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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-05

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Easter with hot air balloons in the small town of Leonidio
  • [02] President Papoulias on Skyros
  • [03] Acropolis Museum closed Mon.

  • [01] Easter with hot air balloons in the small town of Leonidio

    A unique and spectacular Easter custom has been revived in the small town of Leonidio in Arcadia Prefecture, southern Greece.

    At the stroke of midnight on Easter Sunday, the sky was lit up by hundreds of multicolored hot air balloons that offered a captivating spectacle as they rose into the horizon for 30-40 minutes before burning out or disappearing over the sea or the nearby forest.

    They are handmade by the local people and the town's five parishes compete with each other to keep up in the air as many balloons as possible for the longest period of time.

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    [02] President Papoulias on Skyros

    President of Republic Karolos Papoulias celebrated most of Easter weekend in his native Ioannina, in northwestern Greece. On Easter Sunday he went to the central Aegean island of Skyros to celebrate the holiday with the officers and airmen of the 135th combat wing

    [03] Acropolis Museum closed Mon.

    The new Acropolis Museum will be closed on Easter Day and on the Monday after Easter, the culture and tourism ministry announced on Thursday.

    Normal opening hours, between 8:00 - 20:00 will resume as of next Tuesday.


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