Central Athens Temperatures Break Records over May 16-17 Weekend

ATHENS – Temperatures at the center of Athens broke records this past weekend, the National Observatory of Athens said on Monday, rising to nearly 37C degrees (98.6F) both days near the Thission electric train area.

May 16 and 17 registered the highest temperatures of all recorded time for those two days, the Observatory said, since it began tracking temperatures in Athens in 1860.

According to its archives, Athens temperatures exceeded 35C (95F) 18 times since the 19th century. Of these, 8 were (44 pct) were recorded between 1860 and 1990 – a span of 130 years – while 10 (56 pct) were recorded after 1990 – within the last 30 years, reflecting climate change repercussions in Greece, the research institution said.


ATHENS - Fed up with long hours at low pay and conditions in public hospitals so bad that some don’t have toilet paper - or seats - and critical care equipment, Greek doctors said they would go on 8-hour strikes on Nov.

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ATHENS – As the 100th anniversary of her birth approaches on December 2, the tributes to Maria Callas continue – literally all over the world.

NEW YORK – Ahead of The Hellenic Initiative’s 11th Annual New York Gala on December 2, honoree Ted Leonsis, the well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, shared his thoughts with The National Herald.

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