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Periptera in decline
« on: Sunday, 15 April, 2018 @ 21:17:28 »
Greece loses thousands of traditional street kiosks after recession's bite

For over a century Greeks and tourists can stop by their neighborhood's street kiosk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to get newspapers, batteries or some snacks and a bottle of water.

However, the kiosks, or periptera, the traditional tiny convenient stores, which can be found on corners of central avenues or district squares all over Greece, have also fallen victims of the eight-year debt crisis.

Half of the 11,000 kiosks which were operating nationwide in 2010 have closed down due to recession, Thodoris Mallios, President of the Panhellenic Federation of Kiosk Renters told Xinhua in a recent interview.