The Hermoupolis port in the island of Syros
(L) Source: University of Texas Libraries (R) Elias Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end
of the Balkan peninsula.
The capital of Greece is Athens.
An important percentage of Greece's income comes from tourism. In 2004
the 16.5 million tourists, in which about 6,100,000 tourists visited only
the city of Athens.
The photo is the aerial view of the central districts of Thessaloniki,
the second largest city in Greece.
It is a major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and
a transportation hub for the rest of
Mount Olympus, viewed from Litochoro. Mount Olympus is the highest mountain
in Greece, with high of 2,919 m. It is located about 100 kms away from
(L) A pollution moderately damaged the Parthenon. (M) Part of the East
pediment found on the Parthenon.
(R) The Parthenon, Athens, Greece, photographed in April 1995.
(L) A reconstructed segment of the Parthenon (R) The Parthernon, on the
hill of Athens, Greece
The 2004 Athens main Olympic stadium
Greece to Enforce Total Smoking Ban in Public Places
Athens - Greece's health ministry is pushing to implement a ban outlawing
smoking in all
public places, including restaurants, bars and offices by the summer -
a half year earlier
than required by law. The new law does not require implementation until
January 1, 2010.
The Health Ministry has said the law is aimed at saving the lives of 6,000
people who die
every year from smoking in Greece. Under the new law, smoking will be banned
places, including all bars and restaurants, offices, hospitals and on all
forms of public transport.
It will also impose a fine of 1,000 euros (1,410 dollars ) on the owners and managers of
bars and nightclubs that fail to respect the restrictions. Repeat offenders
will face fines
of up to 20,000 euros and have their licenses revoked.
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Windmills at Mykonos Island, Greece
(L) Windmills at Mykonos Island (R) Mykonos Island viewed from a cruise
Mykonos is renowned for its cosmopolitan character and its intense nightlife.
Both photos were taken in April 1995.
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