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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-12-19

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  • [01] Christmas events at Cretaquarium
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines
  • [03] Parnassos ski resort opens over weekend

  • [01] Christmas events at Cretaquarium

    AMNA / Holiday events are currently being held at the Cretaquarium on the island of Crete, complete with a Santa Claus on hand amidst the sharks and hundreds of others of marine organisms hosted in the facility's aquariums, which will run through January 5.

    Summer and sea go hand in hand but normally the experience doesn't take you much beyond the first few metres surrounding a beach. At the Cretaquarium-Thalassocosmos Park, people of all ages can discover the hidden depths of the Mediterranean and its fascinating marine environment, have fun and let their imagination run wild.

    In addition to viewing the marine life in the aquariums, Cretaquarium has organised a number of activities targeting all age groups that are designed to offer visitors a very enjoyable day out and some new, unique experiences.

    Among these is a workshop where participants can make their own clay models of marine organisms and then paint them, or even "invent" their own organisms and equip them with the tools they need to survive in a specific environment, or "enact" their imagined organism in a group setting.

    Alternatively, one can visit the specially designed 'touch pool' where visitors can observe and touch invertebrate marine species, feel the strange structures and adaptation of their bodies and experiment with touch. They also become acquainted with marine organisms within the aquarium, many of which are commonly found in Greek seas. AMNA

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Imminent changes to pensions as of Jan. 1, 2012, a possible reduction in VAT rates for transactions with credit cards, the extraordinary and controversial surtax on real estate collected via electricity bills and speculation on the timing of the next elections were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "They're searching for pretexts to postpone the elections".

    AVRIANI: "Elections immediately in order for the country to avert destruction".

    DEMOKRATIA: "Black regime".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Increase in retirement ages for engineers, lawyers, doctors - Two additional years of work for full pension".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "New threat to pensions".

    ESTIA: "National targets must be set out, with commitment by political parties for adherence to them".

    ETHNOS: "The extraordinary real estate surtax in 5 installments in 2012".

    IMERISSIA: "In principle agreement on PSI".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Tax raid on real estate with the advent of the New Year".

    TA NEA: "3percent reduction in VAT on purchases via credit card".

    VRADYNI: "Auxiliary pensions: Reductions of 20-50 percent, and change of calculation method".

    [03] Parnassos ski resort opens over weekend

    AMNA / The Parnassos ski resort will open to the public over the weekend.Despite the fact that there is not enough snow for safe skiing, visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the winter atmosphere and take rides on the ski lifts to admire the spectacular view from Mt. Parnassos, in south-central Greece. Only one piste was in operation with the aid of snowtraps, while another four others will be ready to open when and if the quality of snowfall allows. amna
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