Crete to take some 700 migrants from stricken ship

The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilised by engine failure, local officials said.

Greece to resume matches following referee attack
Greece to resume matches following referee attack

Greece`s football federation on Monday announced that professional football would resume this weekend following an attack against a top refereeing official.

Greece picks interim coach for friendly with Serbia
Greece picks interim coach for friendly with Serbia

Under-21 coach Kostas Tsanas will be in charge of Greece on Tuesday in a friendly against Serbia, replacing Claudio Ranieri who was sacked from the position on Saturday, the Greek football federation announced Sunday.

DNA analysis to help identify occupant of Greece tomb

 After the discovery of a human skeleton at the Amphipolis burial complex in northern Greece this week, the focus of experts has turned to the DNA testing which could help reveal the identity of the "owner" of the magnificent massive tomb.

Best win ever for Faroes Islands, says coach
Best win ever for Faroes Islands, says coach

The Faroe Islands achieved their biggest ever win in the 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier upset of Greece in Athens Friday, coach Lars Olsen said.

Claudio Ranieri sacked as Greece coach
Claudio Ranieri sacked as Greece coach

Claudio Ranieri on Saturday was sacked as coach of Greece, paying the price for a humiliating 1-0 loss at home the previous evening to minnows the Faroes Islands in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

Archaeologists are holding their breath that a skeleton found in a mysterious, richly-decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great will solve the riddle of who ancient Greece`s biggest burial mound was built for.

Skeletal remains found at tomb from Alexander the Great's era

Archaeologists have found skeletal remains inside a limestone grave at a vast ancient tomb in Greece dating to Alexander the Great`s era, the most significant discovery to date at the site.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 140 kilometres west of Athens provoking some light damage to buildings but no reports of injuries, officials said Friday.

Eurozone ministers show `strong support` for Greece credit line

Eurozone ministers moved towards throwing twice bailed out Greece a new credit line on Thursday, that would come with conditions over its handling of budget and continued oversight by the International Monetary Fund.

Greece sees investments as economic crisis' way out

Athens: Investment opportunities in Greece, along with best practices within the framework of sustainable development and growth prospects were the main topics of a conference held in Athens Wednesday.

Claudio Ranieri`s job safe says Greek federation
Claudio Ranieri`s job safe says Greek federation

The Greek football federation Monday denied media reports that it has lost confidence in national coach Claudio Ranieri.

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations

The Greek Orthodox Church has said it would not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.

David McIntosh keen to marry Kelly Brook
David McIntosh keen to marry Kelly Brook

Following their recent reconciliation, actor David McIntosh says he wants to marry his on-off girlfriend Kelly Brook.

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

The head of a near-intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, northern Greece, the culture ministry announced on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum
Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum

Northern Ireland’s fairytale start to Euro 2016 qualifying continued in sensational style on Tuesday as Michael O`Neill`s side stunned former champions Greece 2-0 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens.

Greece must see `viable` bailout exit: Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday said Greece must achieve a "viable and credible" bailout exit after four years of EU-IMF rescue programmes and a deep economic crisis.

Amal Clooney in Athens on mission for return of Elgin Marbles

Newlywed lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney arrived in Athens on Monday to advise the Greek government on Britain`s possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.

Large mosaic in ancient tomb uncovered in Greece

Archeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground.

Ancient Greek shipwreck reveals treasure trove

 An international team of divers and archaeologists has retrieved stunning new finds from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote Greek island of Antikythera.