car or ferry. The holiday falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect opportunity for a long weekend getaway.

August Exodus From Athens Kicks Into High Gear

As the Greek public holiday of 15 August is near, more and more Athenians are leaving the city and heading to the islands. August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.
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Greece Celebrates On 15 August

If you happen to be in Athens on 15 August, don't be surprised if the city is somewhat deserted and hardly any Greeks are around. The 15th of August is one of the biggest celebrations in Greece - and a national holiday - as it is the day of the Dormition of Virgin Mary.