Ending The Blues: Concerts, Casinos Will Reopen in Greece

ATHENS — It’s been a long time coming and restrictions remain in place but Greek musicians will finally get a chance to work again when concerts – along with casinos and other activities still closed during the COVID-19 lockdown will resume on June 29.

But health protocols allegedly requiring social distancing – widely ignored or violated in other sectors, such as beach bars and taverns and restaurants crowded with people – will limit how many people can attend concerts and how far apart they must be seated.

That will still cut deep into possible revenues and has already seen many musicians left without work even with the return of concerts with the arts largely left out of plans to restart Greece as the lockdown has gradually been eased.

Also starting again, said the Development Ministry are designed economic activities that also include summer camps, cinema and theatre canteens, conferences and trade fairs,  cultural associations, movie theatres, and cable cars.


THESSALONIKI - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit to the Floating Naval Museum of Destroyer 'Velos' in Thessaloniki, during his tour of the city on Monday.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What’s Behind the Weird Flavors Popping Up on Store Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio.

SYDNEY  — The Australian and New Zealand governments announced Tuesday they were sending planes to evacuate their nationals from violence-scorched New Caledonia.

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee said Monday that they raised more than $51 million in April, falling well short of the $76 million that Donald Trump and the Republican Party reported taking in for the month.

PHILADELPHIA - Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University's president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.