vice greece

Easter

Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou
4.19.19
activists

How Robotics Are Transforming the Lives of Greece's Underprivileged Kids

Eight 18-year-olds are offering kids in their neighbourhood a way out by passing forward the skills they've learned.
Kostas Koukoumakas
12.25.18
Travel

What It's Really Like to Work on a Greek Party Island

"An entire toilet cubicle was covered in shit. I stood guard, making sure no one tried to go in, while my boss put on a mask and walked in there to clean up the mess."
Tasos Magiopoulos
10.23.18
Greek Financial Crisis

The People, Photos and Stories That Defined the Greek Financial Crisis

The Greek government claims austerity is over. But will anything actually change?
Kostas Koukoumakas
9.14.18
wildfires

Photos of the Destruction Caused By Wildfires in the Greek Town of Rafina

Twenty-six of the 60 people killed in the wildfires so far were found on a single plot of land in Rafina, just outside Athens.
Kostas Koukoumakas
7.24.18
crime

I've Broken Out of Jail By Helicopter, Twice

We spoke to Alket Rizai about his escapes, which were remarkably similar to the escape last week by French prisoner Redoine Faid.
Tasos Theofillou
7.10.18
feminism

Women Talk About the Worst Body Shaming They've Experienced

"I've been told that I look like a reptile and that my skin is repulsive."
Melpomeni Maragkidou
4.16.18
fighting

I Went to a 'Bar Fight Seminar' to Learn to Defend Myself Against Angry Drunks

With some basic Krav Maga and a broken bottle or two, you can win any bar brawl.
Antonis Konstantaras
4.6.18
Greece

Thousands of Greeks Protested the Fact That Macedonia Is Called Macedonia

For decades, Greece has been worried that its neighbour, Macedonia, will one day claim the Greek province of the same name.
Thodoris Chondrogiannos
2.5.18
Health

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Number one: giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation it's just a "thank you present".
Anna Nini
1.12.18
refugee crisis

Photographs of Daily Life in an Overcrowded Refugee Camp

About 1,500 people live in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. One of them documented his life there for a month.
Melpomeni Maragkidou
12.13.17
refugee crisis

Child Refugees Are Being Abused By European Border Officials

A report by Doctors Without Borders details the mistreatment of refugees along the Balkan Route.
Kostas Koukoumakas
11.3.17
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