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Friday, November 16, 2018

14 of the coolest luxury vacation rentals around the world, from an 18th-century Italian villa to a Swiss chalet with views of the Matterhorn

[tulum homeaway]Courtesy of HomeAway * For your next vacation, treat yourself luxuriously. * We teamed up with HomeAway to find home rentals with some of the best luxury amenities around the world. * From a villa in Spain with a helicopter landing pad to a home in Jamaica with a chef and butler, these luxury vacation rentals range from about $1,300 to $14,400 a night. Vacation is always "treat yourself" time. We teamed up with HomeAway to find home rentals with some of the best luxury amenities around the world, from France to Mexico. They don't come cheap — prices per night start at four figures and go up to five figures, but if you have the means (or bring your friends and family along to split the cost), these spots are worth it. There are two villas in Spain, one with a helicopter landing pad and one with a wellness and mindfulness private trainer; a beachfront villa in Jamaica with a full staff including a chef, nanny, and butler; an estate in Croatia with a wine cellar; beach bungalows in The Bahamas with a private beach club; and a villa in Thailand with a private spa and massage therapists. Take a peek at them all below, ranked by cost per night. IBIZA, SPAIN — $1,367 PER NIGHT Courtesy of Homeaway A MODERN VILLA IN THE BALEARICS WITH A FULL RANGE OF THERAPISTS AT YOUR SERVICE AND A LARGE SALTWATER POOL. Courtesy of Homeaway See the listing » NANTES, FRANCE — $1,519 PER NIGHT Courtesy of Homeaway SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER SEE ALSO: * How much money you actually take home from a $75,000 salary, depending on where you live * 5 exclusive travel benefits and events you can only access as an Amex Platinum cardholder * 9 of the coolest tiny homes around the world to rent on your next vacation SEE ALSO: 9 OF THE COOLEST TINY HOMES AROUND THE WORLD TO RENT ON YOUR NEXT VACATION DON'T MISS: WHAT A $1 MILLION VACATION LOOKS LIKE IN MYKONOS, GREECE, WHERE YOU'LL FLY IN ON A PRIVATE JET, SLEEP IN AN OCEAN-VIEW VILLA, AND CRUISE THE SEAS IN A YACHT


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Floga reignites Greek traditions with an open kitchen

George Raios paints some sardines — they’re deboned, butterflied and “married,” atop one another — with Greek olive oil. They'll spend 20 minutes on the grill. “I can do it in the oven in 12. But it’s ...


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Opa! 5 traditional Greek dishes to try at Floga By Mr. Greek

Before owner George Raios opened Floga By Mr. Greek in Scarborough, he decided he wanted to serve traditional specialties he thought weren’t available elsewhere in Toronto. He wanted the dishes to be ...


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Greece Central School District , NY -- Moody's assigns Aa3 to Greece CSD, NY's $1.7 million GOs

READ NOW: An off-duty pilot who attacked an Emirates flight attendant and drunkenly threatened to blow up the plane is headed to jail for a year »


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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse

Not only is this mousse quicker and more casual to make than the frillier traditional French version, but serious lovers of dark chocolate may also find themselves liking it more. You don’t need to wh...


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Princess Theodora of Greece Is Engaged to Lawyer Matthew Kumar

The Greek royals may not have technically reigned since 1974 when the monarchy was formally abolished, but that hasn't stopped them from living some very privileged lives. It was in California that sh...


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Tsipras and Hollande discuss the challenges of Europe

The Greek Prime Minister met today with former French President Francois Hollande during the visit of the latter to Athens Friends stand together in hard times With this Greek


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The steps of the Greek government up to December 3

The Greek government has now turned its focus in organizing the positive legislative initiatives that exceed EUR 900 million which will be implemented as of 112019 The EwG yest


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The Holy Synod decided the continuation of the State

On Friday November 16 the Holy Synod of the hierarchy of Greece chaired by the Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece Mr Ieronymos convened in an extraordinary session to dis


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GREECE to move 6000 refugees from island camps to mainland

GREECE is planning to transfers 6,000 refugees from the island camps to the mainland by the end of this year, the country's migration minister said ...


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Anastasiadis era begins for GREECE with win over Finland

An own goal sufficed for GREECE to beat Finland 1-0 in Athens on Thursday, but did not suffice to avert GREECE'S elimination from the Nations League, ...


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GREECE defeats Finland in UEFA Nations League

GREECE breathed some life into their UEFA Nations League campaign on Thursday by defeating high-flying Group 2 rivals Finland 1-0 at the Olympic ...


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Court documents shed light on how German was recruited to spy in GREECE

“The first part of the agreement was that we would collect information on the things that the two Turks would tell us. My first task was to put military ...


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Best VPN for GREECE 2018

Most VPNs have similar features, with the exception of a few unique ones. You need to make sure that the one you choose has features tailored to ...


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GREECE'S first enchanting snow of the season falls in Trikala (PICS)

The first snow for GREECE this season has fallen in the mountains of Trikala and it looks like a beautiful winter wonderland, as the photos published in ...


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Tsipras welcomes Hollande, 'a true friend of GREECE'

“I am very happy to see again a very good friend, a personal [friend] but most important, a very good friend of GREECE,” Tsipras said. “In GREECE we ...


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Meghan Markle: The only young royal to visit this important European country

He was born into the Greek Royal Family as the child of Prince Andrew of GREECE, before being forced to leave when he was just one year old.


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The Greek Orthodox Church faces a battle over secularisation

“The prevailing faith in GREECE is the Orthodox Church, which is inextricably united with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and with every ...


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Former French president hails GREECE'S progress

“In GREECE we have a saying that you gain a friend at tough times. You were a true friend in a time of need,” he added of Hollande, whose efforts were ...


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Greek Government Insists State Decides on Clergy Payroll

The Prime Minister’s office responded to the decisions of the Church of Greece Holy Synod on Friday stating that only the State can decide on the clergy payroll issue, and that dialogue will ...


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Greek Bureaucracy Blocks Relief Fund Distribution to Victims of East Attica Fires

House Speaker Nikos Voutsis announced today that out of the 37.7 million euros collected for emergency aid to the victims of the deadly East Attica fires in July, not one euro has been disbursed ...


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PHOTOS: Growing restaurant concept brings taste of Greece to Charlotte, adding more locations

Vasili Pahountis saw an opportunity to bring a taste of Greek food to Charlotte. He opened the first location of Greco Fresh Grille in the Blakeney shopping complex in south Charlotte roughly 7.5 year...


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Greece Says Troika Agrees No 2019 Budget, Pension Cuts Needed

ATHENS – It looks as if Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras will be able to stave off imposing more pension cuts […] The post Greece Says Troika Agrees No 2019 Budget, Pension Cuts Needed appeared first on The National Herald.


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U.S. and Greece Mark Significant Increase in Educational Exchanges

ATHENS – The number of Greek students studying in the U.S. increased 3.3% during the 2017/18 academic year, while the number of U.S. students in […] The post U.S. and Greece Mark Significant Increase in Educational Exchanges appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek bishops refuse to back PM's church-state deal

Greek bishops on Friday refused to back a proposed deal with the government designed to end decades-old land disputes, and facilitate a constitutional revision planned by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ...


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Greek Government Vows to Improve Migrant Living Conditions

The Greek government aims to transfer 6,000 people from island refugee areas to the mainland by early 2019, Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said in a press conference on Thursday.


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Eleven Greek Apps for an Unforgettable Trip to Athens!

Tourists pose for a photo at the Acropolis (file photo) It’s finally here — your vacation in Athens has begun! But how can you be sure that you are getting the most out of your trip?


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Greek Leader’s Efforts to Loosen Church-State Ties Are Met With Skepticism

ATHENS — An effort by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece to start severing cozy ties between the state and the Greek Orthodox Church, including taking priests off civil service payrolls, has open...


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Greek Church Hierarchy rejects Tsipras-Ieronymos plan on clergy payment regime

The issue was not even discussed at the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church


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American students studying in Greece rise by 21%

Percentage of Greek students studying in the US also rise by 3%


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Greek eats featured at Dec. 8 bake sale

EAST MOLINE — The Philoptochos Society of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual holiday bake sale 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 in the Fellowship Hall at 4900 Kennedy Drive, East ...


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Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, All Blacks and a generous fan

Who has 125 caps? Who coughed up? Who is being ripped off? Callum Wilson scored on his England debut on Thursday night, meaning he has one cap and one goal. Which of these players has the same international record? Carlton Palmer Rickie Lambert Francis Jeffers Mark Hateley Wayne Rooney finished his England career with 120 caps. Who is the only player with more? David Beckham Steven Gerrard Peter Shilton Bobby Moore Who will provide the voice of the Green Goblin in the French language version of the new Spider-Man film? Olivier Giroud Thierry Henry Mathieu Bastareaud Tyson Fury The two best rugby teams in the world – New Zealand and Ireland – meet in Dublin on Saturday night. Ireland have only ever beaten the All Blacks once. Where? France Australia England USA Why did the FA suspend referee David McNamara for 21 days? He called a ball boy a “little dweeb” when he wouldn’t give back the ball He laughed in the face of a player who missed a sitter He lost his whistle so was forced to shout “STOP” to get the attention of the players He forgot to bring a coin for the toss so asked the two captains to play rock, paper, scissors instead New Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has managed some of Europe's biggest clubs in his career – including Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia, Atl├ętico Madrid, Juventus, Roma, Inter, Valencia, Monaco and Chelsea – but he has only ever managed one national team. Which one? Italy Australia Greece Switzerland How did Coalville Town supporter Damien Trown help the club this week? He ran on to the pitch wearing a full kit without the referee noticing and scored from a corner He went to their ground with his lawnmower after the manager had complained about the pitch He ran on to the field and rugby tackled a streaker – his mum He gave his replica shirt back to the club as they didn't have one big enough for their new signing The Golden State Warriors have offered fans a new ticket that costs $100 a month. What is the only drawback for fans? They won’t have a seat or view of the basketball court They are in the singing section and have to pass an audition They have to pick up litter for 15 minutes after matches They have to live within a mile of the stadium to qualify for the ticket Which of these football teams has not lost a game in 2018? Borussia Dortmund Paris Saint-Germain The US women's team England women's team Complete this sequence: Moscow, Samara, Kazan, New Jersey, Maryland, Riyadh, Jeddah, London … New York Milton Keynes Colchester Berlin 1 and above. Oh dear, oh dear 2 and above. Oh dear, oh dear 3 and above. You'd done OK there. Something to build on for next week 4 and above. You'd done OK there. Something to build on for next week 5 and above. You'd done well there. A decent score and something to build on for next week 6 and above. You'd done well there. A decent score and something to build on for next week 7 and above. You're among the elite with that score 8 and above. You are excelling in life 9 and above. You're among the elite with that score 0 and above. Oh dear 10 and above. What a score. One to print out and keep. Or at least screengrab Continue reading...


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EuroBasket 2019: Great Britain women aiming to qualify against Greece

Great Britain's women's team will look to secure their place in next year's EuroBasket finals when they take on Greece in Manchester on Saturday. A three-point win would be enough to send coach Chem B...


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Greece's Church says priests should keep state jobs

Greece's powerful Orthodox Church says it wants priests to remain civil servants, rejecting part of a recent government offer to switch a payroll system for clergymen. The church's governing Holy ...


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Greece Beats Finland, Spain Loses to Croatia in UEFA Nations League

Finland won Group 2 of League C with one match remaining despite losing 1-0 against Greece. Estonia was relegated from the same group after losing […] The post Greece Beats Finland, Spain Loses to Croatia in UEFA Nations League appeared first on The National Herald.


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Grand Cru Wines from Greece and the World at Sunday Event

ATHENS – Twenty-seven Greek and 51 foreign wineries will present samples of over 150 Grand Cru red wines from this year’s production, at an event […] The post Grand Cru Wines from Greece and the World at Sunday Event appeared first on The National Herald.


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Hierarchs Conclude Meeting on Changes to Church-State Relations; Two Metropolitans Depart

ATHENS – The Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece concluded an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the proposed agreement between […] The post Hierarchs Conclude Meeting on Changes to Church-State Relations; Two Metropolitans Depart appeared first on The National Herald.


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Hollande a “True Friend” of Greece, PM Tsipras Says in Meeting with Former French President

ATHENS – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras enlisted the aid of a Greek proverb as he welcomed former French president Francois Hollande at the Maximos Mansion […] The post Hollande a “True Friend” of Greece, PM Tsipras Says in Meeting with Former French President appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek-Serbian Supreme Co-operation Council to convene December 21 in Belgrade

The strengthening of the cooperation between Greece and Serbia confirmed in their bilateral meeting Alexis Tsipras and Ana Brnabic on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit 201


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Greek police brace for violence at uprising anniversary

ATHENS, Greece — Thousands of police officers are being deployed in Athens during protests planned for the Saturday anniversary of a 1973 student uprising that was bloodily suppressed by a ...


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“Kiwi fruit production is becoming more and more important for Greek growers”

Kiwi fruit is the future of the Greek sector. The production is large, and demand comes from all over the world. Greek exporter Mitrosilis started the export of kiwi fruit some years ago, and he made ...


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Greek newspapers and walking sideways: the best ways to avoid paparazzi

Dustin Hoffman plays hide and seek, badly. Photograph: EM43/Splash News Taylor Swift has more conspiracy theories surrounding her than the moon landings: that she has an evil twin she banished to Japa...


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Best beaches in Greece that have us dreaming of summer already

Greece is renowned for offering up plenty of picture-perfect sandy shores for those after beach holidays. With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, picking the right one for your getaway can be q...


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American siblings find estranged Turkish father after series of family feuds

The late mother of Chicago-born Candice Jackson and Henry Kevin Jackson has been telling them her estranged husband was a Greek shipowner, but the brother and sister have found out he was actually a Turkish businessman, thanks to the man’s ongoing feud with his own brother.


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Minister Nikolina Angelkova: Bulgaria and Greece partner in joint projects to attract tourists from distant markets to the Balkans

Sofia. The partnership in tourism between Bulgaria and Greece is developing and both countries are working on joint initiatives to attract more visitors to the Balkan region, Tourism Minister Nikolina ...


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Greece Dodges New Pension Cuts as Government Eyes 2019 Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has some political breathing room ahead of next year’s general election. After the country’s euro-area creditors didn’t raise objections to a government request to ...


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Greece, Spain Told To Get Act Together On Solvency Regs

Law360, London (November 16, 2018, 12:33 PM GMT) -- Europe's top insurance regulator has ordered national watchdogs in countries including Bulgaria, Greece and Spain to improve their enforcement of go...


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Greek Bishops Will Take Up Separation of Church and State Deal

ATHENS – A showdown is looming when Greek Bishops and the Holy Synod is set for a Nov. 16 meeting over a tentative agreement that […] The post Greek Bishops Will Take Up Separation of Church and State Deal appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkey Warns “Another Option” if Aegean Diplomacy Fails with Greece

Hinting at military action, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said if tensions with Greece over rights in the Aegean Sea aren’t figured out through diplomacy […] The post Turkey Warns “Another Option” if Aegean Diplomacy Fails with Greece appeared first on The National Herald.


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US Ambassador to Greece Pyatt Backs Cyprus Energy Hunt

With Turkey stepping up provocations in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, including putting warships off Cyprus in a bid to keep foreign energy companies from […] The post US Ambassador to Greece Pyatt Backs Cyprus Energy Hunt appeared first on The National Herald.


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